Refresh your kitchen for less
10 tips for a quick and easy makeover that will refresh your kitchen and make it feel like new again.
Replacing your kitchen cabinet doors is cheaper and easier than pulling out entire kitchen cabinets
The kitchen is the hub of most homes. Given that you spend so much time in it, your kitchen can start to feel tired or dated pretty quickly. Styles come and go, and your needs change.
Yet major kitchen renovations can break the bank. The good news? If your kitchen is getting old and you can’t afford a big reno, there are plenty of quick and easy ways to update the look, feel or functionality of your kitchen.
Here are our top 10 tips for an affordable kitchen makeover.
1. Replace the kitchen cabinet doors
The colour or finish you loved five years ago may be out of vogue now. Not a problem. Replacing your kitchen cabinet doors is cheaper and easier than pulling out entire kitchen cabinets and starting anew. You’ll be amazed at the transformation in your kitchen.
2. Replace the handles on your kitchen cabinets
Changing the handles on your kitchen cabinets can make a huge difference to your kitchen. You can easily and cost-effectively change the colour, shape or size – and enjoy a completely new look!
3. Paint your tiles
If you’ve got a tile splashback, you can buy a pot of tile paint to change their colour without the expense and effort of buying and laying new tiles. It’s a fast, simple way to update your kitchen to match current trends.
New utensils and appliances will help to update your kitchen
A new benchtop will transform your kitchen
Refresh your kitchen with new lighting
A new benchtop will transform your kitchen
4. Paint other elements
Likewise, one of the cheapest ways to freshen up your kitchen is by painting the walls, ceiling or woodwork. You’ll be surprised at how effective a new splash of colour can be.
5. Add open shelving
If your kitchen currently relies on lots of cabinetry, consider removing the doors from some of your kitchen wall cabinets or adding open shelving to blank walls. Then, you can put some of your favourite ceramics, glassware or collectibles on display – or simply store your most-used items within easy reach.
6. Refresh your lighting
New downlights, a beautiful new pendant light or under-cabinet lighting can give your kitchen a bright new lease on life.
7. Update small kitchen appliances
Treat yourself to a brand new kettle, coffee machine or toaster. A shiny new appliance will instantly update the look and feel of your kitchen.
8. Style it with new accessories
Even small changes to your kitchen can make a real difference. Find some smart new utensils, bright new tea towels, a cool clock or a stylish print that you love.
9. Invest in new flooring
Have you thought about changing the flooring in your kitchen? If your current floor is looking a little worse for wear, you could consider replacing it with wood or tile effect vinyl – it’s cost-effective and looks great, too.
10. Buy a new benchtop
In any kitchen, the work surfaces and benchtops get used over and over again, and they’re one of the first things you notice. You want to make sure you love them! Splash out on a new benchtop and you’ll feel like you’re walking into a whole new kitchen.
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