Outdated kitchen? Here’s how you can give the heart of your home a brand-new look. The best part? These easy kitchen updates won’t break the bank
1. Paint the cabinets
Whether you’re stuck with outdated melamine or an orangey-brown wood, paint is an affordable alternative to replacing cabinetry.
2. Fit new splashbacks
Any type of continuous material can be used as splashbacks. Both glass and stone are hygienic and easy to clean, and available in a wide range of colours.
3. Upgrade the lighting
Hang pendants above the island. This is an attractive way to focus attention on it and add good light where you need it.
4. Add floating shelves
Show off beautiful kitchenware and collectables on floating shelves.
5. Add a chalkboard
A chalkboard is not only handy, but also makes an attractive focal point.
6. Replace the cabinet doors
If your dated kitchen cabinets are still in good condition, there’s no need to rip them out – just replace the doors.
7. Lay new flooring
For wooden floors, try hardwoods such as French white oak. Choose a sealant with a maintenance regime that suits your lifestyle.