The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where hearty meals are made for loved ones, and bonding can happen over a pot of boiling pasta. And, of course, the way to our hearts is through our stomachs, so the kitchen will always be a special place in the home.
So much time is spent in and around the kitchen that it has become a source of pride, setting the tone for the rest of the home’s interior design. It’s only natural that plenty of us desire a well-functioning, well-designed kitchen fit for a magazine shoot, but we often don’t know how to prepare our existing kitchen showroom.
Whether you’re renting or a homeowner, turning your kitchen into a sleek, clutter-free centrepiece of your home simply by following some easy interior design tips isn’t difficult.
1. It’s Not Hard to Change Hardware
If you have a screwdriver (and maybe a drill and putty if you’re being adventurous), you can change the hardware in your kitchen yourself. It’s that simple. The hardware in your kitchen design (i.e., the handles on cabinets and drawers) can significantly impact the rest of your kitchen and, in turn, your home. Therefore, worn, damaged, or old-fashioned hardware can date a kitchen and make it look older and more unfashionable than it is.
There’s almost no limit to the cabinet and drawer hardware selection available in style, colour, material, and price. So, there’s no excuse not to swap out your old knobs for something new and shiny to elevate the look and feel of your kitchen design.
Another interior design tip for modernising your kitchen is to give cabinets and drawers a lick of fresh paint, although this isn’t as renter friendly as simply changing the hardware.
2. Let There Be Light!
A well-lit kitchen is a practical kitchen. However, as any list of interior design tips will tell you, lighting can be used for much more than its functional contribution of brightening a room.
Lighting can be used to set a mood or define the tone of a space. In the kitchen, adding a strip of inexpensive and eco-friendly LED lights underneath overhead cabinets can enhance the contemporary feel of your kitchen space. And when you’re not in the kitchen, you can leave these discreet, energy-efficient LED lights on as ‘mood lighting’ for the rest of your home.
3. Countertop Couture
When selecting countertop appliances for your kitchen, choosing smart, user-friendly, practical, and attractive appliances, such as the HomePure Viva water ioniser and filter with its LCD colour touch screen and sleek modern design, is essential.
For a minimalist look, assess the appliances sitting on your countertops and ask yourself these two questions:
“Do I use it every day?”
“Does it make my life easier?”
If you answered “yes” to one or both questions, it deserves a permanent place on your countertop. QNET’s new HomePure Viva water ioniser and filter gets a big YES to both questions. It conveniently provides customised water for all your daily needs, making life easier and healthier.
4. Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
It has been said that ‘mess = stress’ is undoubtedly true for household clutter. One way to instantly make your kitchen design feel more modern and stress-free is to keep your space clutter-free.
While appliances with modern design aesthetics will immediately make a kitchen look more sophisticated, a kitchen overflowing with dirty dishes or a kitchen bench littered with various domestic debris will automatically make your kitchen look messy and unhygienic.
This means that while a well-placed fruit bowl, countertop water ioniser, or wooden bread box can fancy up a kitchen, ‘less is more’ when it comes to the bric-a-brac cluttering your kitchen space.
HomePure Viva Water Ioniser and Filter
Adhering to the ethos of a modern, well-designed, and clutter-free kitchen, QNET’s home and living line, HomePure, has launched the water-revolutionising HomePure Viva water ioniser and filter.
An interactive countertop appliance that earns its bench space by being THE most frequently used appliance in any kitchen, the HomePure Viva has 11 smart settings to provide filtered, ionised water for all your daily needs around the home.
So, whether you enjoy the health benefits of hydrogen-rich, alkaline drinking water or want to reduce harsh cleaning chemicals with acidic water optimised for disinfecting, HomePure Viva offers a convenient and easy-to-use way to get the most out of your water.
HomePure Viva has been tested and certified by the Korea Conformity Laboratory, South Korea, for water purification performance and has received TUV certification for electronics appliances (CE Certification).