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How To Refresh Your Kitchen In A Weekend

When you think of a kitchen renovation you don’t think “weekend job”. Generally speaking, a renovation of a kitchen could take weeks and even months to complete, however, there are some ways to turn your kitchen from drab to fab in just a weekend without completely demolishing your current space. Here are 7 easy-to-do ideas that will breathe new life into your kitchen in the space of a weekend!

Invest In New Whitegoods

This isn’t a cheap thing, however, purchasing new whitegoods can completely change your kitchen. Gone are the days of the basic white refrigerators and dishwashers with many whitegoods now available in silver, black and even fun, bright colors. As some of the biggest and most important items in your kitchen, simply changing these over will alter the entire look for your kitchen for yourself and anyone else who visits.

Change Your Hardware

Doing a quick change from some boring cabinet hardware to some luxurious, fancy handles can really give a kitchen a facelift. It’s the small details that can make all the difference in a room so choose some hardware that will perfectly suit your kitchen decor theme. Opt for rustic, vintage handles to achieve a homestyle kitchen and some crystal clear knobs to achieve a polished, chic kitchen.

Display Your Pots

Add a rod above your island or with your window and display your pots and pans for practicality and also for a cool, industrial look. This is super easy to complete but will add a lot of character to the space. If you feel like your kitchen is super small or cramped, you should consider this very carefully before committing as the hanging pots will take away from any extra space you have.

Spruce Up Your Lighting

Lighting is an important factor in any room but the lighting in a kitchen can easily set the vibe. Want a luxurious feel? Add a chandelier as your key lighting in your kitchen. Want an industrial, loft-style kitchen? Choose a wired creation to light up the space. Depending on what you choose to do, your lighting choice can actually end up being the focal point of your entire kitchen.

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Change Your Splashback

The splashback is a critical factor when deciding what theme or style you want your kitchen to follow. Did you know our wallpapers can be used in your kitchen? We love “Snowdrop” for a country inspired kitchen, “Herringbone” for a chic, polished kitchen and “Watercolour Birds” for a fun, fresh kitchen. What is your favorite?

Add A Rug

Rugs aren’t just for a family room or bedroom, they are making their name in kitchens as well. A new trend, rugs look incredible in a relatively basic kitchen as it adds a new texture as well as an injection of must-needed color.

Switch Out Your Stools

If you have an island in your space try changing out the seating you are using. Choose a stool style that will complement the vibe you want in your kitchen, whether that be wooden for a country feel, metal for an industrial mood or cushioned for a Hampton’s vibe.

Not enjoying your kitchen lately? Want to jazz it up but don’t want to spend a fortune or dedicate months to the renovation process? We hope these 7 quick and simple ways will help to transform your kitchen in as short of a time as a weekend!

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How To Add Colour To Your Kitchen

Gone are the days of boring, neutral kitchens. Today, kitchens are the centre of the family home and are full of colour, bursts of life, good food and wonderful memories. Adding colour to your kitchen decor helps to refresh and revive a room without rebuilding. Here are 6 simple ways to add colour to your kitchen without breaking the bank. 

Paint A Door

Keep the colour palette for the benchtops and cabinetry neutral but spruce it up with a colourful pantry door. Creating a feature piece in the room is affordable and eye-catching, and is a great way to bring colour into the space without an extreme makeover. If painting isn’t your thing, use one of our trendy geometric wallpapers on the pantry door instead for a stylish update instantly.  

Appliances And Tableware 

Want to add some practical colour overnight? Consider purchasing some new appliances, tableware and decor items to add to the kitchen counter and bench tops – a mosaic fruit bowl, a funky orange toaster, a beautiful marble cutting board or a gorgeous vase full of fresh blooms. Why is this a great idea? Your new purchases are functional and act as fun features that bring colour into the room, and it’s an excuse to buy new kitchen goodies too, so it’s a double bonus! 

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Add Some Wallpaper 

Changing up a single wall of your kitchen will breathe new life into the space and completely overhaul the vibe and perception of size. To add a splash of colour, opt for our Watercolour Birds (here) wallpaper by Lydia Meiying, the gorgeous faux marble design by Kemra if you’re jumping on the marble trend, or something more classic like from the bricks and concrete range. Never installed wallpaper before? No problem! Check out our how-to installation video here.

Find A Stunning Piece Of Art 

Simply adding a colourful piece of art to your white walls can be all you need to really transform a space. Opt for just one piece of art so the colour boost is subtle and not overpowering to complement the rest of the room and colour palette. 

Use Curtains 

Not just a trendy item in a retro house, curtain with colour work like a beautiful piece of art if used correctly. One single item that brings colour into the room can make a world of difference, so choose carefully but with a creative mind. If you want to bring more natural light into the room, opt for a curtain that is light and sheer to really open up the space and keep it uncluttered. 

Everybody Loves An Indoor Plant! 

Adding some greenery with fresh herbs is the perfect way to bring a splash of colour (and some great fragrances too!) into your kitchen. You could build a small indoor herb garden for a pop of greenery, or opt for something with less maintenance like an orchid, cacti, succulent or a trendy terrarium. For an extra pop of colour, get creative with your pot plants and stray from the standard black, white and terracotta hues.  

We know a lot of your time is spent in the kitchen, and it’s where a lot of family memories are made (and good food devoured too), so it’s important to create a space that is functional and fun. To transform your kitchen space from bland to chic, try some of these tips and let us know how you go!