Kitchen on a Budget
If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, we know how you can spruce it up without splashing out. All you need is a bit of time and some creativity to turn it back into the real heart of your home.
The kitchen is usually already the busiest room of the house. Avoid changing anything too drastically or putting in too much busy artwork. Have a clear out, just leave the necessities and you’re already on the way to getting back the room you love.
Update your walls
A feature wall is a great way to bring vibrancy and colour into an otherwise tired and dreary kitchen. If you don’t like putting up wallpaper and don’t have the time to layer paint over and over until it’s even, try wall tiles. You can create a fantastic feature wall with them, they’re durable and easy to clean - everything you need in a kitchen! Wall tiles are versatile and come in a range of colours and textures. An all over colour may be what you decide or you could venture out and create you own pattern.
Update the floor
Your current kitchen floor may be the only thing letting the side down. As one of the most used rooms in the house, the floor is likely to look a bit tired and worn. If you’re unsure of the type of floor to go for, something that will withstand moisture is a must. It’s inevitable that water from the sink or sauce from a jar will end up on the floor. Vinyl or porcelain tiles is where you should be looking in terms of material.
Improve your storage
There are so many utensils and appliances in your kitchen that can make it seem crowded. Adding some extra storage units means no need for pots and pans on the side anymore. If you have a lot of cupboard space already, set some time apart to go through every single one and throw away unwanted items. Give them a clean and put everything back in. Your space will look and feel much more organised.
Painting your cabinets is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to brighten up the room. If you’re starting with cream or white wooden cabinets, it’s super easy to create a new look. Use magazines and the internet for some inspiration and shop around for the perfect colour. Alternatively if you like the colour, change the handles. Going from gold to silver will create a softer, more sleek look. And vice versa will make them stand out more and become a focal point in the room.
There's some great ways to bring life back into your kitchen and never get you out of it!