The kitchen is a popular gathering place for families to cook, talk about their days, and, in some cases, entertain when visitors come over. Naturally, you want your kitchen to look as beautiful as the dishes you prepare, but wear and tear will cause your kitchen to appear dingy and tired over time. While the coronavirus might have prevented you from celebrating with family and friends, lockdown is the ideal time to make some home improvements in preparation for the next time you will celebrate. Here are some easy ways to spruce up your kitchen this year in preparation for that special occasion!
Give your countertops a new lease of life
Replacing your kitchen surfaces can be expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient – particularly if they’re in good shape! Rather than investing money on new kitchen worktops, consider upgrading them with fablon. Fablon, also known as DC-Fix, is a sticky back plastic that is fully water and heat resistant, making it suitable for use in the kitchen. Fablon is available in a variety of types, from wood effect to marble, so you can find one that matches the look you want in your kitchen. It’s fairly simple to apply, but there are a plethora of videos available that demonstrate how to do so. It’s also inexpensive to purchase and can totally change the look of your kitchen.
Update your flooring
If your kitchen hasn’t been updated in a while, there’s a good chance you’re still sporting some vinyl flooring! While vinyl is great for kitchens, it’s not the most stylish of options for your kitchen. Consider something more updated like a coffee oak wood floor or grey oak parquet flooring to spruce up the floor in your kitchen. The best part? It’s easy to clean and hardwearing, so your investment will be well worth the money.
Upcycle your kitchen cupboards
Kitchen cupboards can easily lose their glamour with daily use, and even though you keep your kitchen clean and tidy, you can’t help but wish they looked a little bit better. Instead of replacing the doors, giving them a new lease on life with a lick of paint! A fresh coat of paint and some snazzy new door handles will completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen. All you’ll need is a tin of paint and some time! The best part about painting your kitchen cupboards is having full reign over the colour you’re using. So, if you love the idea of a pink kitchen, you can do exactly that!
Regrout your kitchen tiles
Finally, if the grout is old, peeling, and discolored, even the cleanest kitchen will appear unkempt. Regrouting your tiles, as well as sealing them again to prevent any water or grime from getting behind the tiles, will give the impression that they are brand new. Grout is extremely inexpensive and easy to use! If you’re not sure, you can find videos and tutorials online to walk you through the process of regrouting your kitchen tiles.
With these 4 ideas, you can turn your kitchen from drab to fab easily! And, you don’t have to spend the earth to achieve it either!
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