5 quick and easy ways to revamp your kitchen
With the summer holidays in full swing, there’s no better time to lavish a little care and attention upon your kitchen. You may be surprised to find that with just a few small changes here and there, you could transform your dowdy old kitchen into one that is full of life, making it a place to entertain friends or simply spend more time preparing, cooking and even eating meals.
With these 5 quick and easy fixes, which can literally be completed over the course of a weekend, you’ll have a fresh kitchen space in next to no time:
Give breakfast time a boost
By fitting a breakfast bar, you can completely alter the whole dynamic of your kitchen. A quick breakfast before work can be prepared and consumed in the same space, saving on time. However, if you prefer breakfast to be a more
leisurely occasion, a breakfast bar can provide the perfect place for the whole family to gather.
With an incredible variety of colours, patterns and materials to choose from, you can select a look that fits in with your current decor, meaning no need to change all the worktops in your kitchen. Pick a wood finish for a more traditional, rustic style kitchen, or select something with cool, contemporary lines and simple shades such as white, grey or black, resulting a look that is very much on-trend.
Your tiles can take up a significant amount of wall and floor space in your kitchen, so if they haven’t been changed for a while, they could be dragging your whole decor down. For a quick and easy fix, simply tile on top of your existing tiles with a fresh set.
To give your kitchen a fresh new look, why not try playing with different tile patterns, textures, colours and sizes to inject a touch of personality to proceedings? Metro tiles are bang on-trend right now, but why not try mixing different colours, trying different coloured grouts, or even flipping your tiles vertically, drawing the eye upwards?
If you’re looking for a more natural appearance, why not choose a stone effect tile. There are plenty of colours and textures to try, ranging from soft white limestone effect tiles to dark grey slate.
If your walls aren’t in need of much care and attention, why not discover how to make a statement ceiling or floor instead?
Warm wooden worktops
If you’re kitchen is feeling somewhat impersonal, or you’ve just moved into a property, there’s no better way to make your mark than by changing the worktops. A wooden worktop will add a genuine feeling of warmth whenever you enter your kitchen, with a look and feel that simply can’t be beaten.
Whilst wood worktops may need a little more care and attention than, say, laminate worktops, the effort will be worth it as you can both see and feel the difference. There are a wide range of wood finishes you can choose from to suit your existing units, and even some wooden worktop finishes you may not have considered, which will add a whole new dimension to your kitchen.
Add a smart tap
A small change in the grand scheme of things, but something which may have a big impact on your everyday routine is a new kitchen tap. There have been some incredible innovations in taps in the past few years, which has seen technology employed to make life much easier, especially for those who don’t have a dishwasher.
From functional kitchen mixer taps with a spray function, making short work of those pots and pans from your Sunday lunch, to taps which deliver instant boiling hot, chilled, filtered or even carbonated water, you’ll certainly find a model which suits your needs. You’ll be amazed how much a new tap could change your lifestyle.
Get switched on with new lighting
Forget harsh strip lighting or functional spotlights, it’s time to be bold with your kitchen lighting. By changing that old fixture for something more illuminating, you’ll not only change the look of your kitchen, but you can change the whole ambience.
If you find that certain parts of your kitchen feel a little darker than others, task lighting could be the perfect solution. Simply add more focused lighting above a worktop, or install some lighting beneath your cabinet, to ensure you’re not grasping in the dark when preparing food or washing the dishes.
Your central lighting fixture should reflect the rest of your decor, so why not consider a chandelier if your kitchen is more traditional, or add a halogen bulb if you’ve opted for the industrial kitchen look.
Start your kitchen makeover today
With great options when it comes to new worktops, breakfast bars, kitchen sinks and much more, HCSupplies is the place to begin your quick and easy kitchen makeover. It’s easier than you think!