Updating your kitchen in five easy steps
When your kitchen is ready for a facelift, the thought can sometimes be somewhat overwhelming. However, changing things around does not have to be that difficult. Continue reading for our advice on the five easy steps you can take to update your kitchen.
- Give it a lick of paint
Kitchens encounter a lot of grease and grime whether it’s from that chilli con carne or spaghetti Bolognese. It is inevitable, therefore, that the surfaces, including walls, worktops and doors, become grubby quite quickly. Wiping everything down regularly keeps the stains at bay, but even so, after a while, the walls will need another lick of paint. Be sure to prepare the walls thoroughly first and paint when the light is good to avoid missing spots. Cover all your worktops and appliances to prevent paint splatters on them. To make things easier for yourself, you could even employ the services of an experienced painter who will carry out the job much more quickly and possibly more effectively than you.
- Replace appliances
We have all been there with a fridge or washing machine. It is on its last legs, but we try desperately to make do for as long as we possibly can. Frugality is great. However, the cost is usually higher in the long run with potential damage from a serious leak or even a devastating fire from continuing to use appliances once they are no longer suitable. Check out reviews by the Appliance Hunter, which will help you to decide which items are most suited to your needs and the space you have available.
- Change the cabinets
Changing the actual cabinets is unlikely to be possible and is far from easy. However, there are lots of ways in which you can update the look of them. Choosing a vibrant colour to paint them in can look effective. You could even choose two contrasting tones to give a unique look to your kitchen. Depending on the worktops, duck egg blue and sage green are popular and versatile shades to use.
- Invest in new wall art
Wall art can really finish off a room. Vintage advertisements or prints make great additions to a kitchen. Alternatively, you could take the colour of your cabinets and find some abstract in incorporating a similar shade. This can have a real impact on a room. Alternatively, why not utilise some of the paint you used for the cabinets (if you chose to do so) and create your own canvas?
- Display select items
Putting a few select things on display within your kitchen can make it a much more appealing room in which to cook and perhaps eat if it doubles up as a dining area too. Floating shelves can be a great place on which to house decorative items. For a vintage feel, invest in a few storage tins with old food logos and advertising on them. If you’d like a more modern look, why not use simple jars into which you can put pasta, rice and pulses? They can look incredibly stylish and free up more cupboard space too.
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