I spoke about my decorating plans for 2018 earlier in the year and it’s still a work in progress but it’s great to see everything slowly coming together. One room I have yet to start working on is my kitchen because I have been stuck for ideas on how I would like to decorate it. At the moment I know I want to paint the walls, add vinyl wrap to the counters and update the handles but as for colours I have no idea.
Thankfully my kitchen is okay at the moment and I’m not in a rush to decorate it so I will wait until I have a concrete idea. I recently decorated my hall/stairs and when the paint was on the walls it looked a different colour to on the tin so I’m planning to paint over it and this is something I don’t want to repeat in the kitchen. Along the way, I have been writing ideas down on how I can quickly update the kitchen both on a budget and without being too time-consuming and have a few ideas which I have shared below. If you’re looking to update your kitchen you might find the suggestions useful.
Paint your tiles
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to update your kitchen is to revamp your tiles. As time passes trends come and go and what was in fashion when you decorated your kitchen might now be a thing of the past.
Whether you’re a DIY novice or a pro tile painting is a task everyone can do and you can let your imagination run wild with colours and patterns. If tile painting isn’t for you why not consider tile stickers where you can add different designs to the tiles quickly and easily.
Add new accessories
If you have changed the colour scheme of your kitchen or your old accessories are looking worn then why not consider replacing them with new items. You don’t have to replace your appliances but why not get a few bespoke tea towels for the kitchen, add a lovely vase on the windowsill and if you have any prints of photos you could consider replacing those or even painting the frames to give them a new look. Little touches here and there can really make a big difference to the overall feel of the room.
Replace drawer and cupboard handles
Drawer and cupboard handles can quickly become tarnished from use and this can make your kitchen look tired and dated, luckily you can replace handles cheaply and quickly. You can even buy them in a variety of colours and designs whether that be a vintage flower or classic chrome.
Paint your cupboards
This is a little more time consuming compared to the other suggestions but if you have the correct tools for the job it really shouldn’t take you too long. Painting your old cupboard doors is an easy and relatively inexpensive (depending on your choice of paint) way to give your kitchen a cool and quirky makeover. You could paint them a bright and bold colour or go for something subtle and understated, the choice is yours.
Update your worktops
Don’t worry, updating your worktops isn’t as expensive as it sounds. In fact, you can update your worktops for as little as £20, I bet you’re intrigued now?! If your worktops are looking dated and worn then why not give them a new lease of life with sticky back vinyl, it’s really inexpensive, comes in a variety of patterns, is hardwearing and easy to remove.
Changing the look of your worktops can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your kitchen and for around £20 you really can’t go wrong. I used vinyl in an old property I rented and it made a big difference to the kitchen covering imperfections in the worktop underneath it made it look a lot cleaner and more modern.
Will you be using any of the ideas above to update your kitchen?