When you update your kitchen understand it’s one of the most important rooms in any home. It is the place where friends and family most commonly gather in order to have fun times and food together.

So, it goes without saying that when you update your kitchen you want the results to last, be functional and be cost-effective. However, kitchen renovations are both expensive and intrusive into daily life.

The good news is, if you’d rather not put yourself through all of that, there are lots of things you can do to update your kitchen without renovating it completely…

Put some shelves up

This might not seem like it could transform your kitchen, but if you [put lots of shelving units up in any blank spacer, you can then fill it with lots of beautiful crockery, glassware and ornaments, which will add colour, shape and style to the place very effectively.

Invest in a premium appliance

These days, fridges and cookers don’t just come in boring white or chrome – places like     Andi-Co sell premium appliances that look more impressive and come in a vast range of attractive colours from earthy greens to bright blues. By investing in one (or more) of these appliances, you can add a simple design touch that will make your kitchen stand out and look even more stunning than ever before, no renovation needed.

Repaint the cabinets

A lot of people are scared of trying out this interior decor trend, but it really is easier than you think as long as you prepare by properly prepping the cabinets. Adding a lick of paint to tatty old cupboards and cabinets will instantly lift the space and allow you to experiment with colours. However, it’s not always possible to find when you’re having an interior designed kitchen installed. Just take your time and do it right.

Switch the hardware

Switching your old cabinet handles and taps for modern brass or chrome models will really make the kitchen sparkle without costing you very much money, or taking you very much time, at all.

Cover the countertops

If you can afford to replace your countertops with beautiful marble or slate, then by all means do so, but if you can’t or don’t want to, you can get some pretty good imitation stone in the form of sticky vinyl. It can be a pretty fiddly job to apply it, but if you follow instructions and really take your time, it can look almost as good as the real thing, and cover up those tatty and chipped countertops very effectively.

Repaint the tiles

Yes, you can repaint the tiles in your kitchen if they’re in need of a refresh. You’ll need to use special tile paint to ensure that it takes, and looks good, but other than that, it’s not much different to painting the walls or anything else, and tile paint comes in every colour imaginable, so you can really go to town with it.

As you can see, to update your kitchen doesn’t need to be expensive, disruptive or time-consuming, so what are you waiting for?

Heading image kitchen designed by Plush Design Interiors, Adelaide