A total kitchen renovation is a costly, timely and arduous task but with these simple tips we have found there are ways to update and renovate your kitchen without inconveniencing your family, disrupting family life and more importantly, without having to spend a small fortune.
Freshen up your walls
A little fresh paint can work wonders. Kitchen walls get dirty and grimy easily and this can make a kitchen seem older and dingier, even if you wipe down your walls regularly. Try adding some colour or wall art to your walls. Colour can greatly transform your space. If your kitchen is white why not consider going green, grey or blue? Colourful kitchens are very much en vogue these days and can be easily with something none committal like wall art from Koala & Tree.
Wake up tired cabinets
Replacing cabinets can be very expensive and a large undertaking. If your cabinets aren’t terribly old; if they’re in good shape but just out of date, a new coat of paint or a dark wood stain can easily upgrade and update your cabinets. A fresh coat of white high gloss paint will lighten, brighten and open up your room. If you’re a colour person add some bold colour to your cabinets and make a statement. If you want a more masculine look try staining your cabinets a darker, richer colour.
Add some green
Another way to add colour to your kitchen is to add a few plants. Plants evoke a sense of calm and health. Plant some herbs and keep them in pretty pots so that your plants are functional as well. Depending on the size of your kitchen you can add a few hanging plants or a large standing plant. Add a plant to a baker’s rack or your bookshelves and to the top of your cabinets. If you don’t have a green thumb or time poor opt for a faux plants from MyHouse.