5 ways to update your kitchen

A white kitchen with grey vinyl flooring

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. I’m the person who does most of the cooking and I spend a lot of my free time baking delicious recipes including biscuits and cakes. I can often be heard telling my husband and kids to keep out of “my kitchen” as they only just get in the way when I’m busy. It is my space and I have everything the room just as I like it.

That being said it will soon be due an update as it’s been a good few years since we did anything other than give it a freshen up.

If like us, you are thinking about updating your kitchen why not consider one or more of the following ideas.


Now is the perfect time to give your kitchen a fresh new look. Choosing the right kitchen paint can be a difficult task. You could choose a light neutral colour or go for a bold colour to make a feature wall stand out. We have a large wall in our kitchen that is currently painted magnolia. It’s very plain and boring so I think this will be the first thing to be changed in our kitchen. I’ve not decided on a colour as yet, but my neighbours wall is painted with a glitter infused grey paint and it looks lovely – although not my taste I can see why she has it.

Replace the flooring

One way to give your kitchen an update is to replace your existing flooring. You could opt for vinyl flooring, stone effect flooring, laminate or solid wood flooring – be sure to treat your wood accordingly to ensure that it will last and not get damaged.

A white kitchen with a small table and chairs on a wooden floor

Purchase smart appliances

If you are looking to update some of your appliances why not upgrade them to smart appliances. Why not replace your kettle with a smart kettle, you could have it boiling for the minute you walk through the door so you can make yourself a cuppa before starting the dinner? Perhaps a smart washing machine is on your list so that you can set it to wash when needed.

You might decide to swap any lightbulbs in your kitchen (or throughout your home) for LED lightbulbs instead. You will be able to control your lighting wirelessly and if you are working late or are away on a holiday, you will be able to turn your lights on and off via your smart app.

Update your cupboards

If you like your kitchen unit layout and there’s still plenty of life left in the cupboards, you could update them with a lick of special paint. There are lots of specialised paint available these days that you will leave you spoilt for choice. If you don’t like / want to paint them you can have them wrapped to give them a whole new look.

Update your worktops

You might decide that you don’t want to change anything about your cupboards other than your kitchen worktops. Again, there are lots of choices out there for you to have a look at. Are you updating your kitchen soon? If so, I’d love to hear about your plans in the comments below.

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