Simple kitchen updates that can add value to your home

Simple kitchen updates to refresh your kitchen

It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home and for good reason – we do so much more than just cook here, especially now when kitchens often have to double as hubs for homeschooling and working.

What you might not know is how much a great kitchen can increase your home's value - from 5 to 15%. (Source)

However, installing a new kitchen can be expensive, but simple updates can help to create a fresh, clean look too.

Refresh all the paintwork

Just giving the walls, skirting boards and door frames a fresh lick of paint can work wonders for a tired kitchen, breathing new life into the room. Consider adding a feature wall in an accent colour – on trend and an instant refresher.

feature wall kitchen

Paint your cabinets

A fraction of the cost of installing a new kitchen, painting your existing cabinets can refresh the whole room. Whilst it’s a cost-effective job, it takes time to do well so be sure to do your homework beforehand – most of the major paint manufacturers offer tips and step-by-step guidance on their websites.

painted kitchen cabinets

Change the handles

Again, this is an easy and relatively cheap thing to do, but helps to make your cabinets more contemporary.

Kitchen cabinet handles

Refresh your floor

Tired of looking at the same old tiles? Give your floor a make-over by painting and stencilling your floor tiles.

Stencilling floor tiles

Buy a new blind

If your kitchen is grey or white, why not add a splash of colour with a new blind. Whilst the trend for kitchen units is grey and white, a brightly coloured blind can help to transform the look of the room.

kitchen blind

Get some new, on-trend textiles

Put simply, buy some new tea-towels and oven gloves – preferably that tone with your new blind! It’s such a cheap thing to do, but a really effective one to immediately smarten up your kitchen. There’s lots of choices out there too – all the big supermarkets and homeware stores stock great ranges to suit every taste.

home textiles tea towels

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