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3 Ways to Transform Your Kitchen & Family Time

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3 Ways to Totally Transform Your Kitchen


When you are the one responsible for planning, prepping, cooking, and cleaning up after the meals in your family, you can find yourself spending a great deal of your time in the kitchen. If you enjoy cooking, you might not be too bothered about this particular arrangement. However, if your kitchen is in need of several updates and changes, then you might be dealing with a different situation entirely.


It can be frustrating to have to cook and meal prep in a kitchen that isn’t entirely functional or that is rather lacking in regard to its design. With all of the hard work that you do, you deserve a kitchen that works for you, and that is an enjoyable place to spend your time. With the right approach, you might even find that other members of your family start spending more time in the kitchen with you.


Transform Your Kitchen


If you are currently looking to transform your kitchen in order to improve its functionality and design, here are three ways in which you can accomplish just that.


1. Address Key Design Elements


The key design elements of your kitchen are going to have the greatest amount of impact on the overall look and feel of the space. Colors, textures, and the finer details can all come together to create a space that is just as enjoyable to be in as it is functional. This is why when you are looking to totally transform your kitchen, you should start by updating its key design elements.


Things like the countertops, the colors of the walls, and the type of cabinets you have are all some of the key design elements that you can consider updating as you transform your kitchen. It is important that all of these elements work well together, so make sure to do your research to find the look that works for you.


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This was my granite transformation:

 Transform Your Kitchen
2003. Elise
 Transform Your Kitchen
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2. Bring in More Light


Sometimes, the biggest way to have a major impact on the design of your kitchen is to let the light shine in. You might be surprised to find just how different your kitchen can look and feel when you are able to allow more natural light to enter the space.


In order to find the best ways to bring more natural light into your kitchen, you should take the time to evaluate your options. The task might be as simple as replacing a small kitchen window with a larger one. Other options to consider include installing a skylight in the ceiling and replacing your kitchen door with one that has a large window.


3. Update Appliances


Even though they don’t quite qualify as design elements, the appliances that you have in your kitchen have the ability to completely impact the overall look of the space. If you are looking to address the design as well as the functionality of your kitchen, you should see about updating older appliances and installing some newer ones.


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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.