The kitchen is the hub of any home. It is the setting for cooking, eating, and entertaining friends and family. Your kitchen is used on a daily basis and because of this, it may have seen better days. You may think your kitchen is in dire need of attention, but you are worried that it will cost you a lot of money and cause a significant amount of disturbance in your household. We are pleased to tell you that this is not the case. It is possible to give your kitchen a facelift quickly, and without breaking the bank.
You will be amazed at the difference a deep clean can make to your kitchen. Dedicate a day during your weekend to give your kitchen a good scrub. We are not just referring to a surface clean; we mean getting your hands on the inside of the oven and the storage cupboards. Preparing food leads to grease, spillages, stains and crumbs. As time goes on, this dirt sets in and is difficult to remove. So, it is important that you have good quality cleaning products and equipment that will help you clean your kitchen in a quick and easy way. If you think this is going to be a mammoth task, ask your family, flatmates or friends to give you a hand. If they need a little incentive, offer to cook them dinner in your sparkly clean kitchen.
General wear and tear can cause your kitchen to look tired. The majority of problems can be fixed yourself. Do a check of all your appliances to make sure they are working correctly. Your dishwasher may need a new Whirlpool part, or your microwave may need a new filter. By fixing these appliances, it will make your life much happier and easier when you are using your kitchen. If you notice any scuffs or bruises on your cabinets, touch these up with paint or a stain-filled touch-up marker for wooden cupboards. Replace any faulty hinges or worn out drawer slides.
A fresh lick of paint will work wonders at making your kitchen walls look fresh and bright. If your cabinets are old, they may also look new and improved with a coat of paint. Painting your kitchen doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Use a good quality roller and choose a water-based paint to speed things up. If you are organised, it should not take you longer than a day to paint your kitchen.
Adding some new little details to your kitchen will make it feel fresh and new. Some bright new cushions for your chairs or some new artwork are inexpensive and will improve the overall look of your kitchen. You may also want to experiment with some new lighting or candles to add interest and ambience.
By following these quick and easy steps, we are sure you will feel much happier, and will be desperate to cook, eat and entertain in your ‘new’ kitchen. In fact, you may so impressed with the results that you decide to turn your attention to sprucing up other rooms around your home!