Riding the coat tales of last weeks blog Restyling your old kitchen on a budget – Our latest blog has some simple tips for modernising an old kitchen!
There’s an undeniable beauty that’s unique to older kitchens. They are generally intensely practical, space efficient and homely. However, despite their old-world charm, sometimes they do need a freshen up. And, let me tell you, it’s not hard to make a modern kitchen out of an old one, and without breaking the bank either. Just be prepared for some creative thinking, a bit of elbow grease and a lot of fun!
So, where to begin?
Get to work with your paintbrush
Depending on the age of your kitchen, it’s highly likely that it has painted wooden cupboard and drawer fronts – what a great place to start! A fresh coat of paint can transform the appearance of an old kitchen in a jiffy. Using a high gloss finish and a modern colour palette will make the room almost unrecognizable. Consider using a contrasting colour for one or two of the cabinets to add that extra ‘pop’. Using the correct product, you can even paint your splashback tiles to create that ‘all new’ look that will totally wow your friends and family!
Cabinetry hardware can be one of the biggest giveaways of an outdated kitchen. And, thank goodness, it’s SO easy to fix! A trip to your kitchen supplier and you’ll return with a bag of new handles that you can use to replace those old ones… what an incredible transformation! A bit of work with a screwdriver and your new handles will totally lift the appearance of that old kitchen and bring it bang up to date!
Typically, older kitchens tend to be tight on space. However, it’s not hard to create a more open feel – by removing the overhead cupboard doors, you can instantly create open shelving. Not only does it provide a place to display your beautiful dishes and treasures, but it also adds that extra depth and openness to the room. Open shelving is intensely practical. Of course, the screw holes where you removed the doors will need filling and the shelves may need repainting, but that’s not a big job, and the rewards will be huge.
A new curtain or blind
Window furnishings are important in any room, but maybe even more so in the kitchen. Firstly, you need to allow as much natural light as possible to flood the room, so take down those old lace sheers. Why not replace them with a neat, modern blind that can be drawn up out of the way during the day to allow maximum sunlight to wash the room and create that light and bright feel?
A stunning modern kitchen is something that we all love, and, regardless the age of your kitchen, you can achieve this. Best of all, you don’t have to undertake this journey alone – the team at Wonderful Kitchens is here to help you! Call us today for a chat with one of our staff – we’d love to help you modernise your kitchen and create one that is beautiful, practical and something of which you can be justly proud!