Posted on: 3 November 2017
Kitchens are often referred to as the heart of the home. With the increased popularity of open plan living, this is an even more accurate assessment of the kitchen's role as the hub of family activities and the central space for entertaining guests. If your kitchen is looking a little lacklustre and dated, you may be looking at giving it a makeover that will enhance your home's style.
Full kitchen renovations are generally large, disruptive and expensive, and you may not have the budget, time or energy to devote to such a big undertaking. Fortunately, if your kitchen is dated and dull but still in good structural condition, you can create a whole new look and feel with a few simple and relatively inexpensive additions. Here are two that might be ideal for your kitchen.
1. Add a glass splashback
Old, discoloured and drab tile splashbacks both show your kitchen's age and do very little for the aesthetics of your kitchen. They're also quick and easy to replace, and doing so will have a big impact on the look of your kitchen. A great choice for a replacement is a glass splashback.
Glass splashbacks provide a contemporary look that's smooth and streamlined for a modern kitchen. They're also durable, low maintenance and cost-effective to purchase and install. Glass splashbacks are also great for adding more light and colour to a kitchen that feels dingy because of a lack of natural light.
2. Replace your benchtop
Benchtops are another feature of a kitchen that can instantly show the age of the room and make it feel outdated and shabby. Old benchtops, particularly those with Formica or laminate surfaces, are likely to be stained and chipped and to have an overall discolouration to the material.
Replacing your benchtop is a simple task, but it can make an enormous difference because it's such a large and highly visible element in the room. Opt for a manufactured stone benchtop for an inexpensive choice that recreates the timeless look of natural stone. For a more colourful look, you can choose an acrylic polymer, solid-surface benchtop in a wide array of vibrant and unique colours.
Both of these additions are fast and easy to complete, and your contractor will be able to complete them in no time at all. They're also a great way to give your kitchen a fresh and modern look without the hefty price tag of an extensive renovation project.Share