During a remodelling, no other room in the house is as neglected as the homey heart of a house — your kitchen.
When people plan for a home makeover, they understandably target the areas that are either most often seen by other people, such as the living room, or the ones they spend most of their time resting and recuperating in, such as the bedroom.
The humble kitchen is often the neglected workhorse of the house. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are six fun ways of updating your kitchen, DIY-style.
Replace Your Old Pots and Pans
One of the fastest ways of updating your kitchen from its slightly rundown look to a cooler, more modern look, is to upgrade your cookware. Reputed cook shops such as cooksboutique.com offer practical yet stylish pots, pans, bakeware, and kitchen storage.
These pretty utensils can make your kitchen look both more upscale yet also inviting and homey.
Re-paint Cabinet Doors
Paint your cabinet doors in warm or bright colours, as per your taste. Re-painting tired-looking cabinet doors will not only add a nice pop of fresh-looking colour to your kitchen space, it will also make your kitchen look spanking new!
Make sure you use painter’s tape to protect countertops, the stove, and the insides of your cabinets from the paint. If you have the budget, you can also replace rusty, chipped or simply older door handles with shiny new ones, to add a further touch of luxe.
Clean the Tiles
Greasy tiles in your kitchen making it look ancient? Use heavy-duty, dirt-busting tools such as a grout pen to remove ugly and stubborn stains from your kitchen tiles.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see just how much difference a wall of sparkling clean tiles can make to a drab kitchen. Alternately, you can opt for tile paint or vinyl to hide the offending stains.
Replace the Worktop Surface
If your current worktops look old and smudgy, it might be time to replace the old worktop surface. Vinyl is a good, inexpensive option to your older laminate. Make sure you clean your worktop and dust it before sticking on the vinyl. You can coat the edges with silicone for a neater, smooth finish.
Change the Taps
An ancient tap and sink design is a dead giveaway that your kitchen hasn’t seen a remodelling in about a million years. There are a number of inexpensive but elegant tap options.
You can also look at matching the tap’s metallic colour with the cabinet handles. On a similar note, a brand new sink can take a zillion years off your kitchen. You can look for a more modern, better-designed sink while you are at it.
Add Colourful Accents and Accessories
Add some brightly coloured accents and detailing to your kitchen. Strategically placed pops of colour can make a world of difference to a dull kitchen space. Brightly painted ceramic jars, pretty window curtains or blinds, and colourful flowers (plastic, if you’re on a budget), can all add up to an artsy vibe in the humble kitchen.
A DIY kitchen remodel does not have to cost the sun and the moon! With these tips, brighten up your kitchen and your mood!