A kitchen is the hub of any home. A lot of time is spent in the kitchen, and it seems to draw people into it; people who want to engage you in conversation invariably end up in the room, coffee cups in hand. So if your Masterchef arena is looking a bit dated, there are many ways in which you can freshen up this daily meeting place. Changing the layout is a monumental task, but a few sneaky tricks will help you spice up your space!
Sparkling new taps and faucet will make your kitchen look modern and up to date. Replacing old cupboard handles with brushed metal handles can also make your kitchen look on trend. If lighting has been a problem in your kitchen, consider replacing the current light fittings with downlights or fittings that will give you more light and make your kitchen brighter.
Fashion changes on a regular cycle, even when it comes to kitchen benchtops. The vibrant colour you chose a decade ago may look out of place now. Big hardware stores can cut benchtops to size or you can purchase kitchen benchtops installation ready. There are companies that can also cut a benchtop to order. If you have a stone or solid timber benchtop, have the surfaces professionally polished and they will look like new. Replacing the splashbacks only will also give the kitchen a lift.
A new paint job
This is one of the easiest ways to freshen up a kitchen. Make sure you use washable paint. Neutral colours will give a feeling of spaciousness and can make a room look brighter.
The cupboards are perhaps the main visual thing in any kitchen. If they are in good condition, they can easily be painted with a paint specially designed to be used on laminate. However, if the exterior of the cupboards are in poor condition but the inner shell is in good working order, you can simply reface the doors and drawer fronts. A kitchen company can easily make these to measure.
If your current kitchen floor covering is scratched and faded, you can easily install a floating laminate floor or vinyl. Existing timber floors can be sanded back and stained or given a protective coating to create a long wearing durable finish.
Many of these kitchen refurbishments you can do yourself. You can attend workshops run by hardware companies to get a quick lesson on what to do. Glass splashbacks in either traditional glass or coloured glass will make a kitchen look modern and fresh. clearly glass can provide you with a unique look that will create a talking point for your coffee cup holding friends! Glass is a good option if you want to provide a unique look and cut down on cleaning time at the same time. Glass is widely being used to transform the look of kitchens everywhere.