If the home you had just bought happens to have an ancient kitchen, complete with blackened grease stains over the ventilation ducts, fans, and even the walls, then here is what you need to do. You need to hire a specialist to clean up the kitchen and even fix the ugly hole near the ventilation duct.
Granted that renovating a kitchen is bound to be overwhelming but it needs to be done and what better way to go about it, than to hire a professional contractor. Make sure you vet the contractor first to make sure he knows his trade and get him to sign an agreement, with the terms listed, as well as your current requirements.
Just review the tips on how to provide your kitchen with a facelift that it so sorely needs.
Choose the right colors
You can always guess the age of a kitchen, by the decor and the colors, it is painted in. What may be fashionable in the ’80s is well past its sell-by date. And that’s apart from the grease stains and the black marks near the ventilation ducts. Get your contractor to take a look and ask him to clean it up. But before that, you may want to check online for gib stopping in Auckland to hire contractors who specialize in fixing holes in walls.
Or you can check with the contractor you had just hired and find out if he can do the same, which is even better. This would be the right time to check out the current trendy shades for the kitchen, from the usual pastels to mauve and other shades. But just make sure that you do not opt for black unless you happen to go for a modern look with black walls and white cabinets. Even then, it would be a challenge, to make them work.
Change the curtains and the cabinets
Apart from getting those stains removed, you may want to ask the contractors to remove the old, gunky cabinets and get them replaced with fresh ones. Remember, these cabinets were last installed nearly three to four decades ago – chances are, they are out of style and not multi-functional either. You may want to check out the latest cabinet options online and discuss the installation process with your contractor. And the same goes for the curtains as well, after all, you would want fresh, new curtains rather than the old, musky ones still flapping in the breeze.
It may have escaped your attention but backsplashes have certainly changed in tone and use over the last two decades. While they are still necessary, these days, you can opt for a smaller backsplash and yet, still make your kitchen top stand out. Just keep in mind that the whole kitchen needs to be tinkered with since it is more than two decades old. That means that you need to throw out the old and opt for the latest trendy choices.
The old floors
Chances are that your old and antiquated kitchen probably has stone floors or wooden ones and they would be all worn out, from all the foot traffic it has seen over the four decades. Make sure that you talk to your contractor and discuss the various options of replacing the flooring in the kitchen. He may have a few suggestions, apart from it, you can also go for porcelain tiles, luxury vinyl, or even moisture-resistant laminated tiles. Any of these should help give your kitchen a more modern look, and one that’s certainly fashionable and in line with what’s currently trendy.
These pointers should give you an idea of how to provide your old kitchens with a much-deserved facelift.