Sometimes, adding sparkle to your entire home can be time-consuming. Thankfully, you don’t always have to embark on a complete home renovation to spice up your home. This is often the case when it comes to elevating the appearance of your kitchen.
Unfortunately, undertaking a complete kitchen renovation can be time consuming and expensive. So, if you don’t have the luxury of time or a huge budget, there are simple touches that can be made to your kitchen makeovers that are just as effective! So if you’re looking for ways to update your kitchen without breaking the bank – here are some options worth exploring.
Replace your cabinets
Instead of going for a total refit, try replacing the cupboard doors or handles. You can use certain in-store or online planning apps to try out different colour combinations that will easily blend into the theme of your kitchen. You can also take the bold step of trying out new colour combinations that are entirely different from your current colour theme. You could also try out high-quality worktops, sinks, and taps; companies like Granite Transformations Colchester offer high-quality materials you can use to spruce up your kitchen cabinets.
Create open shelving
Another way of keeping blank walls busy besides painting and accessorising, is creating open shelving. Aside from giving you the chance to display your beautiful cookbooks, glassware and knick knacks, an open shelf is an excellent way to personalise your kitchen and giving it an identity. If you don’t have anything to display yet, you can always shop for a mix of decorative items (or as Stuart likes to call it – ‘tat’). Another way of creating open shelving is by removing the doors of some of your existing upper cabinets or replacing the entire upper cabinetry with floating shelves.
Update your kitchen lighting
Improving the lighting in your kitchen has an effective way of transforming ambience in your kitchen. There are a variety of affordable lighting fixtures to choose from that could easily fall in line with your budget. If your kitchen comes with an island, look for a fixture that effortlessly complements the setup. You can opt for a low-hanging eco-friendly LED bulb to brighten up the space, or fix puck lighting underneath your kitchen counters to completely change your kitchen’s appearance. If you have outdated old fittings, try replacing them with new light designs that will boost the appearance of your kitchen.
Paint your walls
Sometimes, all a room needs to come alive and have some lustre is a good paint job. If your kitchen setup leaves most of your walls exposed, then try painting over them. Doing this is especially important when you have already changed up your cabinet doors and handles. This is because giving your cabinets a new lease of life might leave the walls feeling and looking a bit old and left out- and ruin your effort to renovate. So, try painting over your kitchen walls to match your cabinets’ colour theme or look entirely different. Alternatively, you can choose to accessorise your walls with open shelves, hanging utensils, or other kinds of wall artefacts instead. If you are not sure you would do a great job with painting or accessorising, you can try adding a backsplash.
Paint the kitchen floor
If your kitchen floor is made of wood and not in good shape, it will likely take some shine off your kitchen’s ambience. Getting professional help to give your kitchen floors a facelift can be expensive. However, you may be able to fix your flawed floor without the assistance of professionals. Try painting over your wooden floor instead. Bright colours like white may leave your floor looking super clean, it’s best to pick colours that will not easily give off the ghost of stains. Try light brown, blue, or pale grey colours- they’re both classy and classic! To be sure that you don’t overdo it, stick with no more than three colours.
Update your window coverings
Your window coverings may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about sprucing up your kitchen’s appearance. However, they are essential for giving your kitchen a lift in appearances and should therefore be taken seriously. Put careful consideration into the right kind of covering for your windows. The general theme of your home’s interior may play a massive role in your choice of covering. You pay as much attention to style as you will to security and privacy from blinds, curtains, shutters, or louvre blades. Also, consider how much natural light each of the window covering options will give your kitchen environment.
Change some of your kitchen appliances
Your faucet and kitchen cabinet hardware can transform your kitchen with the right upgrades – plus, it only requires very little investment concerning time and money. You can try something a little bold, like a mixture of different metal materials in various parts of the kitchen. For example, if you have stainless steel appliances, then you can opt for a brass faucet. Or you could play it safe and classy by going for a sleek, black polished chrome. Do not leave your appliances out of the game. Look around if any of your appliances are outdated and require changing, then swap them for newer models. Only make sure that fits into your spending budget.
*This is a collaborative post.