Summer is here, which means hot weather (supposedly). With summer brings a season of brilliant cooking, food, socializing and parties. These top tips will help your kitchen have that summer feel and fresh look!

Bright Colours

Summer means colour! Incorporating brighter colours into your kitchen will suddenly make it appear more summery and also give it a mini makeover. Brighter colours are proven to put people in better moods and also can make your kitchen appear larger, making it a perfect choice for people with a smaller kitchen space. Adding flowers and plants to your kitchen is a brilliant way to make the room appear more lively and summery. Other simple ways of adding pops of colour to your kitchen are tea towels, oven gloves, mugs, fruit etc. The list of creative ways to inject colour into your kitchen is endless – and good fun!

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Grow your own herbs

Herbs are a brilliant way to decorate and also can be used on for that summer BBQ preparation! They smell amazing and look great. This little addition to the kitchen will help bring in some colour to brighten up your room. Herbs such as basil, thyme, chives and mint are easily grown and not hard to maintain. Buying seedlings is the easiest and quickest solution to growing your own herbs, all you need to do it water them and prune for cooking.

Clear surroundings

There is nothing worse than a cluttered work space, especially in the summer where the kitchen tends to be busier and a little bit stuffier. Saving space is a continuous problem due to kitchens commonly being the most cluttered space in the house. Small appliances are a larger market than ever, giving consumers a larger variety – this leads to having more to store. Wall mounts, hooks and shelves are a brilliant way to store things off the worktops, freeing up more counter space and making your kitchen appear clutter free. A good storage system to free up drawers for other miscellaneous clutter are knife magnetic wall mounts or a knife rack, it looks professional and sleek.

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Islands

An island unit in a kitchen is a popular trend that can be a focal point for the kitchen. It’s a great way to add more storage space, more surfaces to prepare food and cook on and also a handy extra place to eat. Displaying food on an island is handy for parties and social events; this can help turn your kitchen into a more social room. It can be designed and fitted to your kitchens design and individual desires; it’s a great personal addition to any kitchen. Here at Alresford Interiors we have designed and built lots of kitchens with islands for all different styles of kitchens.

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