Kitchen is place where people spend much time there. Kitchen is also one of rooms that very easy to get dirty and out of date. The kitchen is often called the heart of the home, and that has a lot to do with the fact that we spend a majority of our time in there, not only preparing food, but also reflecting on the events of the day with our loved ones. If your kitchen looking tired, outdated, or just plain, here are 5 ways of giving your space a quick facelift without breaking the bank.
You may modify the bench top. Bench top is a horizontal work surface in kitchens or other food preparation areas, bathrooms or lavatories, and workrooms in general. It is frequently installed upon and supported by cabinets. The countertop may have built-in appliances, or accessory items relative to the intended application. Replacing a rounded-edge laminate bench top with a square-edge stone will instantly update a kitchen. A 20mm thick bench top is all you need for a quick facelift and it will also help keep the cost down. When it comes to selecting the right timber for your benchtop, colour and grain is often top of mind, but it’s worth thinking about the long term, too. Softer woods are more likely to be damaged by moisture.
You may also to choose tiles. Tiles transform walls, benches and splash backs. For an organic look, handmade tiles are a beautiful choice, but their irregularity means they’ll require a bigger grouting joint – not such a problem for walls, but they can be hard to clean. Tiles are still the cheapest splash back option so either replaces the old tiles with new modern ones or paint over them with tile paint following a thorough clean and application of primer. Subway tiles are really popular right now in both modern and more traditional kitchens. Of course, for a much more modern, streamlined look, a glass splash back is worth the investment.
In small, tight kitchens, a mirrored splash back can also help reflect much needed space and light. Paint or removing cabinet is also a smart choice. Give an all-white kitchen a modern makeover by painting bottom cabinets and the front of the island bench in a contrasting darker color like charcoal or black. If the kitchen looks all too cabinet heavy, another trick is to remove some of the upper cabinet doors to open up the look of the space. These open spaces can be used to display nice crockery or decorator items.
Replace Handles and Accessories is not expensive. By far the cheapest trick is to replace dated, plastic or broken handles with new modern ones. If you choose stainless steel then think about other stainless steel accessories, like small appliances or a utensil holder, which will add to the look. Add a stainless steel tray with a high rim to group together daily cooking needs like oil, vinegar and condiments. New lighting can also make a huge difference and help extend a theme, developed through all accessories.