Most families spend a lot of time in their kitchens which is one of the reasons that it needs to look and feel fresh and inviting. After all, it’s probably a room that’s used for more than preparing food. Your kids may do their homework here, you may even use it as a home office, and you probably socialise in it too. If your kitchen is in need of sprucing up, then how can you achieve this without making a huge dent in your savings? Where do you go for budget kitchens?
Budget kitchens can mean cheap MDF kitchens that you pick up from your local discount store and assemble yourself. The issue with these is that they can start to fall apart within a short space of time, meaning you have to replace them and costing you more money in the long run. Instead, why not look at the following tips for freshening up your existing kitchen and giving it a new lease of life.
Give your cabinets a makeover
Provided your kitchen cabinets are in good order it’s easy to change their appearance simply by giving them a lick of paint and changing the handles. White cabinets can make a small kitchen appear more
spacious and lighten up a dark kitchen; or if your kitchen is already white then try using a complementing colour such as a soft, sage green or pastel grey.
See the light
Always make the best use of natural light coming in from windows by keeping any window dressings as simple as possible. In addition, try using different types of lighting to make your kitchen more versatile. We suggest using a ceiling light for ambient light which acts as a general all round light. You could then use task lighting such as pendant lights or recessed spot lights in the areas where you prepare or eat food. This also helps to define different areas of your kitchen. Finally, accent lights could use to showcase any artwork or architectural features that you want to draw attention to.
Create more storage
If you need more storage but don’t want to invest in new budget kitchens then why not look at adding some open plan shelving. This can actually make a small kitchen appear larger and creates a focal point of interest too. Open plan shelves are a great place to display pretty china or your collection of teapots. They’re also easier to organise and allow you to find things without delving into the back of a dark cupboard.
Hopefully this has given you a few ideas on how using a low budget, kitchens can be totally transformed with the minimum of expense and hassle. As well as giving good kitchen advice, we also design family and custom kitchens which meet the needs and requirements of our customers and remain within their budget.