Transform Your Kitchen This AutumnLee Johnson
Is your kitchen the heart of your home? As the nights grow longer and the weather grows colder, it’s natural to gather in the kitchen. But what if yours is showing its age and is in need of an overhaul? Here are some simple ways to transform your kitchen this autumn.
Replace Your Work Surfaces
Work surfaces are often the first to shown signs of wear and tear. If you have wooden worktops, invest in some sandpaper and sand back stained and discoloured areas. Reseal with Danish oil or, for a complete facelift, try staining or even tiling. Ceramic tiles can make an extremely effective worktop as they’re heat and stain resistant. Minimise grout lines by choosing large format tiles and, for a seamless look, carry them up the wall for a splashback.
The ’80s Aren’t Dead
One of the hottest trends for modern kitchens is the use of metallic and brass, and it’s a look you can put to good use for your splashbacks. Choose a tile with a subtly mirrored or metallic finish and go as dark as you dare. A new satin finish brass or chrome tap will look perfect.
Spruce up Cupboard Doors
If you like the layout of your kitchen, you can refresh the look and feel by painting or replacing cupboard doors and drawer fronts. Cool, neutral palettes are still big news in kitchen design so choose an off-white, putty or pale grey for an effortless update and an elegant finish, then accessorise with rich red or hot orange.
Lay a New Floor
Tile is the classic and practical choice for a kitchen floor, but with new ceramics that imitate everything from natural stone to wood you can bring beautiful texture to your autumn kitchen. Wood effect ceramic tiles can look particularly effective, whatever the style of your kitchen, bringing a country edge to contemporary, industrial style and a classic elegance to a country style kitchen.