If you are renovating your kitchen, it is most likely because you were dissatisfied with the look of it. Older kitchens and kitchen cabinets were rarely designed with aesthetics in mind. In fact, most were built from the same old design that was considered good enough for what was essentially a work room. These days that is no longer good enough.
Now that open floor plans are so popular it means all the living areas are open and merge into each other. You can see the kitchen from the living room and sometimes from the front door, which means it has to look just as good as the rest of the living area does. When visitors come to your home, they can see the kitchen from the living or lounge room and can sit there comfortably and chat to their hostess while she sees to the dinner.
Since the kitchen is the most used room in the house it makes sense that it would need renovating sooner than other rooms. Perth Kitchens need not be expensive, especially if you can do the work yourself. It is the full renovation with custom build cupboards that becomes expensive, but here are some more affordable options that will improve the look of your kitchen.
- Putting in new bench tops is probably the number one way to renovate a kitchen affordably. Using some of the newer materials means you can throw away your old chopping boards and just use the bench top, which withstands such abuse.
Not everyone can afford a professional bathroom upgrade, but you can do amazing things with your bathroom when you go green. Apart from new frameless showerscreens, one of the trendiest things that people pay thousands of dollars for is a vamped up old dresser to hold the hand basin, yet you can do this yourself for next to nothing.
Where to find the dresser
Many people have an old dresser stored in the attic. If you don’t, you can easily find one at a goodwill store or a recycling depot. You may be able to get one cheap online at places such as Gumtree or Etsy, or pick up one at a garage sale.
All you need to do is cut a hole in the top to take the basin and then cut plumbing holes in the back or through the shelves if it comes up from the floor. Of course, the whole thing will need to be painted to seal it from getting wet, and the hand basin will need to have caulking around the edges to seal them.