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How to give your kitchen a new look for less

Posted: 18 January 2022

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where traditions are passed down, home-cooked meals are shared, and memories are made. So, it’s only apt that this space exudes warmth, good taste and a touch of grandeur. 

Whether your kitchen has lost its modern look or never had it to begin with, there are a few budget-friendly upgrades you can do to give your space a new look that’ll have everyone in awe. Try these ingenious ideas to create a high-end kitchen for a fraction of the price. 

1. Brighten up your space with stylish lighting 

If your home still has the original lighting fixtures, an upgrade is long overdue! Back in the heyday, most houses were fitted with basic fixtures that weren’t eye-catching or energy efficient. Lighting can go a long way in making your home look more modern and chic, especially if you’re on a budget. Look for fixtures that are modern, like a geometric or retro-inspired pendant. 

2. Spruce up your walls with a backsplash 

Plain white tiles are a common feature in many kitchens, making rooms appear flat and unexciting. A backsplash is a budget-friendly way to add a dash of colour to your kitchen. From bold ceramic tiles to Mediterranean mosaics, there are plenty of playful and bold patterns available to draw attention to your space. If you are renting and can’t make any permanent changes, you can also amp up your kitchen with a few vinyl stickers. 

3. Exchange outdated hardware for modern fittings 

Updating your kitchen hardware and fittings is a small and relatively inexpensive change that can make a big difference. This could mean replacing your kitchen faucet or respraying the cabinet handles. With this upgrade, it’s worth it to spend a little bit extra and buy a quality replacement that will last. Look for fittings that will complement your appliances and try to find ones that have a modern and simple design.  

4. Give old cabinets a much-needed facelift 

Cabinets are the face of the kitchen. If they look worn out and musty, your entire kitchen will as well. With a lick of paint and new handles, you can give your kitchen a complete makeover and make it look 10 years younger! When painting your cabinets, use a neutral colour like a soft grey or perhaps a two-toned look. 

5. Add simple decorative elements 

Sometimes, adding a few elegant elements is all you need to liven up your kitchen. This could be anything from wall art and odd-shaped vases to a retro rack for pots and cutting boards. You can also get a bit creative with lighting here and incorporate a bespoke wall lamp to light up a corner of your kitchen. 

Self storage is a safe and affordable way to store your prized possessions during the renovation process or to simply free up space at home. At Storage King, we offer a variety of different size units, flexible lease agreements and convenient access, giving you the freedom to store your belongings for as long as you need. Contact us at 0800 0852 954 to find out more or get a quick and easy quote online.

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