Many of us have a vision of our perfect kitchen or several mood boards on Pinterest. But, a full-scale renovation may not be in the pipeline for the moment due to the increase in the cost of living.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t make a change that will improve your kitchen and give it a new lease of life, whether it’s with a view to marketing the property or a temporary fix, no remodelling is needed. Let’s have a look at 7 ways to improve your kitchen.
Add Open Shelving
Introducing open shelving can help massively, especially if you have a blank wall to fill. They are perfect for showcasing your stand-out glassware, your collection of serve wear, cookbooks, or a place to store your home-grown herbs. As well as this they also provide extra storage, which is something no kitchen should be without. Shelves with no or minimal brackets help to make your kitchen look elegant and well-designed.
Re-Paint The Cabinets
Ok, so painting your cabinets can be a fair bit of work, however, it is incredibly affordable. It’s the cost of a few cans of paint and primer, of course, a bit of elbow grease, and some patience. Whether you’re brightening things up painting wood white, opting for a soft dove grey or dramatic black, a few coats of paint and you are able to transform your kitchen completely.
Swap Your Hardware
You would be amazed at how easy and quick it is to refresh your old hardware. You can warm up your finishing touches with a brass choice and a modern shape. This will quickly make your kitchen look bang-on-trend and won’t cost you a fortune.
Install Under-Unit Lighting
You can add some drama while adding extra light for cooking by adding some under-under lighting. There are many electrical services that can provide you with a range of choices. Installing this type of lighting enables you to create a warmer ambience at night instead of overhead lighting.
Paint The Walls
If you’re happy with the rest of your kitchen, it might be that your walls need a little bit of attention instead. Why not add in a new punchy colour on the walls? Whether you choose to add a darker hue, a bright colour, or go with traditional white, make sure the colour you pick complements your existing cabinets unless you are planning on painting these too.
Relook At Your Cabinet Space
If one of the biggest reasons you are wanting a change is to create more storage space, you need to relook at your existing cabinet space. You can easily double your cabinet space by adding in extra shelves, a turntable, or dividers. You may also be able to add a few extra hanging cupboards instead of buying a completely new kitchen Before you go mad at the kitchen store, make sure you measure the space you have to work with.
Cover Your Worktops
Not everyone has the worktops of their dreams, and they can be of the most expensive things to replace in your kitchen. A really simple and quick way of updating them is to cover your worktops either with a large piece of marble or cutting boards or with special worktops covering.
These are just 7 ways to improve your kitchen without having to replace it completely.