Is your kitchen looking a little worse for wear? Do you want to give it a fresh new look without breaking the bank? Take a look at our top tips for updating your kitchen on a budget.
Update with Paint
Spraying your kitchen cabinets can take them from dreary to dreamy instantly. Old, dark and dated cupboards can make your kitchen feel small and dingy, so try sprucing them up with a simple lick of paint. Opt for light colours such as whites, creams or pastel shades to make your space feel lighter and bigger. If you’re hands-on, grab a brush and a tin of paint and you can easily do this yourself. If you’re not the DIY type, there are lots of companies available that provide spray-painting services for fixtures, fittings and furniture.
Upgrade your Electricals
If you want to upgrade your space without splashing out on an entire ‘rip out and replace’ project, then consider simply upgrading your electrical items. If you know that an essential everyday item such as an oven or washing machine is near the end of its useful life, it may be worth investing in a new model. Make sure you plan how you are going to pay for these essential items before you commit to purchasing, so you can make sure it’s within your budget.
Replace your Worktops
Have your worktops become a little haggard around the edges? Our counters withstand a huge amount of activity throughout their lives, from extreme heat and cold to repetitive banging, cutting and scraping. So, it’s no wonder they can start to look a little worse for wear. By replacing dated worktops with fresh new wood, marble or laminate, you can completely transform your kitchen. Laminate is a great cost-effective option if you’re on a budget, usually made from chipboard and covered with decorative prints and clear plastic.
Implement Storage Solutions
Do you dread making meals in the kitchen due to clutter taking up your workspace? Are you embarrassed of how messy your room looks, but have nowhere to stash your stuff? Have no fear, there are some easy ways to create innovative storage solutions. If you’re short of cupboards, try installing a kitchen rack instead. This could be put on a bare wall or above your cooker or oven, depending on the space. You can then hang items like utensils, pots and pans instead of them cluttering up your worktops. Floating shelves are also a great storage solution and can be used on tile or plaster. Store any items you like, such as plates, jars, spices, oils and cereals.
Why not start your kitchen transformation today?