The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On How To Revamp Your Kitchen


happy family in a revamped kitchen

Want to revamp your kitchen without breaking the bank? We can help you give it a spasmodic upgrade to meet the trends and make your space look exquisite.

There are quite a few things you can do which wouldn’t count as a major overhaul (in terms of cost) but would feel like that’s exactly what you’ve done.

Of course, if it’s an overhaul you’re after, we do specialise in that, but that’s not what this post is about. (Look here for more on that.)

Paint Therapy

freshly painted grey kitchen countertop

Painting all your kitchen furniture can be a lot of work, and it’s not that cheap if done right. What’s the workaround?

We suggest you simply concentrate on the area of the wall above countertops, leaving the rest as it is. Feel free to get a bit creative and look into washable paints, or even wallpapers that look like tiles. You will find that there are a lot of great options to choose from, including wall-coverings that are very easy to install, adhesives included.

By concentrating on only one part of the wall, you can breathe new life into your kitchen’s look and feel. We won’t be surprised if you told us (in the comments below) how it feels like a brand new kitchen once the paint dries up.

Even the work of repainting this section will be therapeutic, so why not give it a go?

Access Made Easy

easy access kitchen shelf

It’s not exactly a mind-blowing idea to install shelves, but it can do so much both in terms of creating an inclusive open space while also giving you more storage space.

What’s the point of cluttering up your cupboards and pantry closets when you can use sections of empty walls to gain some storage space? Of course, this would be a good place to showcase any fancy kitchenware you have.

If you want to take the same concept a step further, get hold of some crate boxes from the flower shop when it’s about to close, and place it in an unused corner of the kitchen to store pots, or potatoes even.

And just like that, with just a couple of additions, you’ve increased access, opened up the room, added more storage space and spent almost nothing in doing so.

Creativity Is Like A Tap

bold colours black tap

The more you turn it on, the more it flows. But if your faucet is leaky, replacing it with a bold colour is a no brainer.

It’s amazing how stylish a kitchen can look with a red or black faucet. They’re not very expensive, fairly easy to install, and a great chance for you to give this space a bit more attention.

Faucets are often relegated to the background but here is a chance for you to make your kitchen more attractive with a simple change that is pretty cost effective.

And if you’re someone who spends a lot of time bent over the sink, you will start looking forward to that time with a brand new and bold tap, that doesn’t leak either.

Pull Up A Chair

funky kitchen chairs assortment

Replacing your old chairs can give your kitchen a new life. Not only do they help you set a new tone of the room, if you pick the right ones you can add splash of colour as well.

If you have a round table, you want to get round chairs, square chairs for a square table and so on. But that’s just a guideline. One of the funkiest kitchens we’ve seen had a wide array of styles and designs so that every chair was unique. And it looked great.

Visit thrift shops for some good bargains and don’t miss your local charity shop for a good steal. It’s often the case that people find a good bargain on chairs only to find out it will cost them a fortune to have them delivered.

If you’re trying to be funky with different types of chairs, just use your own sense of style to judge if they all share a common theme, design element or style to bring it all together on your dining table.

Cabinet Pressure

kitchen cabinets in all shapes and sizes

One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a brand new look is to simply replace the cabinets. We say easy because you can set your budget and then find the best design that fits within that. But it’s not an easy decision to make because the best cabinets need to be coordinated with everything else in the kitchen.

This wouldn’t be a cheat sheet if it meant redoing your whole kitchen, so our advice is to find cabinet doors that are simple yet reflect the style of your kitchen. If you’re colour coordinating, new cabinet doors and new (matching) kitchen blinds can give you that revamped look that you’re looking for.

If replacing cabinets is currently out of your budget, you might want to consider a fresh lick of paint to do the job. Just head to your B&Q or Lewis or what have you, grab the colours and rollers and off you go. It’s not only a fun activity, it’s also very therapeutic to put those layers on.

To give it a proper renewed touch, pick up some new knobs or door handles while you’re at it. Just make sure you remove the old handles before painting and screw in the new ones after the paint has dried.

Islands Are Metaphors Of The Heart

beautiful kitchen island

Having at least one key feature in your kitchen can help you make this space more trendy. No man is an island, but if the man wants more worktop space and a bit of storage space he wouldn’t mind a kitchen island. That is, if you have the room for it.

Kitchen islands come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s a chance you can fit one in quite easily – to gain extra storage space you need to lose floor area. But it’s a great idea if your kitchen revamp also involves decluttering and extension of surfaces.

And yes, this is possible to do without the expense of a remodel.

In the end, renovating the old kitchen is almost always a good idea – even more so when you have a little budget to go with it.

You need to have a good idea of what you want to achieve with this space before proceeding. Consider the addition of modern elements to uplift the ambiance. If you’re considering an open kitchen layout, getting rid of doors or replacing them with sliding ones can also help you create that space.

When in doubt, ask a professional – it’s what we do!

 

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