5 Simple Facelift Ideas from Designer Janette Ewen to Rejuvenate your Kitchen

Changing the look of your kitchen doesn't necessarily require a contractor or any major renovations. Small upgrades that don't need much time or money can have a bigger impact than an overhaul demo-reno. Here’s some tips from design expert Janette Ewen that will inspire you in the kitchen.   

Back to Black

Black in the kitchen is a notable trend. From black stainless appliances to backsplashes and faucets, black adds an effortless and chic look. Consider adding a black tile backsplash to your existing space, paired with the Delta Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Matte Black to complete the look

Here We Grow!

The popularity of the kitchen gardens is on the rise as people reconnect with their indoor green thumbs. From sprouting microgreens to maintaining small pots of herbs, setting up a small grow area will add a splash of colour and life to your space. Talk about a trend that urban dwellers are really digging.

It’s All About the Flow

How do people move through your kitchen? When it comes to redesigns, trendsetters like to identify a family’s needs and flow before establishing a layout—are they typically moving in a triangle pattern between appliances and the sink? If so, avoid arranging your kitchen in a linear pattern as it limits the number of people who can access the space at once.

Plywood, Please!

When it comes to cabinetry, this unexpected trend is giving kitchens a modern-rustic feel. A plywood look offers a minimalist vibe to your space and works best when paired with simple materials: clean white counter tops and understated fixtures like the Addison Pull-Down Bar/Prep Faucet—the perfect contemporary partner for plywood touches.

Setting the Bar High

Influenced by shows like Mad Men, homeowners are installing built-in bars or adding bar carts at a furious pace. To incorporate this look, shop for vintage bar accessories and consider a mid-century modern-style look—teak works well for the kind of vibe that would make Don Draper smile.