New kitchen on a shoestring!

For inspiration and motivation, spend some time looking through interior magazines and online, piecing together your wish list so as to get an overall vision of what you are hoping to achieve.  

Kitchen BEFORE Placelift

Kitchen BEFORE Placelift

Revamp your kitchen – without breaking the bank!

Most kitchen cabinets can be primed and painted, so either play it safe with fresh neutral shades of white and cream or a bolder statement tone like olive, oyster, teal, or cool grey hues.  By simply replacing your existing cabinet handles or knobs with some modern brushed steel or vintage styles will instantly transform your cabinet doors and drawers.

Laminate worktops can take a lot of wear and tear but can easily become grubby or faded overtime.   Choosing a new one to complement your freshly painted cabinets while being mindful of your floor covering or any furniture when choosing - will look striking.

From "drab" to "fab" 

You can tire of wall tiles very quickly so you could consider painting these to cut costs or if budget allows consider some new ones.  You could go for an on-trend subway tile in either a subtle neutral or make it pop with a distinct colour.  Keep in mind you may prefer a complete change with a contemporary glass splash back colour matched against your newly painted kitchen walls.

If you have roller blinds in your kitchen, check out the possibility of reversing them or perhaps re-rolling them.  If you can stretch your budget, new made to measure roman blinds will look utterly gorgeous!  If your light fitting is looking dull and uninteresting, look at swapping for some inexpensive metal shades which are readily available in a range of colours.  If you have an island or peninsula, you might consider investing in some eye catching matching pendant light fittings.  If not already in place, strip lighting can easily be installed and will help change the mood of this space when needs be.

Little changes that can make a big difference

Paying attention to all the details will really make all the difference.  Update your existing wall vent, light and socket switches including usb ports where required.  If you have the opportunity to place some open shelving within your kitchen zone, go for it!  You might be able to free up some precious counter top space by placing your microwave on the shelf or perhaps your cookbook collection.

Love the kitchen space you are in

Changing your flooring will have a dramatic effect on this entire space and well worth considering.  Choosing a washable matt, warm neutral with the softest hint of colour for your walls will breathe new life into your kitchen as will painting your ceiling and woodwork white.  With the addition of some new appliance’s and installation of modern new tap should complete the overall aesthetics.

Budget kitchen makeover AFTER Placelift

Budget kitchen makeover AFTER Placelift

Consider painting your kitchen table and chairs to compliment your new colour scheme.  

Finally, to give your new kitchen that wow factor, carefully seek out some impactful statement pieces with pops of colour to co-ordinate the entire look. For retro, shabby chic or vintage rejuvenated gems check out some fantastic Dublin locations, QuirkiStuff, Sostrene Grene, and the Rua Boutique.

If you are feeling fed up with your existing kitchen, get in touch with Placelift today on 01 2548070
Improving, Selling, LettingClodagh Doyle