10 Easy Ways to Update Old Kitchen on a Budget
Does your kitchen ask for a shouting change? If many years have passed and you have not carried out a single reform, it is likely that you will have to update it to feel more comfortable in it. Of course, do not be scare because not all renovations involve a large investment of money. So take note of what we tell you below because there are low cost tips that will come very well.
Kitchen Renovation Tips & Advice
What style do you want to give?
Before getting down to work, think about the decorative style you want for your kitchen. There are many, so you will not have problems when it comes to finding one that fits your tastes. The most popular are the rustic, the Nordic, the industrial, the minimalist and the classic.
Change only the fronts
If you do not want to get into something change seriously for economic reasons, remember that you change the front view any time to make your kitchen different appearance. This is especially advisable when the kitchen is not too old and the furniture is still in good condition.
Paint the furniture
Although the kitchen furniture in good condition, you may need a change as necessary as the one that has to do with a coat of paint. If your kitchen is not very big, less or more than a day you can give them a new life. There are special enamels that you can use on melamine or solid wood. The best thing is that you can then clean the painted surfaces without fear or making a mistake. Although it is best to considerations of the enamel to avoid a scare.
Replace the handles with more modern ones
It is likely that you will be seduce by the idea of changing the shooters you have for ones with a more current design. If you see that the holes that are made do not match those of the new shooters, the best thing you can do is cover them with putty, let them dry and sand them. Once this is done, you can re-drill the furniture so that the size of the hole is what the handles that you have bought require.
Place a new floor
Changing the floor of the kitchen does not require a particularly expensive investment. Especially if you are going to place vinyl flooring on top of the old one. Since it does not require much work. Something that is appreciated for the warmth they are able to provide. Another option that does not require heavy work for ceramic floors with a few millimeters thick.
Paint the walls and tiles
Painting the walls is an easy resource and it always gives very good results. So do not afraid about it and take a risk for new color of the kitchen if the usual color bores you. In the same way, keep in mind that there are special enamels for tiles. The most usual paint is white. Since there is full of light, color that will make your kitchen look bigger than it is. After doing so, I recommend using a protector (lacquered or matt) that will make the paint better resist for long time.
There are kitchens that do not shine well because of the lighting. This is too poor and gives the feeling that one is in a cave. Change the conventional lights by LEDs and you will notice it visually and economically. Finally, you will save a lot of money on the electricity bill. In addition, you should know that LED lights have a much longer life than those of a lifetime. Therefore, it will not take long to remunerate the investment.
Renew the countertop
The countertop is one of the key points in any kitchen. It is important for its quality, of a resistant material and easy to clean. If we add, the appealing component that we are always looking for, the result can be wonderful.
Buy some new taps
The taps can also shout for change. Today there are very attractive models for all types of kitchens. The best part is that help to save water. Thanks to fixtures that reduce the flow without any noticing.
Give it a natural touch
Who does not want plants in their life? We all want it! These should not only be inside a vase placed in the dining room. We can also take them to the kitchen to fill it with life and good smells.
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