Renovations need not be expensive. Modifying your kitchen flooring, splashback, or other features can add value to your home.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. Not only does all the cooking happen in the kitchen, it’s also a place where a lot of socialising happens and the family spends time together. The kitchen adds or detracts value from a home depending on its appearance and functionality. A kitchen renovation is a great way to update a dated kitchen and add value to your home, but it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Here are some easy ways you can update your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Keep The Lay-Out
When planning out your kitchen renovation try to avoid changing the layout of your kitchen as much as possible. This will save you thousands of dollars in plumbing costs, as moving any sinks, dishwashers and taps will require changing or adding plumbing to your kitchen.
Improve The Flooring
Updating your flooring can change the whole look and feel of a kitchen. Tiles are an excellent flooring choice for a kitchen because there are so many different options. They are durable, strong, easy to clean, wear well and most have great moisture absorption rates. They will add character to your kitchen and there are so many different styles available you can create whatever atmosphere in your kitchen you like. Concrete look and timber look tiles are very popular as they will add a designer element to your kitchen.
Add a Splashback
Adding a tiled splashback to your kitchen is another easy way to add value to your kitchen. A simple design that contrasts your flooring will look absolutely fantastic. White herringbone tiles are a very popular look that adds an element of timeless elegance to your kitchen.
Modify The Lighting
Replacing the lighting in your kitchen is another way to change the appearance of your kitchen. Downlights are a great option for kitchen lighting as they are bright and offer good light, which is great for cooking and will really emphasise the beautiful new tiles you’ve just installed. Alternatively, some lovely feature lights such as pendant lights can make your kitchen look modern and can be used to contrast your flooring.
Do a Paint Makeover
Painting or refacing your old kitchen cabinets and cupboards are much cheaper than replacing them. Giving your old cupboards a fresh coat of white paint can make them look brand new again, as can resurfacing and staining wooden cupboards. Whether you decide to give your old cupboards a newer neutral look or make them more of a feature in your kitchen, they will add value to your kitchen and therefore your home.
Sometimes giving your kitchen a new coat of paint is all it takes to give your kitchen a new feel and increase its value. Coordinating the new colour on your walls with new tiles and cupboards will completely change the look and value of your kitchen.
There are lots of different ways to renovate your kitchen without spending a fortune. For more inspiration on new flooring choices, why not visit one of our showrooms on the Sunshine Coast, Coffs Harbour, Adelaide and Brisbane. Find one nearest you – HERE.