Updating an old kitchen
You will find over 400 kitchen ranges to choose from together with all major appliances, sinks, taps and work surfaces with the addition of made to measure replacement door and drawer fronts in a huge range of colours and designs.
All personally sourced and chosen for their quality and value for money.
For a cooler look, muted blues and, increasingly, grays give substance to walls or cupboard surfaces.
In a small U-shaped kitchen, large areas of color can make the space seem claustrophobic, but that does not mean everything must be monotonously white.
While there is a risk of bringing walls visually closer, a strong color on cabinets, walls or both can bring energy to a dull space.
Keep strong colors in the food family to add warmth to the room: pumpkin, butter-yellow, sage greens and varying shades of brown are especially effective in large U-shaped kitchens.
Because of its economical benefits and long-lasting capacity, laminate or Formica is a popular countertop choice; unfortunately, after some time, laminate surfaces often fall into the less-than-ideal category.
Of course, replacing countertops altogether is an expensive endeavor.
Whether you think in terms of big- or small-brush projects, use paint to make your old-fashioned kitchen a welcoming contemporary family space.White and pale colors are excellent space expanders and light reflectors.The lightest tints of beige, yellow or green may make spaces seem even larger than pure white because they suggest the bleaching effects of bright light.Used in monotone, as a finish for cupboards as well as walls, white and pale colors blur the sharp outlines that may make a kitchen seem cramped.Contrasting color schemes define spaces more clearly than monotone ones, but they are also highly effective at changing perceptions of shapes and space.
For a budget-conscious update of an old kitchen, nothing beats paint.