10 Kitchen Renovation Ideas to Help You Love Cooking Again

If you love cooking, your kitchen should feel like a sacred space in your home. But if you’re held back by old appliances, outdated cabinetry, and worn-out floors, chances are you try to avoid your kitchen as much as you can. If this sounds like you, it’s definitely time for an upgrade, so you can reignite your passion.

Here, we’re sharing some of our favorite ideas for your kitchen renovation — and how WOCA can help your new space last and look great for years to come.

Go bright

First thing’s first, you want to make your kitchen a space you actually want to spend time in. When choosing colors for your walls, cabinets, and backsplashes, consider going for clean and bright colors. It will immediately help open up your kitchen and make it feel like a more spacious place to cook and entertain.

Install butcher block counters

One of the biggest aspects of cooking is the actual prep work. Measuring, cutting, slicing, chopping — all of that can start to feel more tedious and less fun if you don’t have enough room or counter space to work with. Our suggestion? Butcher block counters! Not only are they incredibly useful (because you can do all your prep work directly on your countertops), but they’re a much more affordable option. 

Pro tip: Don’t forget to take extra good care of your butcher block counters with WOCA’s Natural Soap Spray!

Add a kitchen island

Another way to make your kitchen more cooking-friendly? Adding an island! It creates more much-needed counter space, and with the right design, you can add elements like:

    • Extra storage
    • Open shelving
    • An oven range
    • A kitchen sink
    • Overhead lighting
    • Bar seating (because cooking is more fun with company!)
    • A butcher block
    • Built-in wine cooler

New cabinetry

Cabinets can make or break an entire kitchen. They can make the whole room feel dark and overcrowded, or it can frustrate cooks who need space for all their latest gadgets and tools. Before your kitchen renovation, take extra time to consider all your storage and organizational needs and choose a layout that is both functional and fun to look at.

Pro tip: Consider elements of open shelving to make your kitchen seem more spacious and bright.

Upgrade your appliances

If you’ve lost your love for cooking, it might have something to do with the tools you’re working with. If you don’t have an oven, stove, fridge, or sink that makes your job easier, then it’s probably time to upgrade to appliances that do. With so many sleek designs out there, your new appliances can take your kitchen renovation to an entirely new level.

Install hardwood floors

Kitchens are one of the busiest rooms in the house, and it needs a strong floor to withstand all the commotion. Not to mention, it needs some tough protection against all the messes that will inevitably happen from cooking, spilling, and everything else life throws your way. With WOCA’s interior woodcare collection, you can ensure the hardwood floors in your kitchen (or anywhere else in your home) look great, keep clean, stay protected, and last for years to come. 

Make your kitchen a sacred space again with WOCA

From cleaning to restaining to refinishing — WOCA Woodcare has your entire kitchen covered. Our environmentally-friendly solutions ensure your floors, cabinets, and counters stay protected while you and your family stay safe from harsh chemicals used in other woodcare products. Explore our entire interior collection to preserve your newly renovated kitchen!

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