Looking for a way to transform your kitchen from drab and dated to your dream space – without having to remortgage to pay for it? You are in luck – there are plenty of tweaks and tricks you can use to help you achieve your dream kitchen, without breaking the bank. You can find all of our kitchens in our kitchen shop, along with a host of kitchen door ideas which are perfect for helping you to craft, design and bring to life your dream kitchen – all you need is a little creativity, some DIY skills, and a touch of patience.
Use Your Space
Many people simply use their kitchen day in, day out, without giving much consideration to the efficiency and use of their space – this can make a huge difference in the enjoyment of your kitchen. Think about the routes you take when you perform everyday tasks such as cooking; do you waste a lot of time moving about? Is everything you need within easy reach, or are you always looking everywhere for the item you need? Take some time to consider the layout of your existing kitchen, and make a list of the tasks you carry out regularly – making a cup of tea, cooking dinner, making toast and so on. Then, rearrange your items to make sure that everything is close to hand, in a logical place, and that your kitchen is designed to be as efficient as possible. This breathes new life and fresh energy into space, while also making it a more enjoyable place to spend time, work and cook.
Work With What You Have
Chances are that even if you are sick and tired of your kitchen, that the bones are still strong, solid and secure – and this is good news for your transformation aspirations. Providing that the carcass of your kitchen units are secure and in good condition, you can update the doors without too much drama. There are two main options here – the first is to source new doors, and handles if you desire, and literally, physically replace the old with the new. Alternatively, you have the choice to paint your existing cupboards for a fresh new look, with absolutely minimal effort. Both options have their pros and cons; the latter is cheaper, faster and allows you to put your own spin on the units, but does require a little extra prep to ensure that you get the very best results. The latter may be less messy, but is more expensive, and could limit the options you have available to you.
Play With Accessories
The right accessories can really help your kitchen to pop, so make sure you put plenty of thought into them. From handles and hinges to linens and tableware, there are plenty of ways to bring your look to life, and make sure that your theme runs throughout the space. Remember, this is your chance to reinvent your kitchen, so get creative and have fun!