If you feel that your kitchen needs to be refreshed, then you’re in the right place! Kitchens are one of the most expensive things to change in your home, but with these tips, you can completely transform the room without needing to rip it out and have a new one fitted. From painting your tiles to adding blinds and fitting vinyl, these things can make your kitchen look brand new without having to spend a fortune!
Fit Vinyl Worktops
The first thing you can do that will make a major difference in your home is to fit vinyl worktops. You can buy this from most hardware stores and it really isn’t very expensive. You’d be looking at around £5-10 per 2m of vinyl wrap and you can tailor it to whichever style you’d like, such as marble, slate, woodgrain and so many more.
All you need to do is lay the vinyl out on the kitchen worktop without removing the backing, use a scalpel to roughly cut it to size and then you can peel the backing off and stick it down. It’s best for it to be slightly too big before you remove the backing, as you can trim it down more if you need to once it’s stuck down. This can last for years and it will peel off really easily without leaving a mark, so it is great if you have a rental place that you want to make your own!
Paint Your Tiles
Another thing you can do that will completely transform your kitchen is to paint the tiles. Again, you’re looking at around £10 for the entire kitchen (depending on how many tiles you have) and you can paint the backsplash of your kitchen and even the floor if you’d like! You can buy specialist tile paint from hardware stores that will make sure it looks great.
You can also get stencils, so after you’ve painted the floor or backsplash, you can overlay the stencil and paint over it, creating a pattern for a fraction of the price of buying new tiles and having them fitted!
Invest in Custom Blinds
If you have old blinds, they can really bring down the look of the entire room. So, replacing them can really brighten the space! Opt for custom blinds so that you can get the perfect fit and choose your own style and materials. Shutters work really well in kitchens, as they let plenty of light in during the day but you can also easily control privacy levels too. Plus, with simple shutters, they have a really classic and timeless design, so you won’t find yourself wanting to replace them every few years.
If you have less of a budget available, then adding plants to the space can help to bring the space to life. House plants tend to thrive in kitchens as they are quite humid, especially if they can be in in-direct sunlight for most of the day. If you’re a beginner, snake plants, spider plants, peace lilies, English Ivy’s and Jade Plants are easy to care for. Water them once every 1-2 weeks in the summer and once every 2-3 weeks in the winter. Allow them to have plenty of indirect sunlight and they’ll do great!
Plants have an ability to brighten any space, as well as helping to improve your mood, reducing fatigue, lowering stress and clearing the air.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to transform your kitchen, so now is the perfect time to make a few changes so you can fall in love with the hub of your home!