5 Smart Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen

[fa icon="calendar"] April 20, 2022 / by Swedish Door

You don’t need a complete renovation to refresh the look of your kitchen. 

Sometimes, being budget friendly and simply adding a few touches here and there will do to give the heart of your home something new and invigorating to enjoy. Take a look at five smart ways to refresh your kitchen.

Laminate Kitchen ways to refresh your kitchen look

1. Paint the Walls a Brighter Colour

Your kitchen started out navy blue or maybe a tan colour. Sure, most of the wall space is covered by cabinets. But you still have some wall space that makes the kitchen look dark.

You have two options for painting the walls a brighter colour. First, you can completely strip the wall of its current colour with chemicals or a heat gun before applying primer and new paint. Or you can paint over the current wall with multiple layers of new paint.

For updating your kitchen with a brighter colour, consider light blue, a lighter shade of brown that could complement or contrast your kitchen cabinets, yellow for a cheerful sunshine colour, and of course you could go with a white kitchen. There are nearly limitless choices to make when planning your new kitchen colour, we recommend checking out the latest trends for inspiration.

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2. Change the Decor

Perhaps you don’t want to go all-in on painting the entire kitchen a new colour. Even changing the current decor offers a way to refresh your space without a complete kitchen renovation. Perhaps you have rustic wall hangings that complement a wicker fruit basket sitting on the bar. Instead, try seasonal decor that changes. Fall time is great for leaves, while winter holidays are all about pine trees and garland. Spring can have flowers. Don’t forget a favourite sports team, pastime, or family photos that can spruce up your kitchen.

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3. Add Lighting

Under-the-cabinet lighting offers great ways to make your food prep areas brighter. They are relatively inexpensive and have bright LED options.

You can also install track lighting in the ceiling that has some directional elements to it. For example, you can install three lights right above your kitchen sink in front of the window. All three lights can point down, or have one point down and the other two off to the side onto some counter space. You can do the same thing above your island.

new matching kitchen appliances

4. ADD A Counter Appliance or two

You’ve had your eye on a new coffee maker for three years. Maybe it’s time to splurge on one? Or maybe you want a new industrial-strength mixer with a large bowl for those cakes and breads you bake. What about a new toaster, convection, or rotisserie oven that sits on your counter?

There are endless colour and style options for all types of kitchen appliances that it shouldn't be too difficult to find a few that not only help fill an empty corner of your counter but also match the style and aesthetic of your kitchen. Don't have enough space for new appliances? There are a handful of useful hacks you can use to maximize space in any kitchen.

Classic White Shaker Kitchen

5. Invest in New Kitchen Cabinet Doors

While kitchens can be an expensive endeavor there are a few things you can do to cut the cost of your renovation. One that can transform the look of your entire kitchen without having to gut and replace the cabinetry throughout the room is cabinet door replacement, also known as cabinet refacing.

So long as your cabinet boxes are in good shape you may be the perfect candidate to explore the many refacing options and companies available that can give you a brand new, refreshed kitchen look without breaking your budget.

One in particular, is Swedish Door. They offer custom cabinet doors in a wide range of colours and styles of all types, including glass display doors. Find out which cabinet door type is right for you.

Talk to us today to find out more. If you’re ready, request a quote.

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