Designing a kitchen from scratch is certainly an exciting experience, but it’s time-consuming and expensive. A kitchen renovation is often a great alternative and effective way to revitalise your space and turn it into a wonderful place to cook, eat and entertain.

If you’re wondering how to spruce up an old kitchen, here are three of our top tips to breathe new life into an old space:

Give it a colour makeover

Few changes will have as big an effect on the way the kitchen looks as a new splash of paint. In reality, there’s nothing stopping you from choosing to simply refresh the colour that’s already on the walls, but if you’re making the effort, then why not give the room a whole new look?

Kitchens are often one of the rooms of the house that has less visible wall space due to cupboards and appliances, which means that you can often go for a bold colour without it being overpowering. The temptation may be to go for something neutral, but don’t be afraid to choose a colour you really love. And don’t forget that it’s not just the walls that can be painted - if you’re handy you can always paint cupboard doors too, for a fully refreshed look.

Update your cooker and other appliances

The cooker is the very heart of the kitchen, so it makes sense to make it one of the priorities if you’re having a little refresh, and a great way to change the look of your space, while making it more functional. Freestanding range cookers, unlike your typical white goods, are often available in a choice of colours and designs, and here at Leisure we’re pleased to have everything from black to silvers to bold reds and blues.

Think about other smaller appliances like the microwave and kettle too - a quick swap of these can often result in a spruced up look without too much work or investment.

Refresh fittings

You might be surprised just how much new life an old kitchen can be given with some small changes. Think about relatively small features such as handles and taps - things that we see and touch all the time. A change here can enhance the look and feel of your kitchen with little work involved.

Most good DIY shops will have handles out on the shop floor ready for you to feel to make sure that they’re exactly what you want. Similarly, taps easily become worn with time as they’re used so frequently, but installing a new one can really lift things. These finishing touches are an important consideration, especially in full kitchen renovations.

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