Are you looking for ways to refresh your kitchen decor without taking the plunge and carrying out a full on renovation project? There are many cost effective ways to make your kitchen look a little more stylish and attractive, take a look at a handful of our favourite fixes for the kitchen below:
Create your own feature splash back using practically any image of your choice. The Orla Kiely style splash back in this kitchen was a bespoke piece, created using a piece of toughened glass and a high quality vinyl sticker.
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Create An Eye Catching Display
Create an eye catching display using items that are simply too gorgeous to be hidden away behind closed cupboard doors. Hang some stylish pans from a rack, place your most attractive utensils on a magnetic strip or make a focal point on a shelf to show off a collection of items.
Introduce Fresh Flowers
A vase full of fresh blooms will add an instant splash of life and colour to your kitchen, allowing you to enjoy the soothing scents of spring inside and out!
Display Fresh Fruit
A bowl of fresh fruit has a very similar kind of appeal as a vase of fresh flowers; add a pop of bright colour in your favourite display bowl to make your kitchen look instantly more inviting and homely.
Treat Yourself To Some Practical Drawer Organisers
Well-designed drawer organisers smarten up the look of your kitchen and make it an absolute pleasure to use. Treat your cutlery drawers, crockery drawers and pan drawers to dome bespoke dividers and you will enjoy having a designated place for all of your kitchenalia.
Make A Statement With Your Lighting
With such a great choice of light fittings and mood lighting to choose from, why not get creative and make a statement. Be bold and go for something you really love; express your personality…
Repaint Wooden Cabinetry
One of the major benefits of wooden kitchens is that the cabinets can be repaired, refinished or repainted repeatedly. A well-made kitchen in a timeless design can last for generations without needing to be replaced.
Repainting your cabinets to make them look like new or changing the colour completely can transform a kitchen. A great way to liven up some natural wood without painting all of it is to add a feature stripe like the pale yellow used on the kitchen island below. With masking tape and a small pot of paint this gorgeous effect can be achieved in a matter of hours!
Add Open Shelving
Open shelving can be used to display practical items like your favourite glassware or mugs, or to display framed artwork, sculptures of anything you like. Change your displays from time to time to create a completely new look.
Introduce Some Artwork
The kitchen is a great place to display some of your much loved artwork. Framed prints, signage or photographs are a great way to introduce a new theme or some colour into the room.
Change Your Hardware
It may be possible to refresh your cabinets and style the kitchen differently just by changing the hardware on the doors. Some new knobs or handles can work wonders and there are tons of different materials, styles and colours to choose from…
Add A New Kitchen Island
Providing you have the space, why not add a kitchen island and create some extra workspace and storage. It need not be huge, bespoke islands are made in all shapes and sizes!