After years of use your kitchen can become tired and dated. For many families it’s the most important room in their entire house, as realistically it’s where the greatest amount of time is spent together. It’s often seen as an expensive venture to upgrade your kitchen, but there are ways of giving the space new life and the opportunity for more happy memories for less than you might expect.
Freshen Up The Walls & Floor
A lick of paint never did any harm, and if you have enough time on your hands it’s a task you can do yourself (saving you a small fortune). The walls of a kitchen get just as dirty as the countertops, but they’re much harder to maintain and clean. Adding a pop of colour can really help the transformation, and bold feature walls are a real knock out for those who are a little more eccentric. When it comes to flooring, laminate is a great choice. It’s often cheaper than most other alternatives cand can withstand a lot of wear; some of the best options on the market can be found at Carpet One.
Improve Your Cupboards
Replacing all of the cupboards in your kitchen would be expensive. If the ones you already have are looking a little worse for wear but still serve their purpose, there’s a few tricks you can do yourself to make them look as good as new. A coat of wood stain or paint can change the whole look, and dependent on the color of the cupboards and your walls it can really brighten the room. Giving them a good scrub and polishing any glass sections can also improve the brightness by helping to reflect light around the room.
Bring The Outside In
It’s great to have plants indoors, and it’s even better when they serve more than one purpose. Not only do plants reduce stress and convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, they provide food too. Buying potted herb plants like basil, mint or parsley are great additions to the kitchen. If you’re a little more green fingered, you can also buy fruit and vegetable plants that are able to grow indoors on the window sill like tomatoes and strawberries. These are great for kids to get involved with too, and encourages them to eat their 5-a-day in the freshest way possible.
Get Some New Tableware
Plates and cutlery are some of the most inexpensive aspects of upgrading your kitchen, and it’s crazy how getting some new tableware can make your food look that extra bit more appetizing. If you want something a bit more elegant, be sure to visit car-boot sales and keep your eyes peeled for any vintage dining sets – they can be a great little design feature to add some flare to your kitchen.
By following these tips you can inject some vigor into your kitchen and convert it into that perfect social space, while skillfully avoiding breaking the bank by carrying out some creative DIY.
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