For many people, the kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. It tends to be the most used room in the house as it is the place where breakfasts, lunches and dinners are prepared, meaning it is at risk of becoming the most worn-looking room of the house also.
The kitchen should be a place where your family can come together after a long day at work – but if your kitchen is looking tired and outdated, it is going to be the last place you will want to spend your free time.
If you want to add a new lease of life to your kitchen but only have a small budget to do so, follow these tips:
Dirt and grease can build up in your kitchen easily and quickly. Whilst you may take the time to give your kitchen a quick clean over each day, it is likely you are going to be missing vital parts in your kitchen, allowing grease and dirt to build up – giving the impression that your kitchen is more worn-looking than it actually is.
Take the time to give the kitchen a deep clean, tackle walls, skirting boards, and electrical appliances.
Giving the kitchen a good clean is a great way to give the entire room a new lease of life without spending any money!
Leave windows and doors open whilst completing the deep clean, it will allow the room to dry out quicker whilst allowing fresh air in, totally refreshing the room.
It can get expensive when looking at upgrading and improving appliances in the kitchen, to avoid splashing out on brand new equipment, why not just improve on the things you already have?
If your cooker is looking old, tired and grubby but still in great working condition, spend time giving it a good scrub to bring out the original shine and glimmer. To give the impression that the cooker is brand new, why not replace some of the current features? It is possible to upgrade the oven door, hob control knobs and many other things on the standard cooker!
To ensure that all kitchen appliances stay in good working order in the future, it is worth getting them serviced and updating the main parts when needed. It is important that fridge filters are regularly replaced or you may end up with unwanted faults.
Regularly servicing kitchen appliances can save you a lot of money in the long run.
If you still feel that your kitchen has not yet got that brand new look – buy some new accessories to give the impression that you have just had a new kitchen fitted.
Buying new affordable accessories can save you a fortune whilst completely changing the atmosphere created in the room. Update tea towels, pots & pans, and maybe some new storage jars!
Don’t forget to add some personal touches to the room, maybe some photos of your loved ones on the wall and some flowers on the window sill – the little things you add to the kitchen will make a huge difference!
Kerry wanted to update her kitchen appliances, she used Cool Products to source spare parts to update all appliances. By visiting www.coolproducts.org.uk she was able to renovate her kitchen whilst on a budget.