Simple Tricks To Give Your Kitchen A Facelift

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Does the thought of cooking another Christmas dinner in your tired kitchen give you the Winter Blues? Giving your kitchen a magical makeover doesn’t have to cost much or take much time.
There are simple and inexpensive things you can do that will make the room look a million dollars and wow your guests this festive season.

Paint

Paint is by far the easiest way to change how your kitchen looks. Think brighter shades as it will both lighten up the area and make it look bigger at the same time. A lick of paint on your cabinets and drawers is another simple way to improve the appearance of the overall feel. Remember to simplify the task by removing all of the handles and hinges from your cupboards and drawers before you begin. Do your research as to what kind of paint would suit the surface you are applying it. Remember preparation is everything so make sure to sugar soap your walls and any surfaces before you begin.
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Tiles & Splashbacks

Like paint, tiles not only add colour to your kitchen but glazed tiles are easy to clean and maintain. Available in a range of colours and styles these can be used to vertically or horizontally to create stylish patterns. Adding to that, splashbacks are more than just a feature in the kitchen. These functional tiles protect walls from spills, splashes of food, water and oil. A godsend to the domestic guru.

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Handles

By changing the handles on your cupboards and drawers you can update the look of your kitchen in a matter of minutes. Doorknobs are simple because they usually only have one hole. If replacing handles, be sure the holes on the new handles are in the same location as the old ones. Ensuring the right fit is made easy by taking a handle you are looking to replace to the store you are purchasing your new ones from.

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Worktops
The more cost effective option here would be laminate benchtops which are easy to clean and are scratch and stain resistant. They are also easy to install and come in a wide range of colours, styles and finishes including timber, granite and marble.
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Taps
A quick way to modernise a tired looking sink is to replace the taps. There are a variety of different styles to choose from ranging from flick mixers to taps that have hoses that are fully flexible and retractable. There are also many finishes such as pewter kitchen taps, copper and stainless steel to suit whatever look you are going for.
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New Doors
One of the most obvious changes to make is to replace your cabinet doors. It won’t take long and will really make an old kitchen appear look new. You may need to drill holes to attach the hinges and handles, so it’s worth asking for advice about measurements before buying your new doors.
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New Flooring
A new floor can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen with a wide range choose from depending on your budget. As a heavy-duty traffic area make sure you choose your flooring to suit. From ceramic to porcelain tiles, laminate to wooden or vinyl flooring, all are practical, durable and hardwearing.

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