With the end of the financial year just around the corner, you might be considering upgrading your kitchen with your extra funds. There are many ways you can do this that are easy, affordable or quick to install. Today, we’re sharing eight of our favourite tips you can use to makeover your kitchen.
1) Get new handles
Replacing the handles, pulls and knobs on your cabinets and doors is a fantastic (and easy) way to change the look of your kitchen. Sleek handles add a modern touch, while traditional iron designs can foster a vintage style.
When choosing your handles, try to opt for something fairly neutral and avoid handles shaped like leaves, cutlery or other novelty designs. While a handle that is over-the-top might seem fun at first, time definitely outweighs the novelty. You don’t want to be finding yourself yearning to change the handles yet again in just a year’s time.
2) Think about a stone splashback
Stone splashbacks are essential for the kitchen. Not only are they easy to keep clean and durable, they are also a timeless design element that will transform the look of your kitchen.
One way you can makeover your kitchen entirely is to coordinate your stone splashback with your stone kitchen benchtop. This will add design continuity and an air of luxury to the central space of your home.
3) Add storage
Often, clutter is what contributes to the outdated or unsightly appearance of a kitchen. You can easily solve this by adding storage spaces where possible. This will help to organise your clutter and clear up space for other kitchen accessories.
There are a few ways you can add storage to your kitchen:
- Add open shelving on bare walls or above windows
- Hang mugs with hooks
- Store cutting boards and large racks in a wicker basket
- Explore the possibility of pullout storage
4) Upgrade your appliances
Redoing your kitchen might sound like a huge task, but it doesn’t have to be. Something as simple as investing in new appliances can tie your kitchen design together.
It is becoming easier and easier to find appliances in various aesthetic styles and colours – even vintage-looking ones. Consider upgrading these appliances:
- Cake mixer
- Coffee machine
Upgrading your kitchen appliances is also a good way to reassess how energy efficient your kitchen is. This might be the perfect opportunity to replace inefficient appliances while making over your kitchen.
5) New accessories
In the same vein as upgrading appliances, buying new accessories for your kitchen is an even easier way to give it a quick makeover. From wooden boards to wicker baskets, the choice for new accessories is endless and often very affordable.
You might want to consider the following:
- New teatowels
- New mugs
- Mason jars for storage
- Wall hangings and artwork
- New vase/pot plants
- New fruit bowls
- A bread box
6) Install extra lighting
A well-lit space seems cleaner, fresher and more spacious. If it’s too time-consuming (or simply too expensive) to replace your entire lighting system, adding extra lighting is a good way to ensure the space is well-lit without breaking the budget.
These are some ways you can incorporate additional lighting into your kitchen space:
- Invest in focal point lights (such as pendant lights)
- Add lighting beneath your cabinets to illuminate the splashback
- Create ambient lighting using sconces
- Keep the curtains open to allow natural light to flood in
7) Add a pan rack
A pan rack is one of those design features that will save your cabinet space while adding a unique touch to your kitchen. You can install a pan rack so that it hangs above your stone kitchen benchtop from the ceiling. Alternatively, you could also hang it from the wall. Either way, creating a focal point in your kitchen is a great way to refresh its look.
8) Get a stone kitchen benchtop
Something as simple as giving your benchtop a makeover has a ripple effect on the entire kitchen. This is because the benchtop is the central piece of most kitchens and an eye-catching focal point. Changing your existing benchtop to a stone kitchen benchtop is therefore a smart way to upgrade your whole kitchen.
Stone kitchen benchtops have a range of advantages: they’re easy to clean, quick to install and resistant to heat and scratches – not to mention the fact that they look luxurious and timeless.
Stone Design Group can help you achieve your dream stone kitchen benchtop. Whether it’s made from marble, Caesarstone, granite or other stone, our 7-year workmanship warranty will ensure that it not only looks fantastic but that it lasts the test of time. Don’t hesitate to speak to our friendly team on 03 9498 3444 today.