Give your kitchen a new lease of life this autumn

Your kitchen can be the hub of your home. It’s a meeting point at the beginning and the end of each day for you and your family. Some people work in their kitchen. You may eat and dine in there. Your kids may do their homework. You may even have a place to relax and unwind from your day in there. It’s always nice to update your kitchen, but replacing the whole things can be quite an expensive thing to do. Here are a few budget-friendly ways to update your kitchen.

Give it a good clean

First things first, when was the last time you gave your kitchen a big deep clean. It may sound crazy, but cleaning could make the world of difference to how it looks on the surface. From inside the cupboards to the splashbacks, get your clean on and strip the kitchen back. This helps to see what you could change and what you have to work with for updating purposes.

Replace just the cupboard doors

If your kitchen needs a new lease of life then why not consider just updating the kitchen doors. Most companies these days will sell you cupboard doors instead of the whole kitchen. It may cost to have them measured, or you could even do that yourself. They don’t take someone with an extensive DIY knowledge to fit and it could instantly update the look and feel of your kitchen. You could be quite adventurous and go for a bright colour. Or stick with something neutral.

Update your accessories

Most people have some form of accessory on display in their kitchen. This could be some kitchen gadgets like a mixer or food processor. Or it might just be jars and storage containers to house things like coffee and biscuits. By updating these, you could make your kitchen feel brand new. Perhaps you could go for a colour theme and buy some new things to match in with it.

Create new features

Once you have your kitchen more or less sorted, now you can start thinking about adding to it. Maybe you want a new seating area, but haven’t found what you are looking for or what could fit in the space you have. You could consider creating your own. Designing something and having it purpose built, using foam from websites like efoam.co.uk to create the seat element and then upholstering in a colour or pattern that suits your kitchen. You could think about adding shelves as a feature as well as additional storage. These are great for house plants and pictures, or to store all of your cookbooks.

Re-paint the walls

The last thing you could do is repaint the walls. This is a very cost effective way of making a room feel very different. You could decide to go for a totally different colour. Or perhaps just refresh the existing colour making the room feel cleaner and new again. If you have a neutral kitchen already, then the options are endless. By matching a paint colour to your accessories and other bits in your kitchen, it could create a whole new look. This is all minimal when it comes to costing.

I hope these ideas give you some inspiration to update your kitchen. It can be just as easy as changing a few details; that can make the biggest difference.

Thanks for reading

Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxo

 

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