A whole new kitchen might be out of your reach, but don’t despair. You can completely change how your kitchen looks with a less dramatic makeover.
Start by editing your kitchen accessories
You could change or paint all your doors, change your cupboard handles and your worktop, and add a new tiled splashback, which should still be a more economical solution than a complete kitchen rebuild. Alternatively, if you can live with the basics such as your kitchen furniture, you can still create a whole new look by replacing your old kitchen tools and accessories with some smart new ones.
The first step would be to take everything out of your kitchen and give it a thorough clean. Once your cupboards and surfaces are sparkling, turn your attention to all your kitchen goods. Throw out any out-of-date food items and any broken kitchen tools and gadgets. Give anything you don’t use – bread makers, cafetieres and pasta makers often fall into this category – to charity.
In this way you will be able to put everything back in an organised manner and see how to give your kitchen a fresh new look.
Kitchen accessories at Wares of Knutsford
Unless you are going for the zero-tolerance minimal look, or your kitchen is so vast that you have room to put absolutely everything in cupboards, the chances are that you will need to have some of your kitchen tools and accessories out on display. If this is the case, make sure these items are worthy of being seen. Kitchen accessories might have a prosaic job to do but there is no reason they can’t look good at the same time. At Wares of Knutsford we have a great selection of pretty and practical kitchenware items that will fit a number of colour schemes or decorating themes.
One easy way to add a smart, cohesive look to your kitchen decor is to stick to a favourite colour scheme; for example, red is perennially popular in kitchens and you will find a host of useful accessories in our kitchenware department. Add some kitchen textiles in the form of oven gloves and tea towels, some traditional baking equipment and cookware, some storage canisters and a few tools. Your kitchen will look both cheerful and bright and be a great place to cook.
If you don’t like red, a fresh and clean look can be created with a blue and white colour scheme, or you could focus on creating a rustic or Italian scheme. Take a look at our kitchenware department and our blog for ideas and inspiration.