The kitchen is often reckoned as the heart of the house, and housewives spend a majority of their time in there, not only preparing food but also reflecting their love with families. Is your kitchen looking tired and outdated? Are you looking for a lifestyle home? Here are four ways of giving your kitchen a quick update without breaking your bank balance.
- Install a new splashback
- Paint or remove cabinets
- Replace handles and accessories
- Upgrade devices and machines
In the 70s and 80s, patterned tiles were very popular. Today, tiles are one of the primary things to decorate a kitchen since they are still the cheapest splashback option. Thus, either swap the old tiles with new ones or paint them with tile paint following a thorough clean primer. Subway tiles are truly popular now in both traditional and modern kitchens. Obviously, glass splashback is worth the investment for a lifestyle home. In small kitchens, a mirrored splashback can help reflect much necessary space and light.
Why don’t you give an all-white kitchen a modern appearance by painting the bottom cabinet and the front of the bench in a contrasting darker color like black or charcoal? If the cabinet is too heavy, another trick is to take away some of the upper cabinet doors to open up the space. These open spaces can be employed to display nice pottery or decorator items. Do not forget to paint the hinge holes!
The cheapest trick is to replace dated or broken handles with new modern ones. In case you choose stainless steel, you should consider other stainless steel accessories like a utensil holder or small appliances, which will add to the makeover. Combine a stainless steel tray with a high rim to keep daily cooking needs such as oil, condiments, and vinegar. New lighting can also create a big difference and help extend a lifestyle home through all accessories.
A protruding range hood over an old white oven can be instantly repaired by installing a stainless steel slide in the oven and the cook top. In order not to match the old cabinetry around the new appliances, you should use a brushed stainless steel or an aluminium laminate product that will tie with the appliances and increase the modern look. Finally, it is not a kitchen without a dishwasher. It is worth losing some cabinet space for a dishwasher even if you can only fit a dish drawer. Fill any cabinetry around or underneath it with a similar stainless steel laminate.