This may sound like a strange thing to say, but sometimes an argument can be caused by the decoration of a room in your home.
And as the kitchen is one of the main areas of your property, it makes sense to start here.
What was the reason for the last argument with your partner? Did you have a bad day at work? Is the latest home improvement renovation not quite complete after all the promises?
There are many reasons an argument could have been triggered but before blaming your other half, think about the kitchen.
Here are some tips for argument proofing your kitchen:
Create a calming environment
We all spend a great deal of time in the kitchen. In fact, research shows that 38% of the time we spend at home is in the kitchen. Therefore it’s no surprise really that many arguments start here. Maybe the kitchen’s too small that you’re under each other’s feet or perhaps it’s poorly laid out so there’s little room to manoeuvre.
There are definitely some great ways to improve on this, whether you take to redesigning the entire room so it can accommodate more people or improve the workflow.
Choose some cooling colours
The colour actually has a huge effect on the mood of people in your home. Red is simply a no-no because it’ll boost energy levels, make you hungry and could be over-stimulating. This is the same case for yellow, which can also cause you to be angry and irritated.
If you want to create a calming atmosphere in your kitchen then the best colours for the job are blue, green and purple. If you have a smaller kitchen then try to use lighter shades, to ensure the room doesn’t feel too cramped.
Bring in a professional
Unless you love working on your home and fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY expert, we’d always recommend bringing in a pro to redesign the kitchen for you. There are so many styles and options available that it makes sense to get some expert opinion on the matter. This will save you the stress of doing the job yourself and you’ll be delighted with the finish.
Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share
- A kitchen refurbishment can cost as little as £1,000, but more expensive and better quality products could set you back up to £8,000.
- A new kitchen can significantly increase the value of your home by several thousand pounds.
- There are plenty of styles, designs and materials for the kitchen, giving you an opportunity to create a unique appeal.
- It could be a lot more cost effective to simply change the cupboard doors as this is a cheaper way to create a fresh appeal.