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Quick and Easy Ways you can Update Your Kitchen This Weekend

Quick and Easy Ways you can Update Your Kitchen This Weekend

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They say that the kitchen is the heart of every home and it’s easy to see why. It’s the room where we cook and indulge ourselves in. When we have hunger pangs we head straight for the fridge and the cupboards. We talk, joke and catch up with our loved ones over a cup of tea and discuss the day. At parties we gravitate towards the kitchen – it’s a warm, welcoming place where your grandma would bake cakes and you’d sit together and eat them with relish.

It’s a beating heart of memories and magical moments, so it’s hardly surprising that with time, it can look a little worse for wear. Stained and faded cupboards, tired-looking flooring, discoloured tiles and chipped counters. These are the tell-tale signs that a kitchen that holds a lot of memories, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep it this way!

Here we’ll explore some quick and easy ways you can update your kitchen this weekend.

Upgrade the lighting

Under counter lights, stunning strip lights, sparkling spotlights and hanging pendant lights. Kitchen lighting options are endless, with LED kitchen ceiling lights proving to be incredibly popular. LED lights are both stylish and practical and bring a clean and well-lit atmosphere to your kitchen space, whether you have a classic country-style kitchen or something a little more contemporary. They’ll save you money and energy too! Making this simple switch can instantly transform your kitchen in a heartbeat.

Update your storage

Is your kitchen side littered with mismatched cooking ingredients and utensils? Keeping your kitchen sides organised won’t just make your life easier, but it’ll give your kitchen the lift it desperately needs. Large mason jars that you can fill with dried goods, a clearly visible and tidy spice rack, a rack or pot to store those utensils and even some easy to reach baskets so the kids can grab a quick after-school snack.

Update those appliances

If your appliances are well-loved and a little rough around the edges, then it may be time to upgrade. A new integrated oven can quickly bring an old-style kitchen into the present day, or turn back the clock with a traditional Aga style oven and take your conventional style to the next level. A new kettle with a matching toaster, or even a new sink with a boiling water tap can quickly transform your tired old kitchen into something modern and efficient.

Repaint your cabinets

A lick of paint can work wonders – even in the kitchen! If you’re renting a property you may be limited to the changes you can make. However, you can still update a tired and dated old kitchen and put your own personal stamp on the place by repainting your kitchen cabinets. Find a colour that suits your style and don’t forget to update the doorknobs and cupboard handles for that extra touch.

And finally, try open shelving!

Switching your cupboards for open shelving solutions will instantly open up your kitchen and create the illusion of space. Simple floating shelves allow you to showcase your kitchenware and your favourite pieces with ease.

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