Here are a few small changes to update a tired kitchen for a new look that’s dynamic, modern and very budget-friendly!
A lick of paint is the easiest way to transform anything. Spend time getting it right. Fill holes in walls and sand smooth before painting, mask off areas you don’t want to get splashes on and, if you’re painting kitchen doors, remember that a few light coats applied lovingly will be smoother and last longer than one heavy coat.
Metal sheet backsplashes are sleek and modern and work out to be less expensive and easier than removing existing tiles and then retiling. An ideal modern touch that bounces light and adds sparkle, you could opt for custom-made or purchase pre-made aluminum panels to get the desired look.
New handles make a big difference - long steel "D" handles are the perfect way to modernize a wooden door while also adding sparkle. Understated and elegant, they can be specified at different lengths to make your kitchen individual. They’ll be the first step of a flat, modern door and will quickly modernize a paneled or framed door.
Swap dated appliances for new ones – here, brushed steel echoes the slick feel of professional kitchens where cleanliness and efficiency are paramount. It’s worth trying to match up the finishes of your appliances even if you’re doing it over the course of several months, so stay true to the message and stick with the same metal.
It helps if your new kitchen is practical too, so opt for added features like spray attachments and built-in soap dispensers to keep the sink clutter-free and the room open and spacious.
Adding hanging utensil rails works well as a low-cost update and as a great way to keep cooking paraphernalia close at hand and surfaces clutter-free. You can hang cutting boards, shelving systems, knife blocks and spice jars in modern steel racks.
Replacing tired plug sockets, light switches, door handles and blind pulls with modern metal alternatives makes a big difference and will add shine to your kitchen. Ensure your finishes match for a tailored, uniform look.