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5 cost-effective modern kitchen makeover hacks

More often than not, an unappealing kitchen will sway you towards spending unnecessary money on a takeaway over cooking. Not only will updating your kitchen inspire even the most reluctant of chefs, but it’ll also create a functional and comfortable space for working from home, hosting friends and teaching the kids to cook.

Bring new life to your kitchen without breaking the bank, using 5 kitchen makeover hacks recommended by Abdul of Xperie Ltd in the video below. After watching the video, take a look at some unique ways that other homeowners have used these hacks in their kitchens, in the blog post below.

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Add mood lighting

Installing new lighting is a simple way to change up the mood of your kitchen at a lower cost. From DIY options to professional solutions, Abdul recommends two lighting solutions to cater to all budgets at 00:07 in the video.

Light strip in open shelf for glasses above sink
Kitchen makeover hacks: Kitchen lighting feature made from colanders

Change your cabinet doors

The way your cabinets look plays a big part in how modern your kitchen feels. When you’re choosing a colour for yours, consider dark tones. It might seem unusual, but moodier kitchens are one of the top interior trends in the UK right now, according to The Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report: 2021.

Skip to 00:40 in the video to hear three simple steps that you need to take when changing your cabinet doors.

Modern kitchen with dark blue cabinets
Dark blue cabinet doors
Attic kitchen with black cabinet doors
Black cabinet doors

Replace your worktop

Your worktop can make a beautiful statement – whether it’s real granite, slate, quartz or a cheaper lookalike option, as Abdul shows at 01:05 in the video.

Go ultra-modern and get a concrete worktop like one of these:

Kitchen makeover hacks: Concrete terrazzo countertop
Concrete terrazzo countertop
Cement countertop with built in sink

Create a feature wall

Are you happy with your kitchen décor but still want to make a noticeable difference to it? Abdul recommends painting a feature wall in a colour that complements existing fixtures or furniture in the space, at 02:09 in the video.

If you’re planning to sell in the near future, paint or decorate your feature wall in one of the top 10 kitchen colours or materials that attract the most buyers, such as:

Natural wood – attracts 21% of buyers

Modern kitchen with wood on feature wall

Dark grey – attracts 11% of buyers

Kitchen makeover hacks: Kitchen-dining space with chalkboard wall

Light blue – attracts 8% of buyers

Wooden utensils and mugs against light blue wall

Swap your fixtures

New taps and cabinet handles instantly improve your kitchen. You can also swap your sink to make a striking change. Just make sure to check the measurements to avoid additional costs, as Abdul explains at 02:35 in the video. The rustic-style farmhouse sink (sometimes known as an apron front sink) is a kitchen makeover trend that Abdul has seen many homeowners choose recently.

Kitchen makeover hacks: White farmhouse surrounded by grey cabinets with silver handles

An expert kitchen specialist from Rated People can add all of the above kitchen makeover hacks into your home.


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