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Is it time to update your kitchen?

You don’t need to break the bank to give your kitchen a fresh update in appearance. All you basically need is a fresh touch of innovation. Making small changes can have a lasting impact. 

Get new cupboard handles

Changing out cabinetry hardware is one of the easiest and quickest updates. It’s a small change, but it does give a difference in appearance.  Take a look at colourful options from your local hardware store.  A brushed nickel finish is popular is it has a classic feel. It’s best to avoid the temptation to go for something that’s too cutesy or personal - it’s fun but they get old fast. 

Paint your cabinets

New cabinets are pricey, so why not just brighten up your kitchen by painting your cabinets. You will instantly be giving your kitchen a new look. Choosing to paint your cabinets in citrus-like colours will give it a fresher, vibrant look. Paint upper cabinets a light grey with a touch of lime green, orange or yellow for the bottom cabinets.

Small appliances can be decorative accessories

Buying a big orange fridge is a bit too extreme and expensive to make a statement. But there is nothing wrong with smaller statements, such as a red toaster or a cherry red mixer. Little, unique touches like this can be seen as jewellery for your kitchen. You can always move them around or put them away when you’re tired of it. You can get any of these bright coloured appliances at your homeware store. 

Swap out cabinet doors

Exchange existing doors with glass-panelled doors, making it look like a major upgrade was done in your kitchen. Frosted glass doors also provide a different feel to your kitchen, instead of getting the usual wooden display doors. Or, ditch the doors altogether to create the effect of open shelving. You can display your best dishes or bowls to add a bit of flair to the room. 

If you’re bored with the appearance of your home then there are simple, fresh touches you can give your space to liven it up. There is no need to spend thousands of rands to upgrade your space. Changing your curtains to blinds, to adding a new tablecloth over your table, are all small changes that have a lasting impact on the look and feel of the place.
  


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