Home improvements can be costly and time-consuming, which can put us off keeping our homes in good shape. However, the truth is, home improvements only have to be as costly or time-consuming as you make them. There are plenty of ways we can update our homes without the stress, high costs or hours of time that some home makeovers can take.
Take your kitchen, for example, updating it doesn’t have to break the bank or take days. There are plenty of ways you can update your kitchen without the stress that home updates are known for. Want to know how? Then, keep reading as all is about to be revealed.
Stick to one splurge
If you are going to splurge on your kitchen, stick to just one splurge. That way, you only have one big bill to pay, instead of various ones for a range of different things. By splurging on one appliance or piece of furniture, you can add a luxe feel to your kitchen without having to overspend. Plus, you’ll be amazed at the difference one new feature can make to the look and feel of the space.
Update the flooring
Is your kitchen’s flooring looking a little old and worn? Then it’s probably best to update it. Don’t worry; this doesn’t have to be too time consuming or expensive, as long as you pick the right type of flooring. Look for flooring that’s affordable, stylish and will last well, such as vinyl flooring. A lot of people opt for hardwood or slate flooring rather than vinyl, but this type of flooring is actually a great option. It’s cost effective, easy to keep clean, and doesn’t take long to fit.
Add comfort with a rug
Have you ever noticed how accessories can give a space a significantly different look and feel? Well, adding a rug to your kitchen can have the same impact as it helps to give the space a new look. Adding a rug gives a comfortable, cozy feel that helps to refresh the room. The great thing about this is that rugs aren’t expensive to buy, and can have such a fantastic impact.
Swap your hardware
An easy update to make to your kitchen is switching the hardware. It’s cheap and quick to do; it’s just a case of finding new door handles and light fittings to use. As well as pieces for any other fittings and fixtures that you want to update. The best places to look for these are online sites like Etsy, as the items on here are affordable, and most of them are handmade. Or, if not, your local DIY store should have a range of fittings and fixtures, like door handles, lamp shades, and so on, to choose from.
Add a fresh coat of paint
If the walls are looking a little grimy, washing them is a great quick fix. However, if you want to give the space a new look and feel, then painting is your best option. Paint doesn’t have to be expensive if you’re smart about where you buy it from. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming to paint either as if you get some friends to help you; you can get it done relatively quickly.
There you have it, all the best ways to breathe new life into your kitchen.