I’ve been meaning to do up my kitchen since we moved in last year. Finally got around to doing some of it.
I stuck “blackboard” foil on the wall that I can write on with chalk (amazon) and got shoe cabinets from ikea that now house cat food, dry baking ingredients and the third has plastic bags and sponges in it. Very handy as my kitchen is very narrow and I’d constantly be walking into shelves. These guys are very narrow so they’re not in the way.
I also bought “tile foil”, cut out the tile images and stuck them to my own boring white tiles. I now have fancy blue and white decorative tiles. Again, I got the foil on amazon. I have loads of it left so if they ever get dirty or peel off I can just replace them.
And last but not least I screwed bars on the walls, hung baskets from them or hooks. Also ikea.
I still have a kitchen roll holder, a tea towel rack, a cup bar with hooks for cups, a narrow shelf for food, two small shelves for Cook books, a hook for my weighing scale and a whole cabinet with doors for under the window to add to my kitchen to clear it up even further.
Time is in short supply at the moment so it will happen little by little. I don’t mind as long as it is happening.
Oh and a large wall sticker that reads “cuisine” in purple letters. (It’s a private joke that originated from watching a movie called “this must be the place” with Sean Penn. The main character sits in the kitchen and wonders why the interior designer wrote ‘cuisine’ on the wall even though it’s obviously the kitchen.)