revamp your kitchen

5 ways to revamp a tired and old looking kitchen

If you don’t have the budget to stretch to a brand new kitchen then why not give it a little revamp? You don’t need to spend a small fortune on ripping out the old and replacing it but you can give your kitchen a little makeover worthy of an Insta-pic. Here are out top 5 ways to revamp a tired and old looking kitchen.

1. Paint

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to change the look and feel of your kitchen is to use paint. Painting the walls will give an instant change. There are some paints which are scrubbable – perfect for those of you with children or pets – or some which are designed to enhance the light in the room. You could consider painting the cupboard doors but you’ll need to do some research into what paint to use and how to prime them to make the best job possible. Painting tiles is also a thing! Again, it will require some research into the preparation you need to do and the paint you would need to use.

2. Tiling

If you’d rather replace your tiles in your kitchen then there is a huge amount of inspiration available to help you achieve a more modern look. You can make a big impact by updating the flooring using floor tiles. Patterned kitchen floor tiles are really popular at the moment and are sure to help your kitchen feel completely gorgeous!

3. Update

If your kitchen cupboard carcasses are still in good condition but the doors are old-fashioned you could investigate updating the doors alone. Since most kitchen cupboards are a standard size this shouldn’t be too hard to do. Why not sell the old ones because there’s bound to be someone who can see an opportunity to do something with them. Don’t forget we all need to be conscious of our environmental impact and make sure that we get rid of any unwanted fixtures and furnishings by appointing a reliable skip hire service.

4. Accessories

Don’t forget to update items such as the blind, tea towels and oven gloves. You might want some new glossy technology too, such as a TV, speakers and coffee machine. Just make sure that you make plans for the best way to dispose of tv and other items.

Some of these items can be in bright contrasting colours or muted tones to fit the colour scheme you’re using. Choosing a more neutral toaster and kettle will help you if you want to change the colour scheme in the future.

5. Lighting

I love to have a variety of lighting in the kitchen. I always use the light on the extractor cooker hood, but I also have fairy lights and a lamp for creating the right ambience.


I hope you found this blog post useful? The kitchen really is the heart of the home and putting a special effort in to ensure it is as up-to-date as possible really helps. Whenever I have had an old and dreary kitchen, I haven’t wanted to spend much time it and consequently, have ended up not doing much cooking and eating rather unhealthily. Some of these changes can be done on a tight budget so if money is a worry, you can definitely be creative! Look out for things on your local selling sites too as there can often be hidden gems. Good luck!

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