The kitchen is the heart of the home. A hub of food, family and friends. With all the joy it brings, it also generates A LOT of foot traffic. Unfortunately, this equates to higher than usual wear and tear. Chipped paint, cracked tiles and dated décor are all signs that your kitchen needs a little TLC.
Turn your kitchen from blah to ahhh-mazing with these easy and budget-friendly updates.
Whether it’s a feature wall or giving your cabinetry a facelift, a new coat of paint can do wonders for the look and feel of your kitchen. Use a high gloss enamel paint to give your details a modern look. A fresh coat of white can revitalise and brighten dark corners.
Old, rusted, water stained taps are an eyesore! Matte black tapware will give your sink a contemporary modern feel. If you’re feeling extra glam, this Rose Gold Jade Sink Mixer by Caroma is fabulous!
Ever heard the saying: It’s all in the details? Well, the same notion should be considered with your kitchen. Simple ideas like updating cabinetry handles with stylish leather straps will elevate your kitchen design.
The pendant lighting trend is not going anywhere and is a cost-effective way to add a high-end design element to your kitchen. These industrial design lights are under $50 each and can are easily installed. If you are looking for something a little higher impact, this bohemian style feature light is the perfect centrepiece.
Indoor plants are having a moment, and the kitchen is the perfect spot to house them. Sunny, close to the sink and give a fresh, clean look and feel.
6. Island bench
If space permits, an island bench is a great option to update your kitchen layout. Purchase a flat pack and assemble yourself, or buy second hand. Alternatively, you can try this DIY project:
“Rugs in the kitchen?” we hear you ask. It might seem dangerous, what with all the spillage that occurs; however kitchen rugs are a new design trend that can add much-needed texture to hard surfaces.
8. Open Shelving
Bare walls in a kitchen have so much potential. Open shelving adds dimension to empty spaces, not to mention the extra storage! Decorate with jars and crockery to add a “lived in” modern look.
If the open shelving idea is a little too “maximalist” for your liking, fill blank walls by hanging some art. No need to spend big, this DIY ombre canvas project has you covered.