It’s not particularly practical to remodel your entire kitchen every time a new trend rears its head. It’s especially not financially viable given what some High Street kitchen worktop companies try to sell their worktops for. However, there are a few things you can do on a budget to help freshen up your kitchen interior and keep it looking modern. And these are all things that won’t break the bank or require a lot of elbow grease. Why are we giving you this advice? Well because while we sell kitchen worktops, that is just one part of a kitchen. From cabinets to door handles, it is important for the entire design of your kitchen to come together. We don’t want out customers to JUST have a great worktop. We want them to have an amazing kitchen – AND a great kitchen worktop. So here we go.
Worktops are usually the most dominant feature in any kitchen, it is what we sell online and so we thought we would start there because it’s important to get that right. While switching up your worktops may not seem like an ‘easy’ way to upgrade your kitchen, having a good canvas for decorating is incredibly important, and allows for flexibility with other decorative elements that can be easily switched out. Changing your kitchen worktop from one type to another is actually a lot easier than you might think it is.
Stone is a great option for this. Natural looking stones like Granite, Silestone and Caesarstone all give a sleek modern finish and provide a great base for decorating. It’s easy to match or contrast with other materials and colours which is a good way to add depth and interest to any space. Its also has the added benefit of being a classic material. You can be confident it’s not going to look outdated any time soon.
Wood, and stone are all great options for your kitchen aesthetic, although it might be a good idea to just focus on main one. Sometimes less is more. This will help you avoid an overwhelming appearance to your space. Try to choose a material that will act as a base and pair it with one or two colours to keep your kitchen clean looking (I’m not talking about the pile of plates in the sink).
That’s not to say you can’t incorporate other materials into your space as décor or accents. A perfect example of this – tiled backsplashes or contrasting colours of worktop splashbacks. Not only are they easy to wipe clean, they are also a classic addition to any kitchen that can add depth, depending on colour choice and size.
Mirrors are also a great team player in your kitchen upgrade. They are a great item of décor that can make a space appear bigger and brighter (and can also save you from leaving the house with tomato sauce on your face).
Commitment issues are a very real issue in the decorating world and committing to a colour especially a bright one can seem daunting. Luckily, there are a few ways of implementing colour into your space that you allow room to change your mind without too much hassle.
Artwork is a great way to do this, you can find pretty much anything is any colour depending on your preference. A couple of pieces on your walls will add depth and interest to your space and if you change your mind in a month all you have to do is take it down and put a new one up. Simple.
Appliances are also a great excuse to incorporate some colour into your kitchen. They are there anyway… why not use them to your advantage. A coloured kettle or a toaster can act, as not only a kettle or a toaster, but also as décor and matching appliances add a cohesive quality. A red kettle can add a splash of colour and contrast in a darker corner of the kitchen.
Plants and plant pots. This one may seem obvious, but it’s an incredibly simple way to inject some colour, without it being too in your face, and again, is very easy to switch out.
Creating Contrast and Balance
Contrast is where a kitchen can be upgraded from appearing flat to being visually striking. This can be achieved through the previously mentioned elements, colour and material, as well as making use of different textures. The key to contrast is making sure it’s still cohesive and balanced. And not overwhelming. It’s important to hit the nail right on the head with this one.
When it comes to decorating any space in your home it’s fundamentally important that YOU like it, so it’s a good idea to use trends to enhance your design choices rather than dictate them. Don’t forget to add personal touches like photographs to make it feel more ‘homey’. Balance classic with playful to tailor your kitchen upgrade too you.
And there you go. Some top tips on how to upgrade your kitchen without actually having to buy a new kitchen. Always remember that a new kitchen does not mean you need everything brand new. If you are keeping the same layout, the drawer covers and handles can all be changed without you having to buy new drawers. The kitchen worktop can be changed without having to build the framework that supports it. New modern shiny ovens, colourful kettles….the list goes on.
If you are thinking of giving your kitchen a makeover then why not have a look around at the huge selection of kitchen worktop colours we have available. We have a great range of materials, colour styles, patterns and more. All for incredibly low prices. This isn’t cheap kitchen worktops that are cheap in quality. This is quality worktops exactly like you find in the high street shops, just cheaper because they are online kitchen worktops. We pass the savings on to you.