10 Ways To Refurbish Your Kitchen for FREE


Kitchens and bathrooms are key rooms in our homes, so it’s only natural that we want to make them as attractive as possible. It’s also a commonly held view that kitchens and bathrooms are the most important rooms when selling a home. But we may not always have the budget to fix up these key spaces in the way that we would want to. Or perhaps it’s impossible for you to do a complete refurbishment because you live in a rented property. Whatever your situation is, here are some quick and free fixes to jazz up your kitchen.

Declutter 

This is pretty much as simple as it gets, but getting rid of old or unused kitchenware cluttering up your space can make a big difference to your kitchen. The trick is to be brutal – if you haven’t used something for a few months get rid of it.

Hang a pot rack 

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Are you hiding a pots, pans, trays and containers in a messy cupboard? Take a radical move and bring the pots and pans out of the cupboard and into the light. Simply attaching some nails to a wooden board can make a trendy looking pot rack. Explore sites like Pinterest for great design ideas.

Put up a shelf

Once you’ve finished your pot rack, why not try your hand at some new shelving? It could be a specially designed spice rack, or just a shelf for odd bits and pieces. You’re going to be a dab hand at DIY after all this!

Visit a salvage yard 

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local salvage yard or scrapheap and see what’s lying around. Who knows what you might find?

Remove cabinet doors

Turn your crockery and utensils into an arty display by removing the doors from your cabinets and revealing all. It might sound crazy but it can be a really cool design feature.This works especially well if you have a good taste in kitchenware – maybe not such a good idea if your plates are a bit dull.

Paint your units

If you’re not so keen on removing the doors from your cabinets, give them a lick of paint. Use spare paint from an old job if you have some lying around. If not, you might just have to buy some…!

Bring in some flowers

Flowers can brighten up any room in your house, they can also improve air quality. Collect a bouquet from a local forest, park or your own garden and enjoy the colours and scents. Remember to replace them when they begin to wilt.

Hang your art

If you or someone in your family is a budding artist, make the most of this lovely talent by hanging up some artwork in the kitchen. This will add a personal touch that no kitchen superstore can recreate in a big refurbishment project.

Change the lighting

Changing electrical items and white goods can be expensive, but giving your kitchen a different and updated look can be as simple as changing the lighting. If you need to replace any electrical items make sure you consult online before you splash the cash.

Add some music

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Finally, if you don’t have a radio or speakers in your kitchen (have you been living under a rock?) this is a cheap and simple way to add some atmosphere to your room without knocking down any walls.

Refurbishing your kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank, with a few simple tricks you can give your room a new look and feel over a weekend.

Images by brittreintsdichohecho and sebleedelisle used under Creative Commons License.

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