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Rejuvenating your kitchen

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019

We’ve all heard the saying “the kitchen is the heart of the home”, and this is never more pertinent when you’re thinking of selling. Presenting your kitchen in its best possible light may well secure you a sale, so with that in mind, we have put together some guidance on how to rejuvenate your kitchen without having to spend a fortune.

Cabinets

One of the easiest and most transformative ways to rejuvenate your kitchen is to change the cabinets. Don’t worry about replacing the cabinets themselves; instead, give them a new lease of life by painting them in a fresh, modern colour such as an olive green or pale grey. This will change the aesthetic of your kitchen entirely and certainly make it more photogenic. If you are going to paint your cabinets, then ensure that they are thoroughly sanded and primed before you apply the final colour – this will ensure the final coat adheres nicely to give you a more professional finish.

Surfaces

The surfaces in your kitchen need to be practical and attractive – changing the worktops in your kitchen will appeal to buyers and is a cost-effective way to amp-up the style factor. Laminate worksurfaces are the most cost-effective, but you can also find more luxe materials if you shop around. If you’re really looking to adhere to a budget, then try using a vinyl covering to update your surfaces.

Declutter

Even if you have a large space to work with in your kitchen, an easy way to transform the space without spending any money is to declutter. Remove the items which you haven’t utilised for a while, such as the bread maker or mixer, and try to keep surfaces clear – this will create the feel of more space and is certainly more modern in feel.

Walls

If you are looking to make a big change with a minimum of fuss, then updating your walls in the kitchen is a good place to start. Whether it is a single feature wall or the whole room, decide what you are prepared to take on in terms of a project. For feature walls, think of utilising a textured wallpaper as this can create a striking aesthetic in a room not normally associated with wallpapers (florals and leaves work well to create a natural-feeling space). If you are changing every wall, then choose a light and mellow colour to create a feeling of space and utility – avoid kitsch colours such as blue and green.



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