Let’s be honest, when giving your home a makeover, what rooms do you focus on the most? We are guessing the living room and bedroom, the two rooms where you tend to spend the most of your downtime. However, it is our kitchens that could do with a bit of ‘me’ time as well, being the focus of our attention to improve both the aesthetics and practical uses. You don’t need to break the bank either, as you can give your kitchen a facelift on a budget. We have some ideas to help you, breathing new life into one of the most essential rooms in your home.
- Sort out any DIY issues within the kitchen first. Problems with ventilation? Blocked pipes? Cracked walls? Head over to Bidvine and hire a professional to repair any pressing jobs before you enhance your kitchen area.
- Replenish your kitchen essentials. If you’re still using those chipped plates and glasses from years back, or you are still reliant on what your mum gave you when you moved into your home, it may be time to buy some new stuff to complement your kitchen makeover. Enamel kitchenware is making a come back and is both affordable and practical. You could colour scheme your crockery, as well, buying plates and cups that match the overall look of your kitchen.
- Refresh your old cabinets. Cabinets can be expensive to replace, but if they are still in a good condition, give them a makeover. You can give them a fresh lick of colour, as well as changing up the textures, and adding new handles. Take a look at the gorgeous kitchen hardware designs here to give you a little bit of inspiration. There are all kinds of combinations you can use in your design choices, so think creatively.
- Work on your countertops. Something else that is expensive to replace, but you can give these a bit of a facelift as well. There are all kinds of painting kits available, giving your countertops a whole new look, from a faux marble effect to a soapstone look using chalkboard paint. Give them a good polish too, smoothing out any worn damage, and you will soon have something that looks brand new, even when it isn’t!
- Give your kitchen a colour pop. While you could design your kitchen with matching colours, this can look a little boring if everything looks the same. Instead, focus on one area of the room with a blast of colour. From paintwork on the walls to a colourful appliance, you can make a striking impact to your kitchen’s atmosphere.
- Switch your lighting. A decent light fixture can totally transform your kitchen, with a statement chandelier or colourful pendant lights. As well as your overhanging lights, you can also bring focus to certain areas of the room, perhaps with a wall lantern or undercabinet lights to highlight shadowed areas. Lighting is both practical and decorative, so choose something that is reflective of your overall kitchen design.
These kitchen ideas should suit every budget, and don’t need the stress and expense of a complete overhaul. If you have any further thoughts on how to give a kitchen a makeover, perhaps from your experiences, be sure to let me know.
I love colour pop rooms.
I’m definitely a fan of removing the cabinet doors and repainting them a fun color! It’s super cheap and easy to DIY
Wish we could afford to do up our kitchen!
weve been DIYing our kitchen at the minute and working on a very very limited budget and so far ive painted the walls, added prints and we are now covering the cupboards with this plastic covering called Fabaloon and its making the whole room look like a completely different place!
My kitchen definitely needs some loving! How true is it that you always focus on the rooms you spend the most time in. When I’m in the mood to move things around, I never go to my kitchen first!
Love these ideas! xx
We recently switched our lighting and bought new plates and it almost feels like a whole new kitchen!! I can’t wait to paint it one day 😀 xx
The kitchen is one of the spaces I spent most of my time at so I did a lot of DIY to it to make it nicer for me. I like how a few nice kitchen essentials cam make it look so much more fun:) this was a fun post for me, I am a DIY fan.
I love enamel kitchenware and desperately want some for my place. My flat’s lighting is really poor, so quite often when I’m cooking I can’t really see what I’m doing. I need to get that sorted! DIY is so much fun, so this is the perfect post for me!