DIY YOUR KITCHEN WITH THE EXPERTS

Have you got a kitchen that should have stayed in the 1970’s? It could seem like a daunting task to give it an update, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be an expensive exercise.  With a bit of planning, creativity and the fantastic range of products on offer from Paint Place, it is easy to give your daggy old kitchen a complete makeover without breaking the bank.  It’s just about choosing the right products, and colour combinations on all of your surfaces, for a fresh, modern kitchen transformation. Here are some step by step tips to get you started:

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HOW DO I CHOOSE A COLOUR SCHEME FOR MY MAKEOVER?

The most popular kitchen colours are timeless neutrals such as shades of white and grey. These colours won’t date and they work as the perfect backdrop to timber, marble and coloured accessories or splashbacks. Always consider the more permanent surfaces that you aren’t changing first such as flooring and benchtops. Ensure that your new colour scheme works well with that. Try and pick a colour family and use contrasting shades of the same colour on either your cabinetry or your walls, to add interest.

HOW DO I MAKEOVER MY KITCHEN CABINETS?

Start by tackling the biggest area of your job first. This is usually the Kitchen cabinetry. These will give you the most visible transformation and is simple to do. Your old 70’s timber doors can be transformed into a modern country style kitchen instantly.

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COUNTERTOP COATING

Use Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating in a colour of your choice. It can be painted directly onto any clean laminate surfaces without the need for a primer.  This product will also transform your laminate countertops.

It is an extremely quick, convenient and cost effective way to update your kitchen without the expense of new joinery and countertops.

HOW CAN I UPDATE MY KITCHEN SPLASHBACK?

Now to the next part of your kitchen makeover- the splashback. Splashback tiles can date very quickly. Sometimes it is easier to give them a glossy coat of white paint to update them and make your kitchen appear fresh, clean and modern. You can use a Rust-oleum Tub & Tile Refreshing Kit which is fast drying and easy to use.

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SPLASHBACK FEATURES

If you want to create your own splashback feature, consider using pressed metal panels and giving them a coat of Rust-Oleum  white Tub & Tile paint. These panels add interest through pattern and texture, but when painted white they  will still work  with your kitchens neutral colour scheme.

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HOW CAN I INCORPORATE A CHALKBOARD INTO MY KITCHEN?

Your kitchen transformation is the perfect place to add in a chalkboard wall. You might want to create a feature wall area where you can write notes and keep shopping list or calendars, or alternatively you may want to get creative and design your own piece of artwork as a feature. Either way it is simple to do.

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CHALK SPLASHBACK

You can also use create a Chalkboard Brush-On Paint to create a splashback feature.

Rust-oleum Chalkboard Brush-On paint comes in black or green and can be painted over walls, metal, concrete or timber. Allow plenty of time for it to dry, and always ensure that your rub chalk over the whole surface and then thoroughly clean it, before you use it.

HOW DO I KEEP MY KITCHEN WALLS LOOKING GOOD AS NEW?

A quick coat of paint is the final touch to your kitchen transformation. Kitchen walls are subject to the extremes of heat, steam and moisture so you need to ensure you choose the right product for the job. New Look Mould & Mildew paint has been specifically designed for areas that have excessive moisture and heat.  All you need to do is clean the existing paint surface with sugar soap to make sure it is free from grime and then paint 2 coats over the top. It comes in a huge range of colours, and will ensure your kitchen walls complement the rest of your makeover.

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WHAT COLOURS ARE POPULAR FOR KITCHENS THIS SEASON?

Click here to view the New Look colour range

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WHITE

Crisp shades of pure white such as New Look White Wedding.

GREY-MID TONE

Shades such as New Look Classic Hits combined with crisp whites.

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CHARCOAL GREY

Charcoal grey on the cabinetry using colours like New Look Sculpt, with crisp white walls.

DARK GREY

Dark Grey (almost black) feature areas using new Look Brilliant Storm, combined with warm marble tones and bleached timber floors.

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SOFT GREEN BASED GREY

Soft green based grey such as New Look Pride and Joy with bleached timber floors and warm white walls such as New Look Catch The Light.

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