Undertaking any sort of DIY can be costly and time consuming, but what if one tiny (and inexpensive) change could transform a room for better? The room in question today is the kitchen and if we’re honest are any of us one hundred percent happy with the state of ours? But short of getting a completely new kitchen fitted, what can we do?
Here at My Favourite Voucher Codes we’ve put together some tips on how making small changes on a small budget can help brighten up your kitchen area and therefore make you feel a bit more positive about hanging out in it. Just doing one or two of these things could make all the difference until you’ve saved up for a bit more of an overhaul…
Kitchen Cabinet Transformations
If you’re on a tight budget, then new kitchen cabinets are out of the question. This is unfortunate, because they’re usually the first thing we notice in any kitchen and therefore the first thing we’d like to change in our own if we’re not happy. The first cheap solution to this problem is to paint your cabinets a different colour. Perhaps a striking, rich shade or a subtle pastel – just something a bit more interesting that the usually creams or beiges they usually come in. There is now a huge choice of specially developed cupboard paint available. Just make sure you thoroughly clean them first and mask off any bits you don’t want painted.
Another solution is to change your cabinet handles, perhaps to something more modern, or alternatively, add handles with a vintage twist to act a starting point for a retro theme.
Fantastic Kitchen Fabrics
We all know the benefits of a splash of colour but if you’re weary about going mad with the paintbrush, think about how far a well-chosen piece of fabric can go. The easiest option in this respect is to get a new kitchen blind. 247 Blinds voucher codes can get you a huge choice of bold colours and designs and you can choose from various fabrics perfect for a kitchen environment including flame retardant and waterproof ones. Another cheap fabric idea is to make curtains that can be drawn across your exposed appliances. Not only will this add a splash of colour, but it will also give your kitchen a cute, vintage, country feel if that’s the sort of vibe you’re aiming for.
Cheap Kitchen Storage Solutions
There’s nothing worse than an overcrowded work surface. Often unavoidable in smaller kitchens, it can make the whole room feel even more cramped. You might think there’s only so much space, so trying to clear it is a pointless waste of time. But think again. There’s more to kitchen storage than simply cupboards and cabinets. Leekes discount codes can get you a couple of great kitchen storage solutions that can suit even the smallest of spaces – firstly have you thought about a butcher’s trolley? Although this takes up floor space, you can move it around, making it more practical than not. Use it to store some of your utensils and you’ll then free up space elsewhere. And then there’s the trusty ceiling rack (trusty as long as you’ve put it up properly) that can be used to hang your pots and pans within easy reach. That’s one more cupboard emptied than can be used for food, jars, or anything else you’ve got cluttering your counter top.
Create a Stunning Feature Wall
If you’ve a wall or section of wall that’s looking a bit drab, make the most of it. Pick out a striking wallpaper that contrasts with the paintwork on the other walls and you’ve got a point of interest to liven any room. Just don’t forget to use kitchen wallpaper that can withstand those warmer conditions. Don’t fancy wallpapering? Not a problem. Pick out a contrasting paint colour and then once it’s dry, hang a piece of statement wall art. This doesn’t have to cost very much at all – a poster in a clip frame will have just as much of a positive impact as a canvas in an expensive wooden surround.
Change Your Kitchen Lighting to Alter the Mood
Strip lighting in a kitchen can contribute to the not so pleasant atmosphere, so consider switching it for a spotlight fitting to add a bit more subtlety. Or how about fixing lights under your top row of kitchen cabinets? Not only can this make you kitchen feel a bit cosier but it’s also a lot more practical when it comes to being able to see what you’re doing when you chop your vegetables. Helpful AND cheap!
Once you’ve transformed your kitchen on a budget, it would be a shame to waste the space by not cooking anything in it. Use some of our Asda promo codes to stock up those cupboards on the cheap so you can impress your mates with some delicious meals as well as new-improved kitchen space. If you fancy even more budget home improvement tips, we put together some more that cover every room in the house right here including duvet covers, soap dispensers and even chandeliers. And all of them very much within the realms of affordability, you’ll be very pleased to hear.
By Anna Scott - 23rd August 2018