If your kitchen leaves you feeling cold, why not warm things up this winter? Here, we’ll talk about simple, do-it-yourself (DIY) ways to make the heart of the home more inviting, whether you have a small galley or a spacious open concept kitchen.
It’s the small touches and fine details that make the biggest difference.
When you think of a cozy kitchen, you probably picture a small space with old-fashioned charm, but square footage and age should not matter. Any kitchen can be made to feel cozy, including a brand new open concept kitchen. It’s all in the details. From wall treatments to table linens, fill your kitchen with decorative touches that add winter warmth and character. Textural elements like woven baskets, a burlap table runner, and wool or natural fiber area rugs add to the overall feel of the room. Colorful small appliances like a toaster or stand mixer are not only functional, but can add a bit of whimsy to your countertops. On windows, heavier fabrics and patterns like plaid or buffalo check are perfect for the winter season.
Choose welcoming, cozy colors that warm up your space.
The right wall color can make even the most spacious open concept kitchen feel snug. In a large room, steer towards deep, saturated hues on the warm side of the color wheel, such as chocolate brown, camel, charcoal gray, or gold. While deep, these colors are still neutral enough to carry a large room without feeling too bold. If you prefer cool colors like blue or green, opt for dark shades, like navy blue or hunter green. Jewel tones are right on trend and will also compliment a large yet cozy space. If your kitchen is on the small side, you could also opt for warm shades of soft beige or light gray to keep things warm yet airy.
If you are planning a kitchen remodel, here are a few cozy suggestions to consider.
- When deciding on flooring for your kitchen, consider wood-look tile for the warmth and beauty of hardwood, plus added durability and ease of care.
- For light fixtures and hardware, such as knobs and pulls, select warm metallics like oil rubbed bronze or burnished brass.
- For added warmth, choose cabinetry in a warm, medium or dark finish, such as espresso kitchen cabinets, cinnamon, caramel, or chocolate glaze.
Cabinetry is the most important element in any kitchen. When designing a cozy new room, select solid wood cabinetry that compliments your home. Ready to assemble cabinets from The RTA Store are easy to install, well made, and come in a wide variety of styles and finishes. And since they are DIY, they are an affordable option when planning a kitchen remodel. Take advantage of our free room design service to see just how cozy your new kitchen could be!
At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!