A kitchen renovation can instantly add value to your property without a huge amount of work. There are some quick ways to enhance your kitchen and you’ll be surprised at how many of them are quite easy to do! Here we’ve listed our favourite ways of breathing some new life into your kitchen.
1. Improve the Cabinetry
One of the most prominent items in any kitchen is the cabinetry. Upgrading them can give your kitchen a much-needed facelift. But rather than replacing the entire cabinet (which can be very expensive) try updating the doors and handles instead. Get rid of any rusting or fading hardware and replace with more modern fixtures. You can also give the cabinets a fresh coat of paint to instantly revive them.
2. Update Your Lighting
Kitchen lighting is not only important because of its function, but also because of the aesthetic effect it provides to the whole room. Consider your current lighting situation. Is too dim? Too bright? Too warm? Replace the fittings with modern lighting designs to help give your kitchen an updated look. We often get asked about installing pendant lights during kitchen renovations and they truly are a great feature.
Three pendant lights over the kitchen bench enhance the room & available light.
3. Add Open Shelving
Open shelving combines storage and design in one practical package – it adds space while also contributing to the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. Pick a colour and design that reflects your personal taste but make sure that they complement the overall look of your kitchen. You can then add a combination of decorative items and kitchenware to the shelves, from small plants to cool looking jars or serve ware.
4. Buy New Stools
Are your kitchen stools looking a little shabby? They may be showing some signs of wear and tear, which can bring down the overall appearance of the kitchen. So, why not bring in a new set of stools. It’s another quick way to enhance your kitchen.
This renovated kitchen is further enhanced with designer stools that match the splash back tiles.
5. Replace Window Coverings
New window coverings can help refresh your kitchen too. Updating them with new blinds, curtains or shutters will improve the room’s appearance and can also help to increase the amount of light coming into the room.
6. Put Up Some Wallpaper
Adding wallpaper is an old school but effective way to decorate a room, including the kitchen, and it’s pretty simple to do. Wallpaper today comes in such a wide variety of colours, patterns and style that you’ll be sure to find something that will perfectly complement your kitchen and it’s normally quite affordable.
7. A Fresh Coat of Paint
If you want to give your kitchen a completely new look, then there’s no easier way than to paint everything with new colours. You can paint the walls, shelves and the cabinetry. To make your kitchen appear larger, choose a light colour palette.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to enhance the kitchen
8. Include a Chalkboard Wall
The addition of creative wall art can easily improve your kitchen. One good idea is to put up a chalkboard on one of the walls or cabinets – you could add something arty, use it to write notes or let the kids reign free.
9. Install A New Splashback
Has your splashback seen better days? Or maybe it’s just looking old and outdated. Replacing the splashback is a simple yet highly effective way of improving the overall look in the kitchen, especially if you can tie in the colour or style with other elements in the room.
One unique choice that can look quite good is a mirrored splashback, especially if you’re used to typical tiled splashback. It brings a different kind of elegance and reflects light to help brighten up the room. A mirrored splashback is durable too, though it needs to be cleaned more often to maintain its appearance.
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Whether you want to add value to your property or just give it an updated look, these ideas will help improve your kitchen right away. Some of them can even be done DIY or on a budget! Some kitchen renovations can be tricky though, particularly if you can’t use your kitchen properly or have nowhere to cook or store food for a couple of weeks (sometimes longer).
If you’re going to do anything major, it’s always best to call in the professionals. Our builders are expects in kitchen renos and can make sure the whole process is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible, while making sure the job is of the highest standard.
Contact one of our builders servicing South East Queensland to discuss your kitchen ideas!