Kitchen refresh ideas…

- Wed 28 Feb 2024

Why not give your kitchen a facelift? If you have just moved into your new home and struggling for ideas, read our 5 essential tips for a kitchen facelift…

Your kitchen is so much more than a place for three meals, it’s a hotspot for table workers, cats and dogs, keen chefs, and entertainers. When we get used to sitting at the same table every day, we can get sick of looking at the same old cupboards and surfaces, why not spruce it up a bit?

Between the cabinets, appliances, tiles, worktops, sinks, taps, and floor, each element plays a vital role in creating a space that is both practical and visually appealing. While a disastrous layout may require starting from scratch, there's plenty you can do to enhance your kitchen without breaking the bank.

1.      It starts with storage

Install smart, savvy storage so you can easily find everything you need. Or as long as they're in reasonably good condition, it makes sense to keep them. So the easiest way to spruce them up would be to paint them, think deep rich blues, acid greens, or rich yellows.

You may not think you need one, but a cutlery tray is a kitchen essential. Teaspoons can be as elusive as odd socks, but with a cutlery tray you’ll be able to keep an eye on any straying spoons…

2.      Shine bright

As we all know lighting is key and makes all the difference to a room, especially now as we are still in the darker winter season. Just because the kitchen is a more functional space than others, it doesn't mean the lighting should be any less considered. A more fashionable choice could be cluster pendants above a kitchen island, breakfast bar or dining table for extra light. Or a more practical note, under cabinet LED lights are ideal for illuminating your worktop when you’re washing dishes or chopping vegetables.

3.       A Metallic makeover

Swap out tired handles, switches, and taps for contemporary brushed chrome or copper. A fresh new drawer handle or kitchen tap will give your kitchen an instant facelift and takes less than an hour to do.

4.      Bring life into the kitchen

With a range of houseplants, infusing the space with the joy of the outdoors. Studies show that access to greenery enhances happiness and boosts mood and physical well-being. Maximise unused wall space by creating a living herb wall, perfect for fresh ingredients in your recipes. Easily attach pots or containers to the wall with hooks or hang them from the ceiling using rope or trendy plant hangers.

5.      Tiles to prevent those splashbacks

Tiles protect your kitchen walls from messy splatters and grease stains. Opt for simple square or rectangular tiles in a subtle colour to create either a major statement or an understated backdrop to the space.

With so many options, there's really no excuse for leaving your kitchen feeling shabby - get sprucing!