Kitchen facelift on a budget
Homes occasionally need a facelift, ranging from rearranging decorative elements to replacing furniture to renovating rooms completely. This also applies to the kitchen, which is one of the most frequently used places in our apartments or houses. If you are basically satisfied with your kitchen, you should still give it a facelift at least every ten years. Let's take a look at 5 tips on how to give your kitchen a facelift without depleting your family reserves.
#1 - Repainting the walls
Let's start with the obvious here! Regardless of the size of your kitchen, you have walls that could lift your spirits if redesigned. Pantone has selected Illuminating (a type of medium yellow) and Ultimate Gray as the colors of 2021, which may give you an indication of where to start if you're aiming for a trendy solution.
If you're planning a long-lasting design, you may want to avoid figurative elements, as these trends come and go annually. A tree and flowers on the wall or as a sticker may look great today, but if you want it to still look good 5 years from now, we recommend going with a single-color approach.
#2 - Renewing decoration
Growing your own vegetables in the kitchen is the new cool, but even if you're hesitant to become a full-time indoor gardener, you can instantly improve your kitchen with heat-tolerant plants, like the English Ivy, Aloe Vera, or the Cast Iron Plant.
Changing and syncing curtains, tablecloths, gloves, and other textiles could do the trick.
#3 - Rethinking the lighting
Have you ever wondered to create mood lighting in the kitchen? A new lighting plan can work wonders in any room. The easiest and most budget-friendly solution is to install mobile app-controlled LED strip lights around the kitchen. You can stick them under the outer edge of the upper kitchen cabinets, set the brightness to medium, and watch your kitchen fill with love and joy.
#4 - Change the kitchen sink
The kitchen sink is among the most often used appliances, so replacing it changes our entire kitchen experience. Try one of Onex's stainless steel models to match your current décor for a budget-friendly yet state-of-the-art quality solution. The most innovative forms are the undermount ones, for which you will need to reshape the current kitchen counter, but it will be 100% worth the effort.
If you use large bowls or pans, consider buying a larger single bowl sink instead of the traditional two bowl shape. This will radically simplify the manual washing-up process.
#5 - Change the look of your cabinet
Like the walls mentioned above, the cabinets also play a major role in determining the look of your kitchen. If you are on a budget, there are still many things you can do without buying new furniture. Sanding and re-staining your cabinets can even become a family chore! Avoid applying paint without properly sanding the surface, and if you're aiming for a nice, even color, use spray instead of a paint roller.
You can also replace the old handles on cabinet doors and drawers. Choose ones that match the color of your new kitchen sink!
Check out our other blog posts to learn more about kitchen sinks and your kitchen in general.