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5 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Quickly And Inexpensively


Bored with your kitchen but can't afford a complete makeover? Here are some quick and simple ways to update your kitchen from off the peg to bespoke with a few simple design and DIY tricks.

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1. Upgrade Your Worktops

Love the look and feel of granite but not the price tag? There's no doubt that upgrading your worktops is the quickest way to make your kitchen look much more expensive and give it that bespoke look, and with a granite paint kit, you can achieve just that at a fraction of the cost. So long as you prepare your old laminate carefully and follow the instructions, you'll create a beautiful finish. If you don't want the hassle, upgrade to a wooden worktop which can be surprisingly affordable. Take a look at our range of worktop fixtures and fittings today to help make installation easy.

2. Change Up Your Handles

This is another quick and cost-effective way to achieve a bespoke look on a budget. Shop around for new ironmongery, and don't be afraid to mix and match pulls on drawers and knobs on cupboards. To stop the effect looking cluttered, keep your ironmongery to one metal and type of finish, for example, brushed nickel or high polish chrome. We offer a comprehensive range of door knobs and handles if you require inspiration.

3. Add Instant Effects With Lighting

You can create an instant focal point and a sense of glamour by hanging a chandelier in your kitchen, although we appreciate this may be out of a few people's budgets! If this is the case for you, fear not: inexpensive LED strip lights can instantly lift your kitchen when you use them to outline the base of an island unit or a run of cupboards, creating elegant uplighting.

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4. Upcycle Old Furniture

Uncluttered surfaces are a quick and easy way to make your kitchen more expensive, but if you don't have enough storage, visit the local charity shop or car boot sale and pick up an old sideboard or dresser that you can upcycle with a coat of paint and a change of handles. You'll create something both beautiful and functional and, best of all, it will be completely unique to you and your kitchen!

5. Add Visual Interest

Quirky new statement stools for the breakfast bar, an unusual rug on the floor or some statement art on the walls - adding visual interest through interesting accessories is a quick fix that effortlessly takes your kitchen from drab to fab. Visual interest pieces will catch the eye of any guests you have over for dinner - a sure conversation starter!

Need more ideas about how to revamp your kitchen easily and inexpensively? Check out our products or get in touch with us if you have any questions - we might just be able to help!

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