Are you looking for an affordable way to add value to your home? Have a think about this: when was the last time you made any improvements to your kitchen? We’re not talking a full new installation, but little things, additions or updates that make a difference. There are many ways you can upgrade your kitchen without the need for great expense, and some of them you may not have considered. Let’s have a look at some of the simplest and most affordable – and also most effective – methods of giving a kitchen a new lease of life.
Upgrade Your Fittings
How long ago was your kitchen fitted? It may well be some years now, and you might be bored with it. Here’s a great tip that will give your kitchen a lift, and for very little money. Why not change the door and drawer handles on your units? This can be done easily by buying new from your local hardware store, and simply replacing new for old. The best thing is that you can find a great deal of variety in terms of modern and very stylish handles, and they are not expensive at all.
You could extend this to your wall sockets and switch covers, too. These are simply covers for what goes on behind and are also easy to replace, and once again, the more modern and newer versions are very attractive, and cheap to buy. Have a look at what’s available, and you might be surprised what a difference you can make very easily.
Change Your Worktops
When you chose your kitchen you may have been given options on worktops you could have. Or, if you bought the house with the kitchen in place, you simply took what was there! These days, you can buy top quality wood worktops straight from the makers in a variety of different types of wood, with carefully selected colours and grains at quite amazing prices. Cut to your size and sourced from sustainable forests, oak worktops are simple to fit and will make any kitchen look stunning.
Or, if wood is not your thing, what about laminate worktops? Cost-effective, attractive and durable, they can add a modern look to your kitchen that will bring it right up to date, and will last a long time with very little care required. Check worktops out now and you may find your inspiration!
The above are just some of the ideas we have for sprucing up your kitchen. You might also want to consider lighting options – look at LED lights that fit below the cupboards for a very modern and stylish effect – and perhaps you should consider new splashbacks and tiling. There’s no harm in changing the décor, and all of this can be done at surprisingly little cost. Have a look at your kitchen now and imagine what new worktops would add to the picture, and you’ll soon have a beautiful kitchen once more.