Tap into new look

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TRADES & SERVICES - Janita Singh

WHEN it comes to kitchens, it is not un­com­mon for home­own­ers to be torn between a de­mo­li­tion and re­build ver­sus try­ing to fix and ren­o­vate a space.

Trends ex­pert Jessie Har­vey from Gran­ite Trans­for­ma­tions says a “facelift” is great for those on a shoe­string bud­get.

“For a por­tion of the cost of a com­plete de­mo­li­tion and re­build, a makeover will trans­form your tired old kitchen into a stun­ning fea­ture,” Har­vey says.

“By work­ing with ex­ist­ing sur­faces and cab­i­nets, a makeover will give the space a new feel and fresh look.”

Har­vey says ready-made sur­faces de­signed to be laid di­rectly over ex­ist­ing sur­faces can be a great way to change the look of splash­backs and bench­tops, with lit­tle dis­rup­tion to your life and min­i­mal mess to your home.

“Then fin­ish by re­plac­ing old cup­board doors with new doors and han­dles to bring your kitchen back to life.”

Har­vey’s top tips for a kitchen facelift in­clude:

Work­ing out your bud­get first.

Deter­min­ing how you want to use the space. Work out what you need (more cup­board space, big­ger bench­top, more stor­age), be­fore de­cid­ing on the lay­out.

Look at what can be re­cy­cled, for ex­am­ple ex­ist­ing cab­i­netry can be reused.

If you’re not look­ing to change the de­sign and lay­out, just re­place the doors and drawer fronts only. New tap­ware has a sim­i­lar “bang for buck” ef­fect

Light­ing: You can add more or less task light­ing (down­lights or spot lights), in­tro­duce dec­o­ra­tive yet func­tional light­ing via pen­dant lights, or in­stall a sky­light (easy DIY op­tions).

A new lick of paint works like magic in makeovers. Paint the cup­boards or the en­tire kitchen to freshen the look on a bud­get. gran­ite­trans­for­ma­tions. com.au

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