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6 Must-Try Ideas to Revamp Your Kitchen

Go for any style and achieve your dream cooking corner

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Photography: Mark Chester Ang and Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photos)

Just like any other task, preparing meals can be pretty exhausting, too. After all, you don’t just think about making lists of ingredients, you also need to come up with a menu that the whole family will enjoy.

We’ve said it many times before—a pretty space can make you feel inspired! Giving your kitchen an upgrade may just help clear your mind and make cooking a breeze. Check out these lovely kitchens and what you can learn from each:

1. Curate a vignette.

Look around your kitchen and see if there’s an unused corner. Turn it into an inspiration wall by putting together potted herbs, cute jars, and a collection of your favorite recipes. You can simply run to this corner when you’re in need of cooking inspiration.

Find wall-mounted shelves at Wilcon I.T. Hub, Chino Roces Ave corner EDSA, Bangkal, Makati City.

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2. Use fruits and small appliances as part of your decor.

Many homeowners make sure that fruits are readily available at home as snacks. Bring out the prettiest bowl or tray you have and fix a couple of oranges and apples on the counter. Meanwhile, if you love collecting small appliances, you can put the most colorful ones on display to liven up a dull corner of the countertop.

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3. Reward yourself with a customized piece.

In small kitchens, an extra trolley can serve as an extra prep area or as an extra storage unit. In this studio unit, a custom pine kitchen trolley by DEKKO Furniture and Design makes for a clever must-have as it adds warmth and function to the tight area. The surface can hold décor and utensils, while the rest can be used for cooking.

RL Tip: Order your own customized piece today! Learn more about DEKKO by following them on Instagram.

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4. Update your fixtures.

Giving an area a new look doesn’t mean spending on a huge renovation project. By simply updating the fixtures in your kitchen, you can achieve a space that looks brand-new. Take inspiration from this cooking area—the designers opted for brass details to give it a vintage look. Invest in a new faucet, cabinet knobs, and accessories—these will add sparkle to your kitchen.

Find kitchen fixtures at Wilcon I.T. Hub, Chino Roces Ave corner EDSA, Bangkal, Makati City.

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5. Give your kitchen cabinets a fresh coat of paint.

Depending on the style you have in mind, you can paint the cabinets to give the entire kitchen a new look. For an industrial appeal, you can opt for a distressed finish or have it painted in light gray. Those who love a pop of color may want to consider shades of yellow and orange.

RL Tip: You can work with a trusted carpenter to get this done within a specific budget.

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6. Bring in new lighting fixtures.

The right lighting piece is essential in any kitchen—it can help you see if you have the right ingredients or if the food is cooking just right. Accomplish all these while setting the mood by investing in task lighting or bringing in new pendant lights. Choose a piece that matches your home’s style and color scheme for a cohesive look.

Find lighting pieces at Habitat, 3rd Level, Abenson (beside Ascott BGC hotel), 28th Street and 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.

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PHOTOS: Mark Chester Ang | Miguel Nacianceno | Vincent Coscolluela (3 and 4) | Michael Angelo Chua (5 and 6)

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