Home kitchen renovation – Practical improvements

5 Jun, 2021

Home kitchen renovation – Practical improvements

Does your kitchen need a revamp? You’re not alone. Every homeowner from time to time looks at their kitchen and thinks how can I improve this without spending much time or money. Well look no further. Here are some practical and inexpensive home kitchen renovation hacks to refresh the look of your kitchen.

Home kitchen renovation: How to undertake easy and practical changes

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Adding light and a lick of paint can brighten up a kitchen

We all have visions of what our dream kitchen might look like, but instead of keeping these ideas locked up in your head, why not make them a reality? When people hear the phrase home renovation they think that means they have to burn a hole in the pocket, but there are ways of easily remodelling your kitchen without spending excessive amounts of money. 

Home kitchen renovation hacks

Here are a few ways to easily improve your kitchen. 

1. Change your countertops

The countertops are one of the most defining features of a kitchen. Your eyes will almost always be drawn to the countertop first when entering a kitchen for the first time. One way to refresh your kitchen is to change your countertops. There are various quartz colours that you can choose from to give your kitchen a new sleek and sophisticated look.

Regardless of whether you have lots of countertop space or next to nothing, changing them up will make a huge improvement to your kitchen.  Now, if you’re all for functionality, you can opt for butcher block countertops. These are the only kind of countertop you can use as a cutting surface, and it won’t dull your knives like other types. If you’re going with this counter, also keep in mind that there are ideal sinks for butcher block countertops, so factor that in your design plans as well.

2. Buy new splashbacks

The next thing to refresh is your kitchen’s splashbacks and there is room for a lot of creativity with this one. Splashbacks tend to be a lot more affordable to change than your countertops but if you invest in changing them both at the same time it will save you from having your kitchen out of use again and again. There is lots of inspiration available online that you can check out and if you wanted to go all out then you could have your splashbacks be designed in the same way that your countertops are. If you do not want to change your countertops then changing your splashbacks is the next best thing.

Consider opting for a bright colour so that it can bring a pop of colour into the space. However, be mindful of the colours or patterns that you choose because you do not want to pick something that highlights mess, oil and grease as there will be a lot of these getting on the splashback. 

3. Give the walls a lick of paint

Another easy way to refresh and improve your kitchen is to give it a fresh coat of paint. If the walls in your kitchen have been white for as long as you can remember, then why not branch out and opt for something different? If you want light colours you can opt for dove grey, walnut or light blue/green tones. Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint can make it feel as though you have an entirely new kitchen. What’s more, this is a very affordable way to make the changes you crave in your kitchen.

The best thing about this is that if you change your mind or decide that the colour is not for you after all, then you can change it with ease! There is no scary commitment that comes with painting walls because you can simply paint over them without having to spend much money at all. 

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Adding accessories can create a new and warmer look

4. Add LED lighting under the cabinets

If you want to add something a little more exciting to your kitchen, then you should consider installing LED lighting under your cabinets. You can get lights in all shapes and colours and these can really make a big difference to how you see your kitchen. A warm white light can create a beautiful ambiance at night time, or a sharp blue can make the kitchen feel cool and sophisticated. There are lots of options to choose from and you can really experiment with different lighting to see the different effects it will have on your kitchen.  This is a cheaper alternative to changing all the lighting in your kitchen currently, and it works to complement and improve your current lighting. 

5. Paint the cabinets

While painting the cabinets might feel like a bit of work, it is an incredibly affordable method to improve and renovate your kitchen. You can exert a lot of creative freedom with this and have some fun while putting in the elbow grease. Ideally, you want your cabinets to match the styles and colours that you have newly implemented into your kitchen so that it can look like a cohesive kitchen. You can go for a dramatic black colour or soft pale blue, either way, a couple of coats of paint and some primer will have your kitchen feeling completely different. 

A final word on home kitchen renovations

So there you have it, 5 of the top home kitchen renovation hacks. the real easy and practical ways to improve your kitchen. Follow these steps and you can have the kitchen you have always dreamed of. 

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