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DIY Kitchen Renovation Tips
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DIY Kitchen Renovation Tips

posted in Ship Happens by Ship It Appliances on 13:11 Aug 13th, 2014<< Back to Ship Happens

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A recent poll has revealed that four out of five British homeowners spend their holidays making over their homes. 34% of these homeowners plan to undertake DIY projects by taking on the renovations themselves.

When DIY-ing your kitchen space, it can be difficult to know where to start. So, here are a few kitchen renovation projects that you can DIY. No need to call in a professional when you can give your kitchen a fresh new look all on your own!

New Fixtures
If this is your first time DIY-ing your kitchen, you will certainly want to start small. Installing a new integrated oven or dishwasher may be a bit out of your reach at the moment, but there are still plenty of options available

A new cooker hood always provides a fresh new look to your kitchen. It can completely change the style of the room, especially when you go for a designer cooker hood like the CDA 3C9 Designer Curved Glass Cooker Hood which can give your kitchen a more modern look. Alternatively, a curved glass hood like the Matrix MEP 901 can go a long way to giving your kitchen a classic appearance.

Faucets are another small feature that can make a big difference. Depending on the style, taps can be an inexpensive way to give your kitchen a new look. They are easy to install, as well. It is as simple as taking out the old faucets and putting in the new ones. To make this DIY job as easy as possible, make sure that your measurements are precise and that both taps have the same dimensions.

Makeover Your Cabinets
Cabinets are a major part of any kitchen design schemes, but it only takes some small changes to give them new life. Giving your kitchen cabinets a makeover is a quick way to give the whole room a fresh new look.

A new coat of paint certainly does the trick. Pick out a colour that is in season (see our Pop of Colour blog) to add a splash of vibrancy to your kitchen décor scheme. If you’re not keen on painting every inch of every cupboard, you can paint the borders and even do stencils to liven up the room. Whichever option you choose, it is a quick job that shouldn’t take longer than a day or two to complete.

If you are feeling particularly brave, you can turn your stencils into cut-outs.

Another great option is switching out the hardware on your cabinets. You can buy affordable handles and knobs online, and fitting them is easy. You only really need simple tools (screwdrivers, nails and hammers) to take out your old handles and install new ones.


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