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How To Change The Appearance Of Your Kitchen In Five Ways

Your kitchen is a well-used space. It is likely to have some of the most traffic within the home, besides your bathroom of course. Therefore, this space can easily become a little more worn and torn over the years as a result.

However, not everyone has the ability to rip out their kitchens every so often to replace it with a brand new fit. Sometimes, it just takes one or two adjustments to completely change the look and feel of the space. Here are some top tips to change the appearance of your kitchen when it’s needing a little pick-me-up. 

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Add in a kitchen island

A kitchen island is a great addition to your kitchen space, especially if you’ve got enough room to fit it in. Not only does it provide another surface for prepping food but it can also be great for entertaining guests.

As a central space, you can serve some light bites and nibbles, along with a glass of wine or two as you greet your guests.

There are many benefits to installing a kitchen island and even if it’s one that folds and out, it’s a great use of the space

Repaint your kitchen cabinets

Some kitchen cabinets don’t need to be ripped out and many, if well looked after can last decades. However, that doesn’t stop them from looking outdated when it comes to chipped paint and faded cabinet doors.

It’s easy enough to repaint your kitchen cabinet doors though, especially if you fancy doing it yourself. It’s cheap, easy to manage and can transform the look of your kitchen. It might even fool your family and friends into thinking you’ve done a complete refurbishment.

Install some privacy shutters

Sometimes, it’s good to have a bit of privacy in your home. Albeit, there’s not a great amount of privacy that we do get outside the home and in life in general. With that being said, shutters are a great way to add some privacy to the space and to wind down with your family or friends over dinner without being snooped on.

This is particularly effective if your kitchen looks out onto a main road or is seen very easily by nosy neighbours.

Replace outdated flooring

Be mindful when it comes to your flooring. Replacing any outdated flooring is highly beneficial if it’s seen better days. Remember, the kitchen sees a lot of footfall and traffic in the space, so even the most durable flooring can look a bit battered and bruised over the years.

If you fancy replacing the floor, go for something durable but perhaps consider a different style to what you’ve tried before.

Add cabinet and under-cabinet lighting

To add elegance and wealth to the space, cabinet and under-cabinet lighting is a great way to transform the space. It brings a lot more light to the space and also highlights areas of the kitchen that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Hopefully, with these small changes, you can make a big transformation to your outdated kitchen space.

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Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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