If you associate your kitchen only with an endless cycle of cooking, cleaning and washing dishes, resolve to start the new year fresh! These small changes will give you a new view of your kitchen and make it a place of comfort and belonging.

Clean the Slate
With any room transformation, it’s important to start with a clean slate. Begin by giving your kitchen a deep cleaning: scrub down cabinets and countertops, thoroughly mop the floor, and dust the tops of upper cabinets. This is also a great time to get rid of junk that has been cluttering up your cabinets. Splurge a little on some matching dishware or flatware, or if your taste is a little more eclectic, check out local thrift stores to build your own unique collection.

Dress Things Up with Baskets
If you have a lot of open shelving, try utilizing pretty woven baskets for storage and organization. This is an easy way to take care of cluttered counters and shelving. Simply gather up similar items that you want to store together, toss them in a basket, and find a good place to display it. This will help you become more organized while adding nicely to the look and feel of your kitchen.

Add Personal Touches
People have certain ideas about what kitchens are supposed to look like, but if you are going to be the one spending the majority of your time in it, why worry about what other people think? Try adding some personal touches to give the room some personality. If you’re into gardening, place fresh-cut flowers in vases around the room, or start an herb garden on your windowsill. If you are an artist, find the perfect spot for one of your paintings, or use your creativity to spice up an accent wall. It doesn’t really matter how you choose to do it; just make the space your own.

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