If your kitchen is starting to look old and tired, you may be thinking about how you can update the space so that you can enjoy spending time in there again! After all, the kitchen is one of the main rooms in the house, whether you just cook in there, or whether it’s a space for the family to spend time together, it gets a lot of use.
A lot of people understandably put off updating their kitchens due to costs, and the upheaval of having to be without a kitchen while it is gutted and redone, but you don’t have to resort to such drastic measures to update the space and make it feel modern again!
In this post we’ll run through four quick and easy things you can do yourself to transform the space, so you can save time and money, but still reclaim your kitchen. Keep reading to find out how.
Update your cabinets
If you hate your current cabinets, you don’t have to rip them out and install new ones. It’s actually much easier than you think to update them! There are so many different ways you can change the way they look without too much time or effort.
To give them a complete makeover, you can paint them, and update the hardware! It’s easy to do and you can even paint laminate so long as you prime it properly. Take a look at how great The Frugal Girl’s kitchen looked after she finished her cabinet painting project !
You can even add interest by painting the top and bottom cabinets in contrasting colours, and updating the knobs an handles can have a big impact.
Another great idea is to remove your cabinet doors, or even just one or two, to want to open up the space. This way you can keep your favourite crockery on display, or perhaps a few neat rows of mason jars with whole foods in.
Add a backsplash
Pick some tiles you really like and turn them into a feature in your kitchen! Creating or updating a backsplash is a great way to do this, as it’s not too big an area to cover if you’re not a seasoned tiler and it shouldn’t set you back as much as you think.
We have a great range of kitchen tiles here at London Tile Shop, and we also price match in the UK! .
Paint a feature wall
Another great way to add some interest to the room is to paint a feature wall. Pick a bright colour to make a statement (yellow or lime green work great in the kitchen), or why not get creative and use chalkboard paint. You’ll be able to keep track of your shopping list, create chalk murals, or whatever takes your fancy.
Buy new appliances
While this one technically isn’t a DIY, it is super easy and simple. If you have tired decades old appliances sitting on your countertops, they will bring down the look of the whole room.
If you can’t afford to splash out on things like new fridges or washers, simply updating highly visible items such as your kettle, toaster, or mixer can make all the difference to the overall look of the room.
We hope this has given you some great ideas on how you can refresh your kitchen easily without having to hire any contractors or break the bank! Still need a little bit of inspiration? Check out this post from which is jam packed with great kitchen designs.