Christmas is just around the corner and many of us will be looking forward to hosting the festivities with our loved ones.
However, there is always the worry of wondering if your kitchen is in top condition for guests.
With the cost of living crisis, it’s harder than ever to be able to afford things like a new kitchen.
However, Mike Head, director of the Atlas ceramics He has just the trick to help you renovate and renovate your kitchen just in time for Christmas.
At first he explains how using a little paint can go so far.
Mike says:Paint the cupboards It is a simple hack to transform a tired kitchen instantly. To do it well, preparation is key.
“You’ll want to start by cleaning them really well with a specialized degreaser.
Then, lightly sand it with grit paper to a matte finish. Wipe off the dust and let it dry before painting. Be sure to use masking tape to protect the edges and cover the floor with a dusting pad.
Finally, remove the knobs and this is your setup.
“You should initially paint with a brush to get into the nooks and crannies, before using a roller to cover the remaining area.
Take your time, and wait for each coat to dry completely to ensure an even finish.
If you’re wondering what colors to choose, soft pinks and greens will pair nicely with white countertops.
“If you’re looking to be more experimental, try black or earthy-chic terracotta.”
Mike also says that the new splash is a great way to add personality to your kitchen.
He continues, “You will be able to tile this small area yourself with the right equipment.
“You’ll need adhesive, tile spacers, a cutter, spirit level, trowel, and safety glasses.
Splashback is the perfect space for the bold — so don’t be afraid to experiment with colors or shapes.
Vinyl is an easy and cost-effective way to update countertops; But you can also use it on drawers, cabinets, and tiles
A backsplash can become a great focal point for a kitchen, so be sure to coordinate the splashback with your kitchen interior design.
You’ll also want to consider grout.
“Light grout paired with darker-colored tiles can really accentuate the finish, however, if you’re tiling over a fireplace, it may be best to choose a darker grout, as it’s easier to maintain at the risk of splattering.”
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“Vinyl is an easy and cost-effective way to update worktops,” says Mike, “but you can also use it on drawers, cupboards and tiles.
“You can buy vinyl at any retailer or home store in a range of patterns and colors from mosaic, marble, and terrazzo.
“It’s a great way to try out a new design that you might consider revamping later.
“All you need to apply the vinyl is something to smooth out the paper, like a smoothing tool, and some silicone to seal your edges.
“It’s a complete kitchen that you can do in less than a week.”
Don’t be afraid to get creative with statement lighting, too
The faucet is an easy way to make the kitchen look more luxurious.
Mike continues: ‘You can choose a sleek matte black shape or a classic chrome U-shape, and you don’t need to spend a fortune – there are plenty of modern options you can find for around £30.
“Since royalcore has made a comeback in the past few months, gold taps are another great way to add opulence and rock a chic look.
“This year’s faucet trends so far highlight the importance of coordination and unity, so be sure to coordinate your faucet color with the rest of your kitchen.
You’ll also have to think practically about what works for you. If you’re short on space, you might want to consider swapping out your kettle for a stylish boiling water tap.
You can also use your kettle Make a statement, too, by thinking of a bright color, like red or yellow.
“It’s always a good idea to make sure the metal on the faucet matches the other metal finishes in your kitchen. If not, you can easily replace cabinet knobs and cutlery to match.”
Finally, get creative with lighting.
“LED strip lights are ideal for creating a sophisticated atmosphere in your kitchen when hosting,” says Mike.
You can place them above your stove, or under your cabinets as a cheap alternative to installing a downlight.
“Don’t be afraid to be creative statement lighting whether. Consider pendant lighting hung above the breakfast table or kitchen dining table.
“If you have a darker interior, you can also use a soft glow lamp to brighten up a dark corner.
“If you have a small kitchen, we recommend glass cabinets instead of closed ones.
“Glass cabinets can increase the flow of natural light in your kitchen, as well as add depth and dimension to add space to a smaller room.”
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