The kitchen area is without doubt one of the most used. It is therefore not surprising that many people look to enhance the area given you spend so much time in it. One of the main problems associated with sprucing up the most used area in the home is cost. In this article we look at some sound methods of enhancing the overall decor without breaking the bank.

Touch up your existing appliances

Despite what many people think, simply because your appliances are looking dull you do not have to replace them. There are a number of specialist paints available with which to provide a make-over to kitchen appliances. Cookers and dull machines can be painted with special aluminum paints which reflect heat and are suitable to paint over scratches and generally provide a new look to old appliances.

Replace the hardware on your cabinets

Kitchen cabinets often bear the brunt of usage. These are one aspect of the kitchen tat is easy to spruce up. You can either sand down and re-paint the cabinets or easily create some new ones from MDF materials. This is a cheap and very effective way to have new cabinets without spending a fortune.

Add lighting under your cabinets

Adding some under cabinet lighting can make a real difference to the entire look and feel of a kitchen. Most DIY stores have low-cost under cabinet lighting which is simple to install and provides an amazing finished look when turned on. If you use the area for desk space these under cabinet lights can also be a really benefit for your working desk space.

Put curtains on your windows

If you have curtains or drapes at your windows then perhaps now is the time to look at new materials. There are a raft of choices when it comes to fabrics which can instantly make a real difference to the ambiance in the kitchen area with vibrant and exciting colors.

Use matte paint to update your fixtures

Don’t forget to look at the fixtures as well as the fittings. Using matt based kitchen paints you can brighten up that dull and tarnished brackets holding your shelves up or perhaps the door knobs on your cabinets.

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