If your kitchen lived its best time in another time it is very possible that the time has come Face your reform. A reform involves many things like annoying works at home for a week or two, a lot of dust and a significant sum of money.
So if you find yourself in this situation but you have no budget or, even, you are afraid to face a comprehensive reform, we confess that there are some ways to extend the useful life of your kitchen by improving some of its more outdated aspects. With these tips or useful tips you can update the kitchen without going through the painful and expensive process of a reform.
Most of these tips are so easy to follow that you will not need to hire labor to make the changes. At most you will have to hire a plumber to change the tap or a painter, if you really do not see yourself capable of carrying out this task. Something that on the other hand, I remind you that it can be very rewarding.
You can carry out one, some, or all of these tips according to your desire and needs your kitchen has. Your kitchen may not have outdated tiles or a nice marble countertop. With that apply only one tip or advice you will already notice an improvement in the kitchen.
Another great advantage if you make these changes is Run time. Once you have bought all the necessary accessories and tools to carry out the changes, these can be done in one or two days.
If the nails or the cabinets of “push” they have not arrived (nor will they reach your kitchen at the moment) you can change them for a trend version to at least improve the overall appearance of your kitchen.
Current shooters can be easily removed with a screwdriver. If they are from a single hole you can use another single hole model. If the old handles have two grips, look for a model with a double hole that suits those that are already made (most of the elongated handles are easy to have standard measures of grip on the furniture).
AmazonBasics – Bar-shaped closet handle, European type (9.52 mm diameter), 25.4 cm in length (19.05 cm hole center), Polished chrome, Pack of 10
Probrico – Stainless steel handles for kitchen cabinets, brushed copper, for bedroom drawers, rose gold, 10 mm wide, stainless steel, rose gold, Hole Center: 160mm
Bowarepro – Handles for cabinets or drawers (10 Units, 82 x 35 mm), Zinc Alloy, Brushed Brass, 10 Pieces
Yardwe 2 Pieces Leather Furniture Door Handle Door Knobs Cabinet Drawer Drawstring Door Handles (Brown)
PinLin 5 Pieces Kitchen Knobs Single hole Black Stainless Steel Wardrobe Knobs Furniture Handles, Screws included
The kitchen or dashboard front
Renewing the front of the kitchen is as easy as covering it with another material such as a custom mirror, or with the vinyl you choose to cover this area. We are fans of the Loko Loko vinyls that mimic the latest trend tiles like those in the images, but anyone can serve you.
Antique tiles throughout the kitchen
About the dashboard or kitchen front we have already solved it before but, what happens when the whole kitchen has outdated tiles or crosses them a valance full of lemons? The solution is paint the tiles with specific paint for tiles. It can be Versatile Chalk Paint (suitable for wet areas) or another brand, but it always has to be specific paint for tiles.
BLATEMLUX 750ml tile paint. White color.
The lighting also deserves a review
Lighting can improve or ruin any space and the kitchen is no exception.
In the kitchen there should be at least two or three illuminated environments. A kitchen must always have a general white or at least neutral light because it is a work zone and a second illuminated area in the countertop area.
If your kitchen has an old general lighting model with (halogen or fluorescent, it is time to switch to a LED display.
In the work area (on the countertops) you can install a led strips or you can even illuminate the lower baseboards of the kitchen creating a warm and very special atmosphere.
If the kitchen has a small office (even a breakfast bar), try to have some wall sconces or a lamp that illuminates this area.
6M 12V Dimmable LED Strips, Ustellar 360 LEDs 1800lm Clips, 3000K Warm White Light LED Strip, LED Hand Motion Sensor Plug, Ambient Cabinet Lighting Decoration, Wardrobe
Change the tap
The faucets next to the tiles are one of the elements that betray the passage of time in a kitchen. In recent times the faucets have taken importance and they get large and sculpturals. Colors like black, white or copper have normalized in the kitchen and the good news is that it is worth the change because there are current models at a great price.
HOMELODY 2 Functions Kitchen Faucet 360 ° Swivel Spout Brushed Faucet for Kitchen Sink Classic and Professional Design Cold and Hot Water
If the countertop is melanin and old (with rounded edge) you can change it for new melamine models at a very competitive price and opt for new finishes that simulate wood, marble …with new thicknesses and straight edges. You can even renew it for a solid wood.
If instead your kitchen has a “good” countertop (granite, corian …) try to keep it and modify the rest of the finishes to continue enjoying the benefits of the countertop.
Change kitchen doors (doors only)
If your kitchen is small and of standard measures, with cabinets of 60, 40, 0 30 cm wide it is possible that you can change only the fronts of the cabinets and drawers. In Ikea They sell doors and closet fronts independently to the closet to renovate only the fronts that you can change at a screwdriver stroke.
- Ikea. Sävedal door, white, 60×80 cm € 30
Cover image Alexey Yanchenkov project by Ater Architects
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