Celebrate Spring with a Fresh Feeling Kitchen – March 2024

March is very much a “transitional” month – which can also signal an inspiring month! It’s when we really start to move away from the comforts of winter and start looking ahead towards the comforts of spring. Renewing, flourishing energy is in the air which makes March an ideal time to start planning your kitchen renovation. Harness the energy of renewal by using this time to plan your custom kitchen design! Be sure to check out the on-trend design tips and pieces of advice below to set you up for success when you start planning. Follow all the way to the end for some comforting recipes to get you through the month with a bit more ease and joy.

Don’t Skip the Spring Cleaning

If you’re looking to press the “reset” button in your kitchen, spring cleaning is essential. Here is your checklist for a sparkling clean space. Remember, having a manageable list where you can “check off” each task as you go can make the whole process a lot less daunting. It can even help you create better cleaning habits moving forward. If you get into a routine of doing basic cleaning on a regular basis, dust and dirt will have less time to build up, making each cleaning session easier. 

  • Tackle the dreaded junk drawer –you’ll thank yourself later.
  • Use up the food in your cupboards or donate what you won’t use to a local foodbank.
  • Take the time to deep clean your microwave, range hood and oven.
  • Vacuum and wipe down kitchen drawers.
  • Deep clean the fridge! This means completely emptying it and wiping down every surface with warm soapy water.
  • Clean your windows with glass cleaner (or vinegar and water) and a microfibre cloth.
  • Wipe down all surfaces (countertops and cabinets.)
  • Finally, sweep and mop the floors for an invigorating sparkle and shine.

Refresh Your Kitchen

Spring is a time for new beginnings. Could that also mean it’s time to start planning your next reno? Here are five trends for 2024 to consider when planning a large kitchen update!

  • Island Bliss: There’s a reason so many homeowners are embracing their kitchen island as a functional staple and focal point. Large islands give you more room to prepare meals, store go-to items to free up counter space, and gather/entertain friends. Add the perfect lighting above your kitchen island to brighten your workspace and bring warmth to your home.
  • Floating Shelves: Open-concept kitchens and spaces that feel large are not only on trend, they’re also great to freshen your outlook! One way to free up space is to utilize floating shelves that combine simplicity with function, and free up a ton of floor and counter space. They also suit several kitchen designs. Just ask us!
  • Bold Cabinetry Colours: Colour is making its way back into modern kitchens and a popular choice for a pop of colour is through bold kitchen cabinets – a great way to add an energizing accent. Colours that are back (and here to stay) are sage green, dark green, light blue, navy, ‘greige’ and black. 
  • Gorgeous Greens: Embrace the trendiest hue of 2024… shades of green! From lush forests to fresh foliage, green is everywhere and is perfect for spring. Here are 4 great examples from Benjamin Moore that will bring a breath of fresh air to any kitchen. 
Fernwood Green: 2145-40 Lush: AF-475 Georgian GreenHC-115 Saybrook Sage HC-114

Going Green: Eco-friendly designs are a top consideration from designers and homeowners alike. This can be anything from repurposing cabinet materials, sustainable flooring, energy efficient appliances and LED lighting.

Recipes to Warm Your Heart this March

Lastly, here are 5 heartwarming recipes to add to your week (and St Patrick’s Day celebrations) this month! They’ll give you some much needed comfort during this transitional season.

Guinness Stout Brownies

Simple au Gratin Potatoes

Linguine with Lemon Alfredo Shrimp

Baked Salmon

Bunny Bark

We hope our March blog left you feeling inspired by the possibilities of what you can achieve in your kitchen this spring. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if you’re looking to book a consultation in our showroom or need some more custom kitchen advice. We look forward to working with you to create a space you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Happy St Patrick’s Day, Easter and spring from Hawthorne Kitchens Kingston.