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7 ways a handyman can help refresh your kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, where we eat and entertain. It is also, therefore, one of the rooms that is most heavily used and so can start to look tired after only a few years. Luckily, you can breath breathe new life into your kitchen without the need to shell out for a full renovation with a little creativity and some help from your local handyman.

Here are seven ways you can refresh your kitchen without breaking the bank.

Repaint the kitchen walls

After years of use, paint will start to peel and the kitchen walls can start to look a little grubby. So a great way to give your kitchen a new look is to add a fresh coat of paint.

A talented handyman decorator can help you pick out the best colour for your room, one that makes it feel spacious and homely. And depending on the size of the room they can clean the walls and get them repainted while you are away at workover a few days, so your family will face minimal disruption.

Paint the kitchen cabinets

Many people think you have to buy new kitchen cabinets to update their look, but the reality is that they can be painted to match the room’s new aesthetic. If you have decided to paint the kitchen walls a new colour, you could add to the look by painting the cabinets a complimentary colour.

A trusted handyman will be able to help you with your colour palette, and critically they will know the right sort of paint you need so that it holds up properly on your cabinet doors.

Replace kitchen cabinet handles and knobs

If you are repainting your kitchen cabinets, then you will need to remove the handles and knobs for a professional finish and so this would be a great time to change the style of these items. Maybe the new colour of your cabinets will look better with brass or chrome finish, or maybe a simple black will look best but with a different shape – your trusted handyman decorator will be able to point you in the right direction to complete the look.

Replace or repair the kitchen floor

Vinyl and linoleum flooring may see small tears, burns and gouges over time, and whilst these can be ignored for a period they can make the room start to feel a little tired. If the issues are minor then a trusted local handyman may be able to repair the issue and make the floor gleam like new, or if they are more major then they can help you pick out and install replacement flooring to bring some added sparkle to the room refresh.

Regrout the kitchen sink backsplash

A tile backsplash can both look great and is very useful to protect the area from moisture, but with constant use the grouting will start to become discoloured and look a little shabby. Don’t worry, you won’t have to replace the tiles but a local handyman could replace the grouting to make the sink area look as good as new.

Add shelves

No matter the size, there never seems to be enough storage space in a kitchen. The general recommendation to keep the room looking neat and tidy is to put as many items away in cupboards and drawers as possible, but some well-placed shelves can add a little variety and with so many cook books looking beautiful these days it can be nice to show them off.

Whether you want fixed bracket shelves, floating shelves, corner shelves, hanging shelves, or any other style then a good handyman can help you install them to make sure that they are securely fastened to the wall and can take the weight required.

Change the lights

Kitchen lights do not just need to be functional. They can be beautiful and a great way to add a bit of flare to the room without breaking the bank. A handyman electrician can help you select the best combination of wall lights, spotlights, clusters, and island lights to best light the your kitchen and install them for you too, so that you are safe in the knowledge that they have been wired in correctly and fitted with the right energy-saving bulbs.