Do you find yourself walking in to your kitchen and looking around at its too familiar walls and décor, wondering if it has always been this boring? Maybe you are wondering about how your home kitchen came to be so shabby, before you could notice it happening? If you had, then it’s probably because it’s the right time to give it an update. More often than not, most people ignore their kitchens, or only give their kitchen a simple coat of color, when the rest of the house gets its redecorations done. Here are a few tips on how to drive away that old and shabby feel, and make your kitchen feel new once more…
That old “paint trick”
A fresh coat of paint is a great way to make your kitchen feel new; but you need to do it the right way. Just like you might do with your bedroom walls, it’s important that you select a color carefully. Accent walls work very well in kitchens almost as well as they do for bedroom walls. Apart from giving your kitchen walls a fresh coat of paint, consider also giving your kitchen cabinets (at least the doors) a fresh coating of paint too…
update your kitchen furniture
It’s possible that since you bought your kitchen furniture, your family has grown. This makes your needs change too. If your children have grown and moved out, it’s possible that you might not need that large kitchen table. Instead, opt for a cute yet efficient kitchen breakfast bar or a chef’s bar. Eating perched on black breakfast bar stools can feel a little more intimate, and it also makes cleaning up a little easier. This is apart from the “new feel” it gives your kitchen, of course!
Update your appliances
Take a look around your kitchen. Do you have any appliance that is more than a decade old? While it still might be in useable condition (or is it, really?), there’s no doubt that you can benefit from getting an updated version of those appliances. Mostly, this happens with refrigerators, microwaves, ovens and stoves. Trade it in locally, or if you’re familiar with buying cheap furniture online Australia¸ you can even do so online.
Change something small
If you feel it’s not the best time to be changing and buying majorly, or if you’re not ready for it financially, you can still make your kitchen feel new. Make a few small changes. Check your cabinet pulls and knobs. Are they worn out or damaged by age? Get them repainted or replaced. It doesn’t cost you much, but it gives your kitchen an over-all new feel. Quite similarly, if your kitchen taps are outdated, having them replaced too can make your kitchen feel new. Think small, but think creatively.