Renovation Ideas To Freshen Up Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen décor starting to feel dated? Here are just a few ways that you can renovate your kitchen and bring it into the 21st Century, whilst also increasing its practicality and value.
New taps
One simple way to update your kitchen is to fit new taps. Companies such as have an array of different tap models to choose from. One of the most popular designs is the pull down tap that can stretch allowing you to rinse out the sink more efficiently by reaching every corner. Boiling water taps are another modern type of tap that offers you boiling water in seconds – no more waiting for the kettle to boil in the mornings when you can pour a fresh cup of tea straight out the tap.
Classy countertops
A new countertop can immediately freshen up the look of your kitchen. Stones such as granite and marble are some of the most sought after countertop materials today. They’re also very expensive, which has led many to seek out synthetic substitutes. Many of these artificial substitutes such as Corian (more info of which you can find out at look almost like real stone whilst also having many of the same practical qualities. There are also many classy wooden countertops for those wanting a lighter material. Avoid cheap plastics that give off a sense of tackiness.
Soft close drawers
Soft close drawers have special sliders that stop them from slamming. This prevents fingers from getting trapped in them and makes them less noisy to open and close. Check out for examples of such drawer sliders.
Magnetic knife rack
The old-fashioned knife rack takes up valuable countertop space which isn’t ideal in a poky kitchen. Magnetic knife racks are a space saving way of storing kitchen utensils. Not only are they more practical – they look cooler. are one of the leading producers of such magnetic strips. You can even buy wall mounted wooden strips with a magnet behind them for an earthier look.
Electric oven
Not everyone will favour an electric oven over a gas oven – avid cake-makers may prefer gas. However when it comes to everyday oven use, electric ovens can often be much more practical. New oven models come with hob rings that can be adjusted in size. Others have a feature that can allow you to run off multiple small hobs or one big hob. Some modern electric ovens can also tell when an empty pan is placed on a burning hob and will automatically switch off that burner so that the pan doesn’t melt. Electric ovens do have their disadvantages – hobs don’t heat up as quickly and you can’t adjust temperature as speedily either.   
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