Bring that old kitchen back to life03-Jan-2019
Homeowners around the world all know that the kitchen is one of the top selling points of any home. That said, we should not restrict ourselves to kitchen renovation purely for selling purposes. A newly renovated kitchen can bring back that joy of cooking, create an overall greater sense of happiness, and it's the perfect space for families to enjoy quality time each day. Even if you are on a tight budget, there are a number of changes that you can make to give your kitchen a brand new look.
If the cabinets are still sturdy but the doors are not as appealing as they once were, you can simply replace the doors without replacing anything else. Even new doorknobs can make a huge difference. Depending on your budget, you could also replace the worktops if necessary. Natural stone worktops can last a lifetime if they are properly maintained. This is why they are considered to be such a worthwhile investment. Even if you do nothing else to change your kitchen, replacing the worktops will have a dramatic effect.
Your floors also take a fair amount of 'punishment' due to all the regular traffic. Pay special attention to areas where you spend most of your time, like in front of the stove and sink. You will notice extra wear and tear in these parts. If your floor is damaged or outdated, a new floor might be just what you need. Unlike replacing your kitchen worktops, however, you will need to clear out your kitchen while you work on the floor. Tiles are usually the top choice due to visual appeal and because they are easier to clean and maintain.
If you do not already have a splashback, you should consider investing in something understated. Avoid intricate details and choose something simple, elegant, and easy to clean. Many people like to have the wall match their stone worktops and this is also great because stone simply needs to be wiped clean and sealed from time to time.
The changes you make will depend on the current state of your kitchen, your budget, and the desired outcome. Remember, you can always take on a remodel in stages instead of doing it all at once.