Refresh a Kitchen

11/07/2011

 
We’ve all been there, your kitchen is getting old but you either can’t afford or don’t have the time to do a complete revamp. There are a number of smaller projects you can undertake on a variety of budgets in order to give back some life to that aging kitchen, from a simple lick of paint to replacing your kitchen tiles.

Paint

Paintwork in any room gets dirty over time and this is especially true in the kitchen. Grease and water marks from steam can build up and make the room look awful. A new coat of paint can solve this and make a world of difference to the look of the room. Dark paint is less likely to look dirty quickly but light paint gives the room a much airier look.

Textiles

Replacing curtains or blinds in a kitchen can make a big difference. Sometimes just washing them can be enough. Once you get all the grease and dirt out of kitchen curtains they can look almost brand new. The same goes for the table cloth if you have a dining table, try to have a few and rotate through them. Each can give the room a completely different look.

Cabinets

This is more of an expensive option but can give the impression of a completely new kitchen. If the doors on your kitchen cabinets are starting to show their age you could replace them. You don’t need to replace the cupboards themselves just the doors. There are many off the shelf options from major DIY retailers and this doesn’t have to be an expensive and massive undertaking.

Accessories / Appliances

If you are the sort of person that has mugs and other accessories on display then simply replacing these can make a difference. If your appliances are getting old and dirty replacing them can give a whole new lease of life to your kitchen.

Tiles

Tiles within the kitchen are another place where grime and dirty build up can occur. Giving your kitchen floor tiles a good clean can make a massive difference but if it’s too late for that you could think about replacing. Tiles are available on a budget and if you’re confident at DIY you could even fit them yourself.

 


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