Today we’re tackling a kitchen makeover in 10 minutes… Yes, believe it or not, we’ll be able to freshen up this space with just a few minute’s time! These quick solutions to creating a new feel for your kitchen won’t break the bank or necessitate a timeline either. There won’t be any painting of cabinetry, re-tiling of a back splash, or new solid-surface counter top options to explore, no sir! We simply employ a bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to bring you your new(ish) kitchen:
The Art of the Back Splash – Gather favorite family photos and/or small, framed works of art to lean against your current back splash, creating a new look for this part of your kitchen. You just want to make sure your art and photos are covered with glass, so any mess will be easily wiped clean.
Repurpose a Pitcher – Pitchers can be used for so much more than serving a nice drink! Select your most-loved kitchen tools and bring them within easy reach by displaying them in a beautiful pitcher on your counter top.
Raise the Comfort Level – Add a throw pillow to the seating option in your kitchen, not only will it add color and texture, it’ll provide lumbar support so your family and friends may never want to leave your ever-so-comfortable, newly freshened kitchen space!
New Scents Make Sense – If you’re always cooking up unique eats, chances are your kitchen is retaining some of those smells from last night’s fish dinner. A nice candle may be just the ticket to eliminate those odors and provide an especially welcoming environment each time they enter your kitchen space.
Ahhh… A kitchen you and your family will really be able to sink your teeth into! All it took was a few re-placed accessories and some creative solutions. Implement these ideas in your space and you’ll be enjoying a new kitchen in just 10 minutes!
With just 10 minutes, and a bit of creativity you can transform an entire space!
Today, we’re tackling the guest bedroom. With wedding and graduation season upon us, soon house guests will be too. An often overlooked space, the guest bedroom can be a hodgepodge of reclaimed furniture, bedding and accessories. Even if you don’t have the time or budget to create a totally made-over space, 10 minutes will provide the perfect opportunity to freshen your space.
Bring in a colorful quilt – it’s amazing what a new (even if it’s just new to the space) textile will do for your guest bedroom. Keep the rest of your bedding neutral and add a colorful quilt or throw at the foot of your bed. Remember that hodgepodge we mentioned earlier? A colorful piece like this may be the perfect cohesive element your guest bedroom is calling for!
Switch up a lampshade and let there be NEW light! Select a lampshade from another space in your home (or if you’re a design hoarder – select one from your stash) and switch it with one in your guest bedroom. A new texture and tone surrounding the light source will truly create a new feel for your space.
Relocate a plant and breathe fresh life into your guest bedroom. No matter the size of your space, even the tiniest of succulents will liven up your space and add some much needed greenery – especially if you get creative with the potting (think antique milk glass, or a bright metallic pencil holder).
And, voila, there you have it – a 10 minute makeover of your guest bedroom, courtesy of the team here at steve mckenzie’s! Now, what are you doing with your next 10 minutes?!?