If your kitchen is starting to look a little dated, it’s time for a refresh! Kitchens are quite often the hub of the home, a place to cook, eat and socialise. For that reason, it's important to keep this space up-to-date, welcoming and practical. Here at Purple, we understand that replacing a kitchen might be both stressful and expensive, but with a bit of perseverance and hard work, your kitchen can look brand new and more valuable. To make sure transforming your kitchen doesn't prove costly, we drew up a list of tips and tricks that could help you improve your kitchen, without spending a fortune!
Getting new handles
To improve your kitchen, let’s start by replacing old handles with new ones. Changing accessories such as this is one of the easiest ways to spruce up your kitchen. On the market, you can find numerous handles in different shapes, sizes and colours. Your new handles must either replace the existing holes or cover them up. Make a template marked with the position of the existing holes and take it when you shop for new fittings.
If you repaint your cabinets, it’s a great way to save some money, but also to have a unique kitchen that is to your taste. Before painting, make sure you remove the handles and knobs from the cupboard doors. That will make it far easier for you to paint the whole surface without having to paint around obstacles. If it's simply done, you can also remove the cupboard doors before painting, but, in general, you don’t need to do this.
Add an accent wall
Colour psychology experts claim colour has a direct effect on people – and we couldn't agree more. Not only do particular colours make a kitchen feel light and spacious, if you want an authentic finish, accent walls are a place to express your own style and personality. This is definitely a great option if you don’t want to spend a lot of hours painting the whole room.
Change your sink
Replacing the sink is a quick way to give your kitchen a new look. In the last period, homeowners are slowly starting to mix things up with colourful kitchen islands, vibrant appliances, and now, with sinks. To improve your kitchen, consider different metals, such as copper: this will bring a special warmth to your kitchen with its natural lustre. But, in general, you can find new and modern sinks to suit you and your budget.
Replacing your worktops with new ones is a sure way to give your kitchen an overall new look and bring a new style to the space. Worktops need to be tough and practical to use as well as stylish. Worktop materials have changed quite radically in the last few years, offering a vast choices across all budgets. Stone surfaces have become increasingly popular thanks to the huge range of colours, designs, materials and prices they come in. They're also ideal for those looking for something durable, practical and worktops that wear well overtime.
Change small accessories
From luxury kitchen utensils and cookware to trendy kitchen storage, you can make sure that your kitchen is always ready to wow. Complete your kitchen design with useful and stylish accessories like kettles, microwaves and toasters, you can choose a colour theme and stick to it! Choosing the right colours can actually make a big difference and could turn your old kitchen into a home interior masterpiece. As once Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
Add a splashback
Keep your kitchen walls safe from everyday cooking spillages and stains with a splashback. Splashbacks have a lot of practical benefits, from there durability to protecting your wall from splashes and making the area easy to clean. Installing a splashback isn’t just a functional choice though, but can add a dose of style and colour to your kitchen, too.
Add some nature
An indoor plant can make the world of difference when sprucing up your kitchen. It's a good location for keeping a nice flower maintained because it draws attention, making it less easy to forget about. Or, you could always get a replica plant instead; you may lose out on some of the benefits a real plant provides, but if for something to brighten up the kitchen and that's easy to maintain, why not?!
Now that you have read through our tips and tricks, we hope you have enough ideas to start your mini kitchen renovation project, without having to spend a fortune! If you need any advice on our stone surface and worktop range, please feel free to contact us!