There always comes a time when you start thinking about what next needs improving in your home. Either your family has grown and suddenly your living space seems smaller or you are simply in need of an update. Kitchen remodelling can seem like a pretty daunting project but as it is the hub of your family’s home, it can also have one of the biggest impacts. Not only is a kitchen used to prepare meals each evening, and maybe at lunch too, it may also be used as a space to entertain guests, a reason as to why kitchen renovation projects are some of the most popular home improvements to undertake. But, they can also be the most expensive to complete. Here are a few money-saving ways to give your kitchen a makeover…
Pick a colour scheme
Pick a colour scheme and then buy accessories to fit with it, keeping these on display and anything else hidden away, cream, green and greys are all popular but you can get kitchen accessories in all sorts of colours! Places like The Range and Homesense are ideal to start looking for brightly coloured items, as well as the home-ware departments of most larger supermarkets. You can even extend your colour scheme into the floors that are laid.
Change your cabinet doors
Dated doors and knobs? You don’t need to replace all your cupboards, you can just switch the doors and handles around, which can change the look of your kitchen so easily and quickly! Moulded wooden doors look great in a ‘Quaker’ style kitchen but if you want a modern feel then they just won’t look right. You can find a huge range of replacement kitchen doors and what’s even better is that you can normally remove the old ones and fit the new ones yourself!
Think about Lighting
Could you add lights above the worktops? Or even below the cupboards to give a soft glow when the main light is off? Even changing an old style strip light for adjustable spotlights in a brushed chrome would make the world of difference to any kitchen. If you’ve got a kitchen-diner than having adjustable lighting would be a huge bonus, so that you can lower the lights for a relaxing dinner environment, rather than having the lights up full like you do when you’re cooking!
The added bonus to doing any home renovations is that if you do come around to selling your house, it adds value too, which makes it seem even more worth it. The kitchen is often one of the first rooms a buyer looks at before considering the sale, so it’s worth making it look good and Kitchen Warehouse is the place to start looking for inspiration!