1. A fresh coat of paint
Paint is one of the cheapest ways to transform a room, and it can make a big impact too. You’ll need to put some time and care into getting a good finish, but a lick of paint could be one of the most budget-friendly ways to refresh your kitchen.
Need inspiration? Popular kitchen wall colours for 2024 (according to the experts at Elle Decor) include earthy green, warm sand, deep sea blue, rich gray and hot chocolate. However, you’ll also want to choose something that coordinates well with your kitchen, worktops and tiles.
2. A deep clean
You don’t necessarily need to spend a penny to give your kitchen a much-needed refresh. You’ll be amazed at the difference a deep, thorough clean can make. It can restore the colour to tiles, door and drawer fronts and floor surfaces too.
3. New handles
Another super quick, easy and affordable way to update your kitchen is to simply replace the handles on doors and drawers. You can make a statement with a bold or metallic design, or keep it sleek and minimalistic – it’s completely up to you. If you want to go a step further, you could even coordinate your new handles with other room features such as light fittings and taps.
4. Updated lighting
Changing light fittings can quite literally transform the look and feel of a room. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to make your kitchen brighter or cosier, as well accentuating its best features such as high ceilings or beautiful worktops.
Interior lighting trends for 2024 (according to House Beautiful) include nature-inspired and stylish sustainable fittings, along with sculptural and minimalist lighting designs. For interior designers at least, the year ahead is all about understated, ‘quiet’ luxury.
5. New worktops
It’s one of the more expensive tips on our list, but replacing your worktops really could give your kitchen a whole new lease of life. A stylish worktop and matching splashback can instantly turn an out-of-date design into a stunning modern space.
You don’t necessarily have to splash out on marble or quartz either, as there are plenty of realistic-looking laminate options out there. These offer a luxury look for a fraction of the cost, as well as being durable and easy to keep clean.
If you’re getting a new worktop, make sure you have it professionally fitted. It’s not recommended as a DIY job, as it can sometimes be tricky to get the perfect fit. Any errors or miscalculations can be costly, as well as potentially spoiling the look and finish.
Get in touch with A&J Kitchens for a chat about your plans and an estimate for your job.