Five things to do if you hate your kitchen

Refresh your kitchen with new kitchen cabinets from DIY Homefit

What do you do if you suddenly realise you hate your kitchen? Perhaps the realisation has slowly been dawning, but you’ve not really admitted it until now…

As with any aspect of home design, there are pros and cons both ways. Some people want a completely open

The problem is, changing your kitchen is such a major undertaking, there’s not an awful lot you can do, other than move! Right?

Well, actually there are some things that you can do to make quick improvements to your kitchen. You may still want to plan a complete refurbishment longer term, but doing one or more of the following five things can really make a difference.

Add open shelving

If your kitchen feels cramped, and you don’t have enough space in your kitchen cabinets for storing all your stuff, why not add some open shelving? This not only provides additional storage space, but also gives you the opportunity to display some of your special things. Open shelving can bring freshness and colour into your kitchen, as well as adding a touch of your personality and family history.

Change your kitchen cabinet doors

If your kitchen cabinets are in good condition but just look dated, then consider painting the doors a different colour. A neutral colour such as grey or white can bring a fresh and bright look to your kitchen. 

But if you hate the kitchen cabinet doors themselves, you can always replace them.

DIY Homefit supply three ranges of doors – Bella Vinyl, Flat Slab, and Handleless J-Pull:

Install a kitchen island

If you have a bit of spare floor space in your kitchen, why not install a kitchen island? This can provide you with either more work surfaces, storage space, seating – or any combination of these. You can design and configure your kitchen island any which way you choose!

An island can add a whole new lease of life to your kitchen, and is a really worthwhile use of dead floor space. You will also find it useful for entertaining, as it can provide a focal point for people to gather. All in all, an excellent idea, as shown in the images below.

Make everything lighter and brighter

We’ve already mentioned painting your kitchen cabinets, but you also have the option of painting walls and/or changing flooring to something lighter. It’s incredible what lighter paint can do. Not only does it lighten the painted area itself, but it also helps to reflect light around the rest of the room.

Also try to get more light into the kitchen. You can do this by maximising the size of your windows – for example reducing the size of blinds or curtains – or by installing brighter lighting in different areas of your kitchen.

Change your worktops and backsplash

Replacing worktops and/or backsplashes can also lift the mood of your kitchen. This is another way that DIY Homefit can help. We supply two fabulous ranges of kitchen worktops and splashbacks:

Prima Formica Laminate Worktops – a comprehensive range of worktops, breakfast bars, splashbacks and upstands. Finishes include light woods, warm stones and solid colours in both matte and gloss.

Axiom Formica Laminate Worktops -The Axiom range includes some unique choices of colours, textures and materials that could be the perfect look for your worktops, breakfast bars, upstands and splashbacks. 

We hope that the above tips are helpful and that you can find ways to make quick improvements to your kitchen and begin to love it again. For further inspiration, take a browse through our stunning kitchen pictures then check out the help and advice on our Getting Started page to get things moving.

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