Top 5 ways to spruce-up your kitchen.
We are spending more and more time in our homes, and over the last 12 months, undertaking quick renovations and remodels of some of the most used rooms in the house have become incredibly popular.
The area we spend the most time in, the kitchen, is a popular choice for a spruce-up as there are small changes that can make a big difference and turn the kitchen back into a place that is an absolute joy to be in.
Long weekends, such as the Easter break, are a great time to tackle the projects you have been putting off, and if you are looking to turn your kitchen from drab to fab, here are 5 ways to update your kitchen that you will never regret.
- Paint your cabinets
- Update your lighting
- Change your kitchen hardware
- Update your counter tops
- Upgrade your water with a filter or system
Paint your Cabinets
A new coat of paint on kitchen cabinets, when done well, can completely change the look of your kitchen, on a minimal budget. There are a few things to consider when updating your cabinets. You need to determine what type of paint will work best on the cabinet surface you have, and the finish effect you are looking for.
Local paint stores or even Bunnings can help with expert advice and the right tools and equipment you will need.
Update your lighting.
Lighting can make the most incredible difference in a kitchen. A simple pendant light above your counter top can add to the theatre of your kitchen, and whether you choose a modern, a vintage or a chic look, updating your lighting is a quick and effective way to make the space more inviting.
You should also consider upgrading any recessed lights to newer and more environmentally friendly LED lights. However, always use a qualified electrician when changing any wiring in your lighting to ensure everything is compliant and safe and your home insurance policy remains intact.
Changing your hardware.
Chrome, brushed chrome, matt black, gold… handles, pulls and knobs, there are so many new design options for your kitchen cupboards and drawers.
Upgrading your cabinet hardware can immediately change the entire look with such a minimal cost.
Update your counter tops.
You will require the help of the experts for this one, however there are so many options for counter tops that can transform any kitchen.
Consider the pros and cons of each surface as some are more hard-wearing than others, and some will suit your kitchen more than others. Take your time and look at all surface options such as quartz, granite, soapstone, limestone, marble, laminate, recycled glass or the ever-popular butcher’s block.
Upgrade your water.
You are taking the time to create an incredible new kitchen, so don’t forget the most important upgrade you can make for your overall health and wellbeing, and that is to include healthy, great tasting filtered water.
Water filters and systems are becoming very popular, and that's excellent news, especially if you're wanting to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
Water filters are the perfect solution for removing unpleasant taste and odour and reducing contaminants from drinking water and retaining the healthy minerals, making staying healthy and hydrated simple.
Drinking and cooking with healthy filtered water is as simple as installing a bench top water filter or under sink filtration system into your home.
Pure Water Systems have a water filter or system to suit every household, from compact easy to DIY instal bench top water filters, under sink systems or even a fully digital, reverse osmosis purification system, the RO-5U.
There are also a number of faucet options that can be added to your kitchen to compliment your filtration system, giving the convenience of having healthy filtered water at the turn of a tap. Now, that’s a bit fancy.