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11 inexpensive ideas for a kitchen makeover


 How can you modernize and give your kitchen a makeover without embarking on major, expensive renovations? With a few cheap tricks, the cupboards and furniture in this room will get a new lease of life.

If you are used to eating on the run or swallowing a quick meal in front of the television, the kitchen is still the nerve centre of family interiors. To make people want to reinvest in this room, why not opt for a more modern decoration? With a few tricks and a little work, the kitchen can find a second youth and leave its rusticity in the cupboard. And it is these last ones which will have the right to a restoration. Indeed, to give a boost to the kitchen, the priority is to give cupboard doors and drawers a makeover. Paints, stickers, adhesives and new handles or door knobs are inexpensive solutions to modernise the kitchen. So follow our advice!

Repainting kitchen cupboard doors

Sometimes a simple change of colour can be enough to transform the kitchen. Indeed, the rustic effect of a kitchen is sometimes only due to the colour of its wood. A touch of white brings luminosity to interiors when a bolder colour warms up the room. As for light, neutral shades with a slight patina effect, they will bring a Flemish or country chic style to the kitchen. In all cases, a suitable undercoat must be applied. There are many different types of undercoat that do not need to be sanded. The less manual will appreciate them!

Changing kitchen cupboard doors

If you don’t plan on using your current doors, you can change them. Kitchens and large retailers offer many models at varying costs. To save some money, it is also possible to glue (with wood glue) a thin plank of wood on your current door and repaint it. This way, you will get a smooth, minimalist door ready to blend into any ambience. Does your kitchen have doors with glass that makes it look old-fashioned? Repaint the doors in a light tone (grey, beige, white) and replace the glass with a chicken wire for a chic country style.

Remove kitchen cupboard doors

Do you want a radical change? Remove all the doors from your furniture and display your beautiful crockery and decorative objects. With this solution, you can paint the inside of the cupboards for more originality. As for the cupboards under the worktops, why not replace the doors with a curtain?

Apply adhesive to cupboard doors

Customizing a kitchen has never been easier than with stickers and adhesives. By small touches like masking tape or on all doors, the adhesive allows you to change the look of your kitchen and to do it regularly according to the trends and your desires.

Changing cupboard door handles and knobs

Because beauty is also hidden in the details, we must not neglect door handles and knobs, to be bought in shops, at flea markets or to be found on the Internet. If you feel like having a clean kitchen without any handles, a little wood paste will fill in the holes left by the screws of old handles.

Several choices are available to you: chrome and profiled handles for a modern kitchen, shell-shaped handles for a more vintage style or even a more original version with leather straps. Everything is possible depending on the style you wish to give to your kitchen!

Repainting the credenza tiles

After repainting the furniture in his kitchen, you can perfect the makeover of this room by painting the tile of the credenza. Be sure to use a special paint that, when used, will resist to grease, water and other dirt from cooking or washing.

Gluing an adhesive credenza

It is possible to give style to a white kitchen and one could not be more neutral. You just have to bet on the decoration and originality of the credenza by replacing (or painting) for example some white tiles by other colours.

Today, there are also adhesive credenzas that can be glued directly onto the existing credenza for an express makeover. Many designs are available, including cement tile imitations, which are so trendy in the kitchen.

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Painting the kitchen walls in colour

To give a new lease of life to your kitchen decor, you don’t need to change all the furniture! All you have to do is paint or repaint the walls, ideally in colours that blend well with the furniture. You can dare to use red or raspberry with grey or white elements, and turquoise blue and aniseed green with a light wood kitchen.

Hanging curtains on kitchen cupboards

When the kitchen is not fitted out and the furniture consists of simple worktops and shelves, the storage space can easily be camouflaged with fabrics. For example, recovered antique sheets that will bring a lot of charm to the kitchen. It can also be more ethnic textiles brought back from travels or printed with cherry or tomato patterns for a kitchen with a kitsch and gourmet look! Just remember to wash them regularly because textiles tend to be impregnated with kitchen smells, and will not be immune to possible stains.

Fixing wall shelves

If you have space available on your kitchen walls, take advantage of this opportunity to attach wooden or medium shelves, ready to install or made by yourself. They will serve as storage for jars of spices or cereals, for example, and will thus constitute pretty collections on your walls.

Using slate paint

Easy to apply and available in various colours, blackboard style paint can be used to dress a section of kitchen wall or a cupboard door. It’s a good way to write down the shopping list, the menus for the week’s dinners or to let the children express themselves freely.

The slate paint will be applied on a wall only to highlight it. You can also consider creating a shape (a square, a round, a rectangle or according to your imagination) with this paint to delimit a blackboard space even more graphically. Note that some slate paints can also be magnetic.

In order to create the kitchen you want, don’t hesitate to mix these different tricks and styles for a playful interior in your own image. You can start with just one tip and progress your project according to your desires for change.