The kitchen is often known as the hub of the home. So you can understand why so many people want to try an update it. But with it being such a well used room of your property, it can often be an expensive job to replace your entire kitchen. However, adding a few new features or making some quick and easy changes doesn't need to break the bank. With that in mind, here are some of the best ways that you can update your kitchen quickly and affordably.
It’s all in the cupboard doors
A whole kitchen replacement is what costs the most money when it comes to updating this room. So if the shell of your kitchen is in good condition, then this can be a huge cost you can avoid. One great way to inject some new life into your kitchen is to just replace the cupboard doors. You could try something different like a high gloss finish, or go back to a more wooden traditional look. However you decide to do it, you won’t believe the difference it can make. The doors cost nowhere near as much as the shell, and the labour side of things is very easy. Meaning you keep the costs low for a maximum impact.
Add new accessories to bring your kitchen back to life
New kitchen accessories are an excellent way to inject some new personality into your kitchen. Some items can be unique or funky looking. You could even consider a more vintage inspired look with a new fridge or microwave. Or maybe treating yourself to some modern appliances for cooking ease like an air fryer or a slow cooker. Sometimes it’s these little details that can make a room stand out.
Sometimes a lick of paint is all it needs
Refreshing any room with a lick of paint can often be just what it needs. It’s a great way to add a new colour to the room and make things feel cleaner and fresher. You can be creative with feature walls or stick to a brighter more neutral shade if you are painting for reselling. These are just some of the ways you can make a difference. You could also consider painting the cupboard doors if you didn’t replace them. Sanding them down to give them a different finish can jazz up the kitchen easily.
Pay close to attention to the flooring
The floor covers a lot of surface area, so it's important to ensure that you make viable improvements to it. But I appreciate that replacing the flooring entirely can be costly. There are a few things that you can do. A deep clean could help with grout stains and adding a new lease of life, or even replacing certain elements like the floor instead of the rest of the kitchen could make your kitchen feel new when it isn’t.
Declutter and spring clean
Finally, decluttering each cupboard and giving the kitchen a spring clean is a great way for it to feel new. Often just clearing up your space and making it appear less cluttered can give you the feeling that you have done something far more drastic. When all you have really invested is your time.
Let’s hope these suggestions have inspired you to update your kitchen without breaking the bank.
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