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5 kitchen upgrades that will add value to your property

If your kitchen is looking a bit tired and you can’t afford to fully renovate the space, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look. Here are some helpful tips to upgrade your kitchen and increase the overall value of your home without having to do a full kitchen remodel.

Paint is essential

Paint is an excellent way to update and change the look of your kitchen. Covering any tired-looking wood cabinets by painting them in modern and light colours such as beige, cream and taupe will instantly give your kitchen a more contemporary look – plus using light colours will also make the room seem larger. If your walls and cabinets are in need of a face-lift, a high-gloss paint finish will help hide any visible blemishes. Always keep in mind that whatever colour you opt for, it can easily be changed if you get tired of the look.

Give your worktops a makeover

If your worktops are looking a bit outdated, it can ruin the whole look of your kitchen. Instead of replacing them, you should consider updating them by covering them with tiles. If this option is too costly you can also re-laminate them instead. Laminate sheets can be purchased at almost any home store plus it is a much cheaper option than purchasing brand new worktops. They also come in a variety of finishes, colours, and styles for you to choose from.

Upgrade your splashbacks

Splashbacks are not just a way to protect your walls from spills, they can also be great interior design tools too, thanks to the variety of materials available on the market. You should consider installing a reflective one as it will create the illusion of space and will also make your kitchen seem much bigger than it actually is. If you’re looking for a more modern design, you should consider investing in black glass splashbacks. They are easy to install and clean, plus they can be found in many different finishes and tones.

Replace your light fixtures

Make sure to replace any outdated light fixtures in your kitchen and opt for modern ones that will maximise lighting in your kitchen area. A great option for kitchen areas is to add track lighting. It comes in a variety of widths and is usually simple to set up. Many models now come with halogen spotlights that you can point at key areas of your kitchen like your stove, your sink or one of your worktops.

Give your sink a facelift

Take a few minutes to review the condition of your sink. If it could use an update, you might want to consider replacing the faucet instead of replacing the whole sink. Make sure to opt for a modern faucet with a high arch as it will come in handy when you need to fill in large pots.

An updated interior makes for a perfect home to buy, sell, let, or rent. Call 020 7078 0214 or email info@kh-estates.com and let the Kingsley Hamilton Estates team take care of all your property needs from start to finish.