7 easy ways to update your kitchen

If you’re feeling a little tired of your old kitchen, there’s no need to blow big bucks sprucing it up. Here are seven easy weekend projects that will breathe a new lease of life into your kitchen.

1. Light it

Replacing old pendant lampshades is a relatively cheap way to give your kitchen a whole new look. A pendant makes a real statement and sets the tone and mood for any kitchen. it’s worth being daring when it comes to choosing the material even in an ultra-modern kitchen, an industrial-style metal light is a real show stopper.

2. Paint it

A quick lick of paint is an easy update.Or, for a real impact,paint your kitchen cupboards. Cabinetry comes in for a lot of wear and tear in a kitchen, so repainting will make them look like new. And to really update the look, try a whole new colour scheme.

3. Shelve it

A few well positioned wall-mounted shelves can minimise mess. Before buying, make sure there are no hidden wires or pipes. And figure out what items will be on display as this will affect the size, style and number of shelves. Unusual crockery, antique appliances or framed photos can add a touch of whimsy and stamp the room with your own style.

4. Handle it

It’s amazing what a difference new handles, pulls and knobs can make to a kitchen. New ranges of stainless steel and brushed aluminium handles are available for under $10 each at hardware stores. Ensure you stay with one style throughout the space to keep a sense of continuity and cohesion.

5. Display it

Don’t let unused wall space go to waste.Put all you best objects and kitchen tools on display.Suspending pots and pans from the ceiling or take a tip from professional chefs who hang their utensils on stainless-steel wall systems. For a low-cost option, use a short metal rod outfitted with steel S-hooks – ideal for holding ladles, spoons and other utensils.

6. Plant it

Bring the herb garden into the kitchen for a splash of color and a waft of scent. Herbs grow just fine in pots as long as they are properly watered and positioned to get enough sun. Not only will it add an interesting new element to the kitchen, but fresh herbs will be just an arm’s length away.

7. Sit on it

Time to replace your out-of-date or wobbly stools? Try some design tips If there are three stools, select one stool from the same range but introduce a different seat color. It adds real impact to the space.

Nirmal Jassi

Nirmal Jassi

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CENTURY 21 President Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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