The kitchen is the heart of the home for many families, and can be the one place where everyone gets together to sit down for a meal. With it being in use so much, a kitchen can become tired quickly, but replacing the whole kitchen can be a big expense.
If your kitchen is looking a little stretched, but so is your budget – then we have some great ideas to give your kitchen a makeover for minimal expense. Most of these ideas can be done with little DIY experience, a small amount of money or time and can have a huge impact on your home.
Brightening with Colour
Paint offers an inexpensive way to transform a room. You can switch up the entire colour scheme of your kitchen by painting the cupboard doors, counters and/or walls. Different treatments and varieties of paint will be required depending on the type of surface being painted, but you can find plenty of help online or at a local paint shop.
In our previous blog, we highlighted ways you can add the 2020 Colour of the Year to your home, and this may be the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
Stick on Tiles
Retiling is costly, but you can cover dated wall tiles with stick-on tiles which can be easily found online at sites such as Tic Tac Tile – these stores stock an array of designs to suit all decor plans and it’s an affordable way to make a dramatic change to your kitchen’s design. To keep the costs low, this could be used on a minimal section of a wall and still make a big impact.
Changing doors and handles
Another inexpensive but noticeable alteration to your kitchen is swapping in your cupboard handles and plug sockets to more sleeker designs or colours. Most handles and sockets can be picked up for a reasonable price, and can really add to the transformation of a room. It’s easy to swap these in with just a screwdriver and a bit of patience too – so it’s an easy one for anyone to try. Ask us about our ‘not on the high street’ selection.
Similarly, eye-catching but low-cost kitchen accessories such as clocks, prints and pot plants can add heaps of personality to a kitchen with no DIY at all, and can be easily changed back at a later date. New kitchen accessories such as food containers and storage jars can be picked up from most bargain stored and pound shops and add to the new style of the room – but if your budget stretches beyond £1 per container, it’s worth talking to us about the wide choice of options we can access that you won’t find anywhere else.
These ideas are perfect for a quick freshen-up of your kitchen, but if you are looking for a bit of a bigger update to your kitchen Sunrise Interiors can arrange a consultation with you to discuss your dream kitchen and create a bespoke design to suit your needs. Contact us today to find out more.