DIY Kitchen Makeover Tips

If your kitchen is still in good condition but could use a bit of an update, read on to find out how you can spruce up your space. We’ve listed our favourite ways to give your kitchen a lift, and have added “Where To Buy” links for your shopping convenience!

Install Pendant Lights

No matter what style of kitchen you have, whether it be modern, contemporary, vintage or classic, there is a pendant light to suit your home and hopefully, your budget too! Pendant lights act as both a decorative finishing touch over an island bench, while also providing much needed task lighting over the benchtop.

Lucretia Lotus Leaf Pendant Lamp Source:
Lucretia Lotus Leaf Pendant Lamp

Visit Lucretia Lighting to view some beautiful lighting solutions: Lucretia ships worldwide!

Paint your Cabinets

If your kitchen cupboards are in good shape, a new coat of paint will really spruce things up! Be daring and go for an entirely different colour scheme, or you could mix and match colours with your base cabinets painted one colour and a different colour on your overheads.


Visit Dulux to select your new paint colours!

New Cabinet Handles

Replace older knobs or handles with new ones that suit your home. Most hardware stores sell a huge variety of handles at good prices; ensure to keep the same style handle throughout the kitchen for continuity.

Hafele Furniture Handle Antique Brass Colonial 138 x 25mm Source:
Hafele Furniture Handle Antique Brass Colonial 138 x 25mm

Visit Master’s Home Improvement to start choosing your new handles!

Fill up blank wall space

If your kitchen has some blank wall space, try to find a creative way to fill it: hang a painting, install new shelving (get creative with materials: use recycled timber pieces or buy new easy to install glass shelves for a glamorous look) or create a hanging space for your pots, pans and utensils.

The Shelving Shop: Small glass shelf kit Source:
The Shelving Shop: Small glass shelf kit

Visit The Shelving Shop to view their range of stunning shelves!

Herb Garden

Indoor Herb Garden Kits Australia Source:

Plant your favourite herbs in a long pot, approprite to keep indoors. Ensure you place you’re herb garden in an ideal spot in the kitchen where there is natural light and there you have it: fresh herbs always on hand while also adding a touch of greenery to your home.

Checkout our Retro Kitchen Herb Planters, now available in our online store!

Add New Accessories, Curtains or Stools

Adding a selection of coloured or patterned accessories to a space can really add charm and character. If you are going for a vintage vibe in your home, second hand stores are a great and economical way to start your shopping. Anything from new tea towels, place mates and coasters, to coloured appliances and new bar stools can really change the way a space feels. Complete the look with new matching curtains and voila: kitchen makeover!

Ljuda Place Mat  Source:
Ljuda Place Mat

Visit IKEA to choose your Kitchen’s new style!

Trending: Chalkboard Paint

We’ve been seeing chalkboard paint used more and more around the home. Some clever ways to use it around the kitchen include: painting an old fridge door as a chalkboard, painting a chalkboard splashback, painting a cabinet door or even painting the internal face of your pantry door. Chalkboards are very handy around the home for all your grocery and to do lists as well as helping to keep the family organised.

Porter's Original Paints: Chalkboard Paint Colour Selction Source:
Porter’s Original Paints: Chalkboard Paint Colour Selection

Visit Porter’s Original Paints to view their range of chalkboard paints available in a variety of colours!

Use Furniture in the Kitchen

Have some blank walls that need filling? Make use of furniture in the kitchen rather than just the fixed usual kitchen cabinets. For example: An antique armoir can provide a beautiful pantry, an old timber bookshelf could work as a display shelf and a space for your cookbooks, while a tall chest of drawers can provide you with that always needed extra storage space. Even just a small timber table can also work as a kitchen island bench for that added country style look.

Aspen 1 Section Natural Oak Library by Provincial Home Living Source:
Aspen 1 Section Natural Oak Library by Provincial Home Living

Visit Provincial Home Living to view their amazing furniture and kitchen accessories range!

So, get creative and find some clever ways to create a new vibe in your kitchen!

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