These simple tricks can help optimise the look and functionality of a kitchen, without the need for a complete renovation. Open up the space, create a focal point or swap out cabinets—we’ve covered all this and more. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to whip your kitchen into shape!
Are you fed up with your cramped kitchen? Perhaps you’re just tired of its outdated look? If you’re trying to figure out how to upgrade your kitchen without a complete renovation, read on! We’ve got some easy tips for all kinds of kitchens.
Windowless kitchen? Open it up with some light colours.
Cooking in a galley kitchen with no windows can be a bit of a downer. To help counteract the lack of natural light, why not add a bright splashback or give your kitchen walls a light coat of paint to open up the space. If you’re feeling excluded from the party while you cook, you could go all-out and hire a renovator to create an open-plan kitchen or a pass-through.
Too many cabinets cramping your style? Turn them into shelves.
Storage is essential for any kitchen, however it could prove difficult to enough of it in a small kitchen without making it cluttered. If your kitchen is over-encumbered with cupboards, tone it down by replacing large cabinet doors with sleek glass doors, or take them off altogether. This will create a more open look, making you feel less cramped!
Are your floors an eyesore? Invest in a kitchen mat.
Kitchen mats and rugs are increasingly becoming a popular alternative to completely re-flooring the kitchen area. Mats can hide tired floors and bring a sense of character to the kitchen area. Go with something that complements your style and décor. In the right colours and position, kitchen mats can look beautiful.
Need to upgrade something in the kitchen? Go for the countertops.
A great way to breathe new life into a kitchen, and give it a complete facelift while you’re at it, is to switch out old countertops for new ones. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance solution, opt for quartz: they look like marble, however are more durable and hardwearing. They will also give your kitchen an instant lift, making it look much more expensive!