4 Quick Tips That Will Update Your Kitchen, Fast!
Take a look at 4 quick tips that you can use to give your kitchen a fast update.
1. Clean up your old cabinets with a little new paint!
Thinking about some ways to freshen up your kitchen or living room? Trying painting is the easiest if not cheapest. Plus, it doesn't take much time or money, so you can worry less about updating your space. Painting your kitchen cabinets can have a great impact on the look of your room. It's an excellent way to brighten up your kitchen, and even provide you with a fresh start on redesigning it.
• Clean the cabinets -
Make sure to clean any dirt or dust off your cabinets. This will help ensure that the paint sticks nicely and that your cabinets are nice and clean for you to use after. We recommend using a sugar soap since it does such a great job of getting grime off.
• Prep adequately -
Sand the cabinets with sandpaper (recommend starting at a lower grit and increasing to smooth off) until it becomes smooth, then wipe down with a wet cloth for any dust or dirt that may have been made airborne by the sanding process.
• Undercoat your cabinets -
Ensure you use a decent quality, solid undercoat before any painting. This will help your paint adhere better and provides some good protection from chipping. This is particularly important on an enamel style paint coat because it can chip off more easily
• Paint them in your favourite colour (or
pick an in-trend colour) -
Picking what colour you want to paint your kitchen cabinets is a very important decision. When you're picking a colour scheme for your home, the choice can seem endless. We recommend spending some time on Pinterest or grabbing some design magazines from your local newsstand to help with ideas.
2. Get Some Space With A New Kitchen Island or Cabinet
You can give your kitchen some extra space by adding an island or cabinet. It will help you do more with the space that you have.
This could be a large island that offers plenty of space for dining and can store pots, pans or even cooking utensils near the stove. Or you might want to consider a more compact kitchen appliance station built into the wall so that you don't have to worry about all of your facilities being strewn across your counters.
If you're up for a challenge, you can have custom furniture made and islands that look like these are often in stores like Ikea. You could even try to make them yourself!
3. Try A Fresh Countertop
Generally, when a new countertop is installed in your kitchen there's a lot of discussion about what type to get. They can come in many different designs and materials and it's important to take into account all the considerations before choosing one.
Counters come in many types and the price ranges depending on the quality of material it's made from. You can find a counter that will fit your budget while still being durable & looking good
If you can't afford counters and the leaky basement you're living in is spitting out floods of toxic ground water, a good tip is to just paint them with a special paint. These are usually available from your local hardware store and in a range of different colours.
4. Try Painting Your Window Frames
The kitchen looks so much lighter and brighter just by adding a splash of your favourite colour on the window frames. Older window frames can make your kitchen look old and outdated. So why not give it a fresh new look by painting them in white or another complementary colour?
It can be hard to improve the look of your kitchen on a budget, but one thing you might invest in are new windows. Although they might be pricey, they generally represent good value-for-money!
There are four super quick and affordable ways to update your kitchen in a flash