Giving your kitchen a new look doesn’t have to cost much or take a lot of time. There are simple and inexpensive things you can do that will make it look like a million dollars.
Paint is the easiest way to change the way your kitchen looks. A lighter colour will brighten it up and make it look bigger.
Painting your cabinets and drawers is another simple way to improve your kitchen. To make the job easier, remove all of the handles and hinges from your cupboards and drawers before you start. If possible, bring in a cupboard door to Bunnings and find out what kind of paint would best suit the surface that you’re painting.
Preparation is important so sugar soap your walls and any surfaces before you start painting.
As well as being cheaper, laminate benchtops are easy to clean and will resist scratching and staining. Being light, they’re easy to install and come in a range of colours, styles and finishes including granite, marble, Riverstone and timber.
Kaboodle has a range of laminate benchtops that can be cut to size to suit your kitchen design.
Changing the handles on your cupboards and drawers is another way to update the look of your kitchen. They come in a range of styles to match your décor.
Doorknobs are easy to replace and attach because they usually only have one hole. If you’re replacing handles, make sure the holes on the new handles are in the same location as the old ones. The best way to make sure you get the right fit is by bringing your old handles into the store.
Kaboodle has a handle-drilling template to help you fit the handles to your doors.
Replacing your old taps is an easy way to make your kitchen look more modern. 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. Make sure your tap is high enough, so you can get large pots in and out of the sink.
Tiles not only add colour to your kitchen but glazed tiles are easy to clean and maintain. They come in a range of colours and styles and borders can be used vertically or horizontally to create patterns.
Splashbacks are more than just a feature in the kitchen; they protect your walls from spills, splashes of food, water and oil. They come in a range of colours and are easy to install. Our splashbacks can be cut to size and also come in a variety of different sizes.
Replacing your kitchen cabinet doors won’t take long and will make an old kitchen look new. Cabinet doors come in a variety of colours, styles and sizes ranging from glass panels, wooden and coloured MDF.
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.
If you need more storage space in your kitchen, shelves are an easy option. Whether it’s an adjustable spice rack for the back of the pantry door, under shelf storage racks or a wooden shelf on the wall for cookbooks, there are a number of simple options.
A new floor can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen. There’s a wide range of floor coverings to choose from depending on your budget and taste.
The kitchen is a heavy-duty traffic area that will have lots of things spilt on it, so choose your flooring to suit. There’s ceramic, terracotta or porcelain tiles, laminate or wooden or vinyl flooring. All of them are practical, durable and hardwearing.
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