top tips for a seamless kitchen makeover
Because it gets so much use, it’s no surprise kitchen makeovers, big or small can make a serious difference in a family home. Even if you’re on a tight budget, there are plenty of clever and affordable ways you can make the space more inviting and appealing.
play with colours
Spruce up your kitchen with a fresh coat of paint. Chucking some new paint on the walls can go a long way and brings a totally different vibe to the space. If you're happy with the wall colour, consider switching up your cabinets. Updating your door profiles can take you from a clean modern look to a country shaker alpine style in a flash.
swap out your bench top
Changing out your benchtop is a simple but effective way to change the entire look of your kitchen, however it may not be suitable for every space. The best material for a benchtop swap is a laminate or timber top that is screwed in from the upper side of the cabinets. Benchtops that are glued on are much harder to replace. Before ordering, be sure to evaluate the thickness of your benchtop, as you will want to match this when replacing.
update your cabinet handles
If you don’t have the budget to replace your cabinetry, consider switching out old and outdated handles. Whether you’re after a modern and sleek look or a more traditional style, cabinet handles can make a real difference in the look of your cabinets, without the mess of paint or varnish.
add some extra functionality with wireware
Organisation is key in creating a functional kitchen. Make use of wasted space, consider installing wireware to keep all your knick knacks in order. For hard-to-reach spaces and cluttered cabinets, wireware can make a real difference by giving you the space to finally keep all your spices, tupperware, pots and pans in order.
extend your island
If you are looking to do something more dramatic, consider extending your island benchtop. Layering benchtops is all the rage in Europe and has made its way to Australia. If you are finding your island is a little bit small and want to increase space for meals or food prep, adding timber to the edge can immediately add opportunity for more seating or space for kitchen appliances and with contrasting materials, it can look great too.
add a study or office nook
If you have the space, adding a study or office nook to the kitchen can provide a dedicated space for work. A quick extension study nook in the kitchen creates a space for children to complete assignments and school work or can be used as a home office on days you work remotely. You could also reserve the nook for your espresso machine or a heavy-duty mixer, if you’re not in the market for a home office.
don’t stop with the kitchen
Revamping your entire home is possible with kaboodle on your side. Don’t stop with the kitchen, kaboodle your entire house. Build that home office you’ve always wanted, create the laundry of your dreams or increase the storage in your bathroom ten-fold. With kaboodle the options are endless.
Browse our website for inspiration or take a trip down to Bunnings Warehouse to see our range in-person. If you have any questions regarding your kitchen makeover, reach out to our friendly team for more information on how you can kaboodle your entire home!