Tips To Upgrade Your Kitchen Without A Full Refurb

March 16, 2023

Your kitchen is known as the heart of the house for a reason. It is the place where people congregate to catch up, where meals are cooked, and where memories are shared. Yet after a while, it can end up looking not quite how you want it. Maybe you have moved in recently and it is just not to your taste, or perhaps it is just looking a little worse for wear. No matter the reason, if you want to switch up the look of your kitchen without having to splash out on the inconvenience and costs of a full refurbishment, there are a few different upgrades you can do. Here we take a look at some top tips:

Switch up your work surfaces

Your work surfaces are one of the main components of your kitchen, so if you no longer like the look of these, it can be a big problem. Luckily, it is also one that is easily rectifiable if you just get a little creative! One of the first ways you can upgrade your work surfaces is to simply get new ones. Cultured marble is a popular choice due to its durability, beautiful appearance, and versatility. If you do not want to necessarily replace them all yet, you could look into a wrap that you can place over the surfaces that can be a good temporary or cheap fix before going the whole hog and replacing them.

Add some accessories

Accessories are a great way to switch up the look of your kitchen and do not require any DIY skills at all! Firstly, start by decluttering your work surfaces. If you have too much on there it can make the room feel small, cramped, and disorganized. Next, find accessories that accentuate the space. It might be a new spice rack, a cookbook shelf, or a fruit bowl. They are all things that can make your space more functional while also adding to the aesthetic appeal. Accessories such as vases with flowers are another beautiful way to add a splash of color and life to your kitchen.

Change your cupboard doors and drawers

Just like your work surfaces, your kitchen cupboard doors and drawers make up a huge portion of your kitchen so changing these can make a real difference. One of the easiest ways to switch these up is to change the handles. While this might seem like a very simple change, you would be surprised at how much of a difference it can make. There are so many handle styles and designs out there, you are sure to find many you love!

These are just a few simple things you can do to your kitchen that will give it a whole new appearance without too much upheaval. You will be surprised at just how different it can look and feel in no time at all. Have you recently sorted out your kitchen for something a bit more modern? If so, what have you done to change up its look? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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