Giving your kitchen a fresh new look doesn’t have to cost a fortune, all you need is a little time and effort to transform the space you have. Whether you have dated kitchen cupboards, dull walls or tired appliances, there are plenty of cost-effective ways in which you can freshen up your kitchen and make the interiors burst with character.
Update Your Cabinets
Your kitchen cabinets often take up a large area of the room, and therefore have a large impact on the overall look and feel of the room. One of the cheapest ways to freshen up your kitchens décor is to repaint your kitchen cabinets. By repainting your cabinets, you have the choice to refresh the current cabinets with the same colour, or you could go for a whole new look and change the colour completely. Repainting your cabinets isn’t the only option when it comes to revising this particular area of the kitchen, however, there is also the option to replace your cabinets. Whilst replacing the whole kitchen unit set would be a costly project, investing in some replacement kitchen doors will automatically create a brand-new look throughout your kitchen, whilst saving valuable time and money!
New Flooring and Worktops
You can change the look of your kitchen instantaneously by updating the flooring. You often find that the kitchen floor is the one part of the kitchen that can begin to look tired and worn the fastest, so replacing this with a new material will brighten the whole room. Similarly, replacing your worktops is another really cost-effective, beneficial change that you can implement to enhance the look of your kitchen. There are so many worktop styles available in a selection of different colours, so you choose whether you want to spend a little more on this area, or whether you’d rather spend smaller amounts on a few areas of the kitchen.
Change Your Door Knobs and Handles
Changing your kitchen cabinet door handles is one of the easiest, and cheapest ways to update your kitchen. Whilst it may only be a smaller change, the style of the handles you choose will finish your counters off perfectly and instantly add character. Replacing other hardware features such as your main door handles, curtain rails and door knobs is perfect for keeping all of your hardware the same, as this will draw the room together perfectly.
Fresh Lighting Choices
Lighting plays a huge part in making a room feel welcoming and therefore it’s important to get the right balance. There is a whole selection of different lighting styles that are used throughout the home, but for the kitchen it’s always worth going for some spot lights that keep a good balance of lighting throughout the room. You can then add character and style to the room by introducing focal features such as a chandelier. Another very popular choice for kitchen interiors is mood lighting. Mood lighting is a ideal for creating the atmosphere you want by simply dimming or brightening the lights in the room. With the kitchen being such as popular room in the home today, it is no longer simply used for cooking, it is now used for dining, socialising and even working. With these additional uses for the kitchen it is even more important to be able to achieve the right atmosphere and ensure you get the very best out of your available kitchen space.
Plenty of Storage
Not all interior updates are visible and aesthetical. By maximising the storage available within your kitchen, you are able to make the most of the space you have, whilst keeping your kitchen neat and tidy. Whether you choose to go for some cupboard inserts that make the most of the space available, or you introduce some new storage features to the décor, having plenty of storage is essential to ensure you don’t get left with a cramped, messy kitchen.