How to give a second life to your kitchen without breaking the bank!
Do you dream of having a new kitchen but you do not have the budget to change it entirely? You can no longer see in painting the furniture, the credence, the worktop that are old, damaged, or old-fashioned? Do not panic, you can completely revise your kitchen with a small budget inspired by practices of home staging.
Dress up a kitchen: the worktop
If the worktop is tiled, you can repaint it with a special kitchen tile paint or cover it with a polished concrete effect coating, which you will find in the shop DIY.
If your worktop is wood, you can give it a second life by sanding it and then applying special oil to the worktop.
A last solution is to rest over the old, a new work plan. This works for older kitchens because the height of the worktop is usually 85 cm instead of the standard 90 cm.
Resin is a good compromise to revamp the work plan.
Dress up a kitchen: paint or adhesive coating for kitchen furniture
If you want to repaint the furniture in your kitchen, do not take any paint. It takes special renovation paint and especially prepare its support before painting.
For varnished wood furniture, painted or melamine, which is repainted with a special acrylic paint or a resin paint, there is no need to sand.
For an acrylic painting, count about 30 euros per liter, Resinence type resin paint is 3 times more expensive.
If you really have the time and patience to paint your kitchen furniture and you have flat facades without moldings, you can stick self-adhesive vinyl on it.
You will find your happiness in DIY stores or on the Internet, the brands Like a Color or Vénilia offer a wide choice of colors and effects: matte effect, wood effect, printed effect, material effect, … Count about twenty or so euros for a roll.
Paint, resin or vinyl sticker, choose the right solution to revamp your kitchen furniture.
Dressing up a kitchen: knobs and door handles
It may seem like a small detail for some, but the furniture handles give a touch of style and style to your kitchen. Change them is not only very simple but especially it is not expensive!
Whether buttons or handles, you will find your happiness in decoration store or on the internet. Count on average 5 euros per door handle.
Dress up a kitchen: Appliances
White dishwashers and refrigerators are sad or tarnished and lack pep’s?
We can opt for the special household appliance paint but if you are afraid of getting tired, you can choose to stick stickers, masking tape or even magnetic plates. You can even put wallpaper to revamp his fridge!
A little masking tape or slate paint and your kitchen appliances become stylish!
Dress up a kitchen: the credence
There are 4 options to relook your credence without having to break everything or lay a new tile:
Special tiling paint: inexpensive option The decorative coating effect waxed concrete: a little more technical but accessible and very indus’ chic Adhesive plates: very easy to install Plexiglas for printing: a highly impact-resistant material Whichever option you choose, it is very important to thoroughly clean your surface before painting, applying the coating, gluing the adhesive plates or fixing the plexiglass.
Tired of the old tiles of your credence? Makeover solutions are numerous and economical.
Dress up a kitchen: the shelves, the buffet, the table and the kitchen chairs
You want to refresh this buffet, these chairs and this wooden table that make gray mine, there are several alternatives. To revamp his kitchen table, you can paint your feet or tray, in a color that will match the color of the furniture in your kitchen. Regarding the chairs, we can vary the colors to give pep’s.
For kitchen shelves or the buffet, you can also paint them, customize them with masking tape or even apply wallpaper.
Makeover of your kitchen furniture: we put on vitamin colors!
Dress up a kitchen: what color for what style?
It obviously depends on your taste but also on:
The size of your kitchen The layout of your kitchen The brightness of the room The style of your kitchen furniture (cupboards, table, chairs, sideboard, …) The most popular styles for kitchens are retro style, industrial style, country style, minimalist Scandinavian or contemporary style. Choose one or two colors to revamp all of your kitchen furniture; according to these criteria above, and that are in harmony with all of your interior decoration.
You can add touches of color with accessories, utensils and small appliances.
Limit yourself to 2 colors maximum (excluding black and white) to revamp your kitchen.