Five simple ways to freshen up the kitchen
It’s often said that bathrooms and kitchens sell the house, but anyone who has had renovations done recently will also know that renovating these two rooms can be very expensive. Here’s some simple ways to give the kitchen in your house a lift that won’t break your budget and you might think about doing yourself.
There a number of ways you can change the whole look of a kitchen by altering the cupboards. You can change the fronts completely – from old battered laminate to stylish woodgrain or glass panels. Overhead cupboards can be replaced with shelfing, giving an entirely new look to the kitchen and opening up the space. Shelving is a great option for not only storing kitchen items but can be a way of displaying attractive or unique kitchen accessories and tableware.
This is an often forgotten element to many rooms and especially the kitchen. Feature walls are often utilised to make an impression, in the same way, a splash of colour on the ceiling can provide that same impact. This is also a very economical and speedy way of achieving a difference to the room.
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Many of our posts on giving spaces fresh looks mention how plants can provide colour and life to a room, and the kitchen is no exception. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a potted plant – herbs work well in the kitchen area, and having thyme, oregano and chives (which all grow well indoors) not only provides some marvellous ‘kitcheny’ aromas but can actually be added to your pot!