If you’re not happy with your kitchen but don’t have the money right now to have a whole new one installed, then you might feel a bit stuck. Maybe you don’t like the cupboard doors, the worktops, or simply the colour, but don’t feel like it justifies having an entire kitchen replacement. Perhaps there isn’t anything structurally wrong with your kitchen, but you really don’t like the aesthetics. The good news is that you can easily change the colour of your kitchen without having to rip it all out and fit a new one. Here are some options to consider.
A Respray Kitchen
If you want a professional finish, then a kitchen respray is a great option to consider. Kitchen respraying is becoming a more and more popular option these days among people who don’t want to completely replace their kitchen but want it to look like a new one. A kitchen cupboard respray done by professional kitchen sprayers like Respray UK can bring a whole new lease of life to the room. You can choose kitchen spraying in a wide range of different colours to suit your tastes, and most kitchen cupboards are suitable for it. Kitchen resprays should last a long time as long as the materials are clean and prepared well.
You can also paint your own kitchen cupboards to change up the look if you prefer. Before painting, it’s important to make sure that you fully prepare the cupboards. Take the doors off and remove any hardware to prepare for painting. If your kitchen cupboards are wooden, then you should sand them first to create a ‘key’ for the paint to adhere to. Use a brush or a foam roller to paint. Don’t worry if the first coat looks patchy – this is completely normal, and it should look smoother once you’ve done the second coat. Two coats is usually enough. Chalk paint is a good choice, or you can find specialist cupboard paint. You may want to prime with a good wood primer first for an even better finish.
Wrapping kitchen cupboard doors, cabinets, and worktops with vinyl is another good option to consider if you want a temporary solution that you can change up at any time. Vinyl sheets can be purchased from most good DIY stores or online, and you can find lots of options in different colours and finishes to help you get the look that you want for your kitchen. To fit the vinyl over cupboard doors, you’ll first need to remove them and lay them flat. A squeegee – or even a debit card – can be useful for pushing the vinyl down flush and removing any air bubbles. Work slowly. If you need to, you can use a hairdryer or another source of heat to make the vinyl a little bit more flexible, allowing you to bend it easily around corners.
If you want to change your kitchen without replacing it, then there are plenty of options to consider that you can use to change the colour and look without a huge renovation job.