We all go through those moments were we sit in our homes and wish that Grand Designs or 60 Minute Makeover would waltz in with their team, let you go out for the day while they transform your entire house into a modern, bright and beautiful home.
When in reality, you are sat in your home, with a cuppa, watching 60 Minute Makeover feeling rather green as yet another family get a whole new home at no cost!
We can all live in a dream world and wish that money grew on trees but unfortunately many of us don’t have the budget to change our kitchens and start from scratch every few years in order to keep up with the latest interior trends.
Red Double Oven Glove from Ulster Weavers
Many of us are trying to save money and get ourselves back on track from the recession and poor economical climate we have recently faced, which prevented many of us from making much needed changes to our homes.
If you are wishing to make changes to your home and don’t know where to start due to your budget being so low and every room in the house needing a uplift, then we at Ulster Weavers recommend you start with sprucing up the kitchen which can make a massive difference to your home environment and daily living. The kitchen is the main social area of the house where many families cook together, chat in the morning and at the end of the day, as well as the room you enter in and out of to make lunch, unpack the shopping, clean up etc.
And if your budget isn’t as big as you would like it then here are a few helpful hints from UlsterWeavers.com to help you make those small changes that can make a huge difference.
Cleaning – No we are not saying that your house is a mess, but simply giving it a good, thorough spring clean and removing all the mess and unnecessary clutter can instantly make a kitchen look bright and roomier. Make sure you get into all the nooks and crannies as well as mopping the floor tiles and bleaching the sink. Empty all cupboards of out of date food and free up space of bits and bobs that always seem to accumulate in a kitchen and are never used again.
Furnishings – If you have dark coloured curtains or blinds in your kitchen then drag them down and buy some lighter coloured window furnishings to allow more light to enter the room. Make your kitchen more airy by allowing natural light to come through and try and keep the windows open to allow fresh air to come inside. Maybe throw a table cloth over the table which can add a bit of colour to any room.
Kitchen cupboards – Changing the cupboards of your kitchen used to mean ripping the whole lot and starting from scratch. Now you can add a new lease of life into your kitchen by painting the kitchen cupboards if they are looking old and work as well as changing the door handles to add a different look.
Repair broken furniture –If you have chips or broken counter-tops, cupboards or tables then get your DIY kit out and get them repaired. Having these little fiddly jobs fixed can make a kitchen a whole lot nicer to be in and less of an eyesore to you who most likely notice it every single day. You could also repaint kitchen chairs and add cushion covers to add a bit of colour to the room without having to splash out on a brand new table and chairs.
Update your kitchen appliances – If you have some rather old kitchen appliances and know they are well passed their sell by date, why not spend a little money buying new appliances that fits in with the design of your kitchen. Try to match your appliances together so it all co-ordinates.
Duck Egg Tea Cosy from Ulster Weavers.com. An ideal accessory to add blocks of colour to your home
Decorate your kitchen –
One of the best ways to add a bit of colour to your kitchen is through home wear and textiles which can add those perfect finishing touches. From matching tea towels, aprons, oven gloves and tea cosies, you can create your very own theme that runs through all of your furnishings making your house feel more like a home.
Ulster Weavers is a home textile company that know all about finishing touches and have a wide range of kitchen
Plain Dyed Apron by Ulster Weavers.com
collections which can completely add a new spin on your home. Their kitchen textile collections come in a range of styles to suit your kitchen design, tastes and style. From vintage collections to a variation of animal designs, you are sure to find a complete range that catches your eye.
A great idea would be to use block colours to help bring your kitchen to life. Bold coloured aprons, tea cosies and oven gloves are not only an additional feature to your kitchen but also a practical accessory allowing you to kill two birds with one stone.
Sprucing up your kitchen on a budget is possible providing you carefully choose the themes and styles that you love. You don’t need to splash out on expensive furnishings and appliances, and will see that just a few simple changes can make a whole difference.
To view the wide range of home textiles collections visit UlsterWeavers.com today.