When it comes to redoing your kitchen, you probably think it is a massive job that will cost the earth. Rather than paying for an entirely new kitchen, there are simple ways to transform your existing units. Consider updating rather than replacing, to create a brand new kitchen that will cost less than you might think.
Here is how to update your kitchen for the perfect weekend project.
Change up Your Cupboard Doors
One of the cheapest ways to get a new kitchen, is by replacing unit doors. While installing a new kitchen can cost thousands, you can add a new set of doors for less than £200 – depending on the finish and how many doors you need to replace. This is also a very easy solution, requiring minimal time and tools.
Measure your existing doors – including draw fronts, wall and base units – before you go shopping, to make sure you find the perfect fit. When you have purchased your new doors, you simply need a drill, screw driver and screws to attach. Ridgeons Limited offer all of the hand tools you require to hang your new doors.
If you do not want to replace your doors and are looking for another quick fix solution, there are other alternatives. Sanding, painting and lacquering cupboard doors and adding new handles will quickly transform a tired kitchen. Or, if you have doors with glass panels, consider painting or wallpapering the interior to make an easy design statement.
For some other cheap ways to update your existing doors, look at these kitchen cupboard design ideas.
Tackle the Tiles
Removing tiles, sanding walls, skimming and reapplying tiles can be a nightmare. If you do not have the specialist know-how, it can be a difficult and time consuming job.
There are two easy and quick ways to update tiles quickly on a budget: using tile stickers and paint. Whichever method you prefer, make sure you prepare tile surfaces first. Stickers and paint must be applied to a clean and dry surface, completely free from grease or dust. After cleaning, you can start to update. If you opt for stickers, apply slowly and use a grouting tool or a dry cloth to smooth out any air bubbles.
Updating your kitchen cupboards is the easiest way to transform your kitchen. But if you want to complete your makeover, fix your floor with a sander or lay lino. You can also replace your worktops or revamp them with specially made sticky back plastic.