ad collaborative post // In many homes, the kitchen is the hub of the property and is therefore subject to lots of wear and tear over the years. If that’s the case, there’s no time like the present to get started on your renovation project and give your kitchen a new lease of life. I have teamed up with a bespoke fitted kitchen company in London to provide some top tips on how to update your kitchen, even if you have a strict budget to stick to.

Hang Some Artwork

Probably one of the most affordable ways to spruce up your kitchen is to hang some beautiful artwork that speaks to your personality and brings some colour and contrast into the room. If you’re not particular into art, perhaps you’d prefer to hang some family photos.

Change Your Hardware

If your cupboards and work surfaces are looking a bit dull or damaged, the hot tap is running cold, or your oven is only hot on one side, then these are one of the first things you should look to change up. Replacing them altogether will obviously lead to the biggest improvement. While you would need a Water Heater Installation Milwaukee or an oven installation company to replace those bits of hardware, it is possible to renovate your cabinets by yourself. You could just paint or varnish your cabinet doors, or replace the door handles with some sleek new finishes to spruce them up!

Consider Your Accessories

Mismatching or old accessories can really affect the look and feel of your kitchen. Replacing them is a very simple, affordable way to update your space and make it feel more modern and cohesive. This is especially true if you have a particular colour scheme in mind. Perhaps consider introducing some open shelving if there’s space for it, so that you have somewhere to display your beautiful glassware or cool cookbooks.

Update the Lighting

Be bold with your lighting fixtures because this will make a statement in your kitchen and draw attention away from the areas that you’re not as proud of. Your lighting scheme is also an opportunity to bring your own sense of style into the space and can tie in all of the other rooms with similar designs. Of course, you also need to make sure you have appropriate task lighting so that you can see what you’re doing with knives and other potentially dangerous tools.

Install a Backsplash

A backsplash will protect the wall behind your hob against grease and grime, but it can also act as a stylish addition to your kitchen, especially if you choose a funky colour or design. You can replicate this design in other areas, like the blinds or other accessories.


  1. Great post! We spend so much time in the kitchen, it might as well be as cheerful as possible. I think just a few updates really can change things up a bit. I always enjoy changing my seasonal accents all over the house…now it is summer-themed with beach items! Great tips…I think artwork makes a huge difference.

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