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5 budget kitchen makeover ideas

Want to revive your kitchen without breaking the bank? We’ve got five great ideas for upgrades that will breath new life into the heart of your home

 Paint your doors

A quick, easy and effective way to make your kitchen go from drab to fab is with a lick of magical chalk paint. This paint transforms anything, from heavily varnished wood to PVC, even clay and metal, making it a great solution for kitchen cabinets. The beauty of it is that you don’t even need to prep or strip the surface - providing it is clean and dust free you are good to go! Interior designer Annie Sloan does her own fabulous range and the beauty of it is that a little goes a long way.  The collection also has an awesome colour variety, from a neutral palette, to pastels and bold vibrant tones.

Annie Sloane

 Install a new worktop

The wrong worktop can make the kitchen look a little tired or dated, but replacing will give a more polished look. You can replace your worktop without putting in a whole new kitchen. A dark wood top will add instant cophistication, while laminates offer great variety of looks. Don’t be put off by the word, as laminate has come on leaps and bounds. Best of all, it’s easy to clean and keep looking pristine. Ikea offer a great selection of  worktops within an affordable budget 

 Change your backsplash

Upgrading your backsplash can dramatically change your kitchen as well as adding colour and personality to even the smallest of spaces. Choices are vast and you can quickly find yourself spending a LOT of money. For an instant fix we love the self adhesive collection from Stick and Go; mess and fuss free too! 

Alternatively, for an easy-clean solution, take a look at glass splashbacks. They can look pretty plush and give a very polished result.

Glass Logic have a colourful collection and as it is a bespoke service makes a fantastic choice for a more awkward shaped kitchen.  

Glass Logic

 Replace your handles

Definitely more of a subtle touch but effective all the same. Depending on your existing cupboards and kitchen style you can bring a modern, shabby chic or even bohemian feel. Bombay Duck offer a very decorative and affordable selection.

Bombay Duck

 Add shutter style

Replacing your kitchen blinds or curtains with stylish, practical shutters not only transforms your kitchen but will also instantly boost your home’s curb appeal. Shutters work very well in kitchens for many reasons - not only do they offer you more privacy and greater light control, shutters can also SAVE you money when it comes to the winter months as they further insulate your home thus reducing your heating bills. Still not convinced? As we all know kitchens can harbor grease and odors from cooking. Shutters are low maintenance, far easier to clean and more hygienic than any fabric - just quickly wipe down et voila!

Our shutters are made to measure and we can create one for even the most awkward window shape. Although we offer a natural and neutral selection, shutters can be an innovative and effective way to inject  a pop of colour in the kitchen. 

October 20, 2015