If you walk into your kitchen, how does it make you feel? Does your kitchen still make you feel upbeat and energised, or does it seem to drain your energy as you look around and see your old appliances, peeling wall paint, and decrepit tiles? It may be the ideal time to give your kitchen an upgrade and giving your tired old kitchen an upgrade need not be a complex affair. In fact, a few significant changes in different elements can already make a big difference. Here, then, are the best ideas for updating and upgrading your kitchen.
A more colourful space
One of the most significant things you can do to update and upgrade your kitchen is to give it a splash of colour. Colour can make a big impact if you want to instantly transform the space from tired and drab to bright and airy. Many companies specialising in kitchens can supply you with new units in different colours, or you could simply choose to paint your cabinets and walls yourself if you’re looking for a less expensive update. Some great and popular colour choices today include bright red, bright blue, yellow, grey, and the quintessential, classic white.
A new splashback
Kitchen splashbacks are inherently useful as they can protect your walls and make your kitchen easier to clean. And splashbacks need not be that expensive, either – starting at a mere £50, you can have a small splashback installed for your kitchen, but if you want to go all out, you can have an entire wall installed with a splashback, which comes as a wonderful investment if you ever want to sell your home in the future as well. Whilst you’re at it, you can go for good, long-lasting materials such as quartz, marble, or granite, which a worktop and splashback supplier like www.jrstone.co specialises in.
Appliances that are built-in
Do you think it’s time to replace your old refrigerator with a new, stainless steel one? Doing even this simple thing can upgrade your kitchen in a big way. Better yet, you can opt for built-in kitchen appliances, which doesn’t cost as much as you may think. From your dishwasher to your oven to your fridge freezer, you can have all of these built in to give your kitchen a more streamlined and sleeker look. Here’s an additional tip: if you’d like to have built-in appliances, there are two wooden kitchen styles which go well with a modern theme – dark wood (such as walnut) and light wood (a Scandinavian design works best).
New kitchen floor
Tiles are so cliché – nowadays, you have a lot more choices in kitchen flooring than you can imagine, and they’re not that expensive, either. Of course, if you have the money for it, you can always go for expensive solid wood, but you can also go for vinyl which has the look and feel of real wood. You can have stone or concrete effect vinyl as well if you want a more industrial look for your kitchen.
A new kitchen worktop
Kitchen worktops undoubtedly experience a lot of wear and tear over the years, and you could easily revamp your kitchen with a new worktop. Materials for worktops can range from granite to quartz, as already mentioned, and these can range in price from about £150 for every square metre or more. But materials like these can give you great value for money as they are easy to clean and maintain and can last for a very long time indeed.
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