Did you know that the design of your kitchen, or any room in your home, can affect your mood?
Here at Ark Remodeling Services, we specialize in helping our clients create kitchen designs that suit their needs and reflect their tastes.
We’d like to share with you a few proven ways that you can update your kitchen’s design to create a more cheerful space.
Read on for a few proven ways that you can update your kitchen design to influence and improve the mood of everyone in your home.
1. Use Color to Brighten Your Mood
How you use color in your home can affect your mood. Colors instantly set a mood and subconsciously convey emotion and invoke a physiological reaction.
To brighten a room, try yellow accents. These will invigorate and increase metabolism, making you feel happy. Meanwhile, green can add a luxurious richness to your space, while teal adds serenity. Blue is a highly productive color and can be used in an office or kitchen to invigorate. Finally, red adds confident charm and punctuates styles from vintage to craftsmen to contemporary.
In the kitchen, consider reflective and black finishes that provide contrast and enliven creativity. For example, consider matte black cabinet pulls paired with a black kitchen faucet with a sprayer.
Or look to nature for your color palette. Earth tones can promote an uplifting mood as they connect you to nature.
Talk to Ark Remodeling Services kitchen design consultants for more advice on positive color palette choices.
2. Brighten your mood
Lighting design has come a long way and research shows that proper lighting can improve both mood and emotions. Start with leveraging as much natural light as possible or consider adding windows or skylights to bring more natural light into your home.
There are plenty of options if you don’t have an abundance of natural light available. Try beefing up your lighting fixtures with the latest in soft bulbs, LEDs, under cabinet lighting, and more. You can also strategically place mirrors in your décor to reflect natural light, add glass-front cabinet doors to your design, or add accent and task lighting to prep areas.
3. Enhance your comfort
The harbinger of goodwill and happiness is super comfortable seating. Consequently, make sure that your seating is both attractive and comfortable.
4. Add botanicals
Houseplants offer many benefits ranging from petite succulents to showy tropical varieties. As well as being budget-friendly, mood-boosting, and air purifying, houseplants also improve relaxation, inspiration, and focus.
Make sure you choose the best non-toxic house plants for your family, home, and pets.
When you add plants and greenery to your home, you will not only improve the air quality, but the smell of fresh greenery could also boost your mood. Just like light and sunshine, smells have an impact on your mood. Let fresh scents enhance your happy place.
5. Declutter and Organize
When you declutter, you’ll find that your mood – and overall health – will improve. Schedule a monthly time to clean, store and organize everything in your kitchen.
A stylish storage solution can make a big difference in your life. A well-organized space can keep you focused and motivated throughout the day.
Ask your Ark Remodeling Services consultant about storage solutions for stowing appliances, cutting boards, trays, utensils, digital devices, the microwave, and more.
6. Make it All About You
Be sure to design a kitchen that is all about you and your lifestyle, not what some fancy design magazine says works best. Your kitchen’s functionality should be the first priority. Talk in-depth with your kitchen expert about how you and your family use the kitchen, each day, from morning until night. This will result in a more personalized design with intentional choices about what goes where.
When you’re thinking about décor options, accessory pieces, and accents, choose what you love. Remember, you’re the one spending every day in this space, so design something that you’ll look forward to seeing regularly.
7. Usability, Efficiency, and Long-Term Use
When the kitchen timer goes off and you’re standing at the stovetop, is it easily within reach?
Can you prepare a meal using only a step or two in any one direction?
Will you be able to maneuver comfortably in your kitchen in 10 to 15 years? What about an in-law, parent, or a wheelchair-bound friend? Designing a livable and accessible kitchen makes everyone happy. Your kitchen layout will be something to consider as you make changes to your space. Make sure to include enough space for everything that you’d need. An updated kitchen is an investment in your future, so plan it out accordingly.
If you’re ready to change how your kitchen looks and functions, get some free advice from the kitchen professionals at Kitchen Magic! We’re here to help you make the most of your kitchen remodel, and our free design consultation is fun and informative and there’s absolutely no obligation to buy. Just give us a call at 832-909-7903, or click here to schedule your free design consultation right now!