Kitchens are the heart of any home. With the amount of time you spend in there, it’s smart to freshen things up with the occasional upgrade. “There are many easy-to-do changes that don’t cost a fortune, but will completely shift the look of your kitchen,” says interior designer Meredith Marlow. “It’s amazing what additional pendants, a fresh backsplash, and new paint can do to transform a room.”
Guys also shouldn’t shy away from bringing flowers, herbs, and other plants into a kitchen. Succulents are a modern way to brighten up a bachelor pad, says David Daneshgar, co-Founder of BloomNation. “And the fact that they’re low maintenance is a bonus any guy can appreciate.” One way to make plants standout in the kitchen is to use a slate or black pot instead of a vase for a masculine touch.
From modern lighting that helps you set a mood while preparing a meal, to better seats, more storage, and a little flair for your walls, here are a few key suggestions for a stylish and complete kitchen upgrade: