Inexpensive ideas to revamp your kitchen

2016-07-06 06:00
PHOTO: sourced  Create that contemporary white kitchen you have always dreamt of, or play with colours for a visually striking one.

PHOTO: sourced Create that contemporary white kitchen you have always dreamt of, or play with colours for a visually striking one.

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IF you do not have the budget to do a full rework of your kitchen, from floor to ceiling, rest assured. Here are simple and cheap tricks to give a fresh new look to your kitchen.

Furniture

• Paint the furniture

We start off with a fairly simple and economical solution to revamp your kitchen - paint the furniture, which are the most visible elements of the room.

Kitchen-adapted paints are resistant to stains and household products. They are available in several colours, so there is no need to hesitate any longer.

• Changing knobs and handles

The makeover of your kitchen also requires detailed work, like knobs and door handles.

Colourful, classic, or original. You choose how you want to customise your kitchen furniture based on cost.

• Changing chairs

If you have a dining area in our kitchen, you should not underestimate the importance of your chairs in the décor of the room. They can give a fancy designer touch, be a colourful element in the kitchen, or enhance the cosy appearance while still being super comfortable.

• Changing taps

It is often relegated to the background, but taps can help you make a kitchen more stylish. Choose a bold colour (red or black), or an original form so that it attracts attention.

Walls and lining

• Paint them

If painting your furniture seems like too much work, you can concentrate on the part of the wall just above the countertops.

With special paints, that are both washable and without tile requirements, it will be a breeze to install.

• Add wall covering

Another solution to give volume to your countertops and kitchen area is to install wall coverings between your cabinets and countertop.

They are easy to install, with most of them having adhesive backs.

Between metallic effects, landscapes, quotes, and a multitude of colours, you will be spoilt with all these choices.

• Light

For a super cosy makeover of your kitchen, how about some tiled light?

You can install backlit glass panels that will create a very effective lighting around your countertops and workstation.

Décor

• Carpets and mats

Add a comfortable mat or carpet near the sink or under the table, if you have one.

You can also go for multiple mats that you will place wherever you are most likely to stand (near the fridge, the sink, countertops, etc.).

• Suspended lights

Changing suspended lights can have a real impact on your kitchen. With a more or less soft lighting, you will create changes not only in terms of decoration, but also the atmosphere.

• Clock

Go for a nice big industrial-style clock. If you are in a colourful mood, you can look for bold ones.

• Rubbish bin

The rubbish bin is a vital part of your kitchen décor.Instead of hiding it, try exposing it, and pick a colourful and striking shape.

• Colour touch

To wake up a bland kitchen without getting into heavy paintwork,choose to highlight one area with some colour.

For example, you can paint the frame of a window, or the bottom of a shelf, to contrast with the rest of the kitchen (orange vs. white, red vs black).

Space

• Install some railing

If the greatest chefs around the world need their utensils and pots always close by, why not follow their example?

Installing wall railing in your kitchen will prove not only convenient, but will also give a professional look to your room.

• Remove all doors

Want to open up the space of a small or medium-sized kitchen? There’s nothing more simple and cheap than removing all doors from your cupboards and other storage areas, especially those that are high enough.

You will have a much less confined space, and a more pleasant one to live in.

And if you fear that your dishes and utensils will get too dusty, try out some glass doors that will let you see inside your cupboards while protecting them.

• Install shelves

Rather than cluttering up your cupboards and pantry closet, use sections of your empty walls to install some kitchen shelves.

You will end up gaining a ton of storage space, and can showcase fancy kitchenware or other products to your guests - all for virtually nothing.

- www.groomedhome.com

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