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4 Kitchen Refresh Ideas

When it comes to giving your home a makeover, the kitchen is very often one of the first rooms that people think of. Whether it’s installing new kitchen flooring or even kitchen taps, the smallest change in a kitchen refresh can have a profound effect on the overall look and feel of the space.

With the somewhat smaller or most overlooked kitchen elements firmly in mind, we have selected 4 kitchen refresh ideas that will help breathe new life into one of the most important rooms of any home.

1 Swap Out Your Kitchen Taps

When remodelling a kitchen one of the most forgotten, or even just plain ignored, elements are the kitchen taps. There are so many choose from these days there is no real reason not to give them at least some consideration. A few of the different styles available at Bathshack include:

  • Contemporary Lever
  • Traditional Lever
  • Ultra-modern kitchen taps

What constitutes an ‘ultra-modern’ kitchen tap? The ‘Touch Electronic Single Lever Kitchen Tap’ from Grohe Zedra does, for a start. Featuring a pull-out hose, perfect for rinsing plates and washing vegetables, this tap also features a touch control to turn on the flow of water when the sensor meets the skin (e.g. your finger). 

The ‘Newbury Lever Kitchen Mixer Tap’ from the Eliseo Ricci range is a marriage of modern and traditional, with beautifully designed zinc alloy handles – ideal for those kitchens looking for a traditional styling in a contemporary setting.

For a more modern and contemporary look, you cannot go wrong with the ‘Twin Lever Kitchen Mixer Tap’, also from the Eliseo Ricci range. Perfectly symmetrical and complete with an aerator spout, everything about the styling of this tap set shouts modern.

Any of these kitchen taps would look great in any new kitchen refresh, we think you will agree.

2 everything including the kitchen sink

Another one that is often overlooked, the kitchen sink is one of the most important parts of a kitchen unless you prefer taking pots and pans to the bathroom? There are a good number of various sinks available out there:

  • Single and double bowl
  • Porcelain, stainless steel, copper, or granite
  • With or without drainer
  • With or without a waste collection system
  • Inset, freestanding or undermount

It is very much a buyer’s market with so much choice available. From the wide range here at Bathshack we do have our favourites. Our top kitchen sink pick has two things that we think make for an ideal kitchen sink – waste collection and, more importantly, anti-bacterial properties thanks to the nano-coating.

This sink is available in two finishes – copper or gold, and they can be installed as either an undermount sink as demonstrated by the Elite single bowl in a gold finish or as an inset as demonstrated by the Excel single bowl in a copper finish. Either sink is going to do you proud and in style.

3 Kitchen tiles are not just for splashbacks

One area of the kitchen that people do give some thought to, aside from appliances, is the floor. Carpets are not normally seen in a kitchen and for good reason. There are several options available, but because they can be so dramatic and so vastly different, we have given them their own sections on this post. this first one is for kitchen floor tiles.

Tiles as a flooring option are one of the more durable forms of flooring. This is an important factor because the kitchen is going to see a lot of foot traffic as well as spills. When you need to have a resilient floor, kitchen tiles are ideal. We have a wide range to choose from, so why not take a look and see what takes your fancy?

Our selection includes finishes such as:

  • Stone
  • Wood effect
  • Patterned
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic

As you will be able to see from the link above, we have kitchen tiles for every style and taste.

4 Laminate kitchen flooring

Perhaps the perfect choice for kitchen flooring, laminate flooring is just as protective as kitchen tiles, but this type of flooring is easier to install. As well as being easy to clean and keep clean, and many of them have anti-bacterial coatings to help keep the kitchen area even cleaner for longer.

Finishes are wide and varied too, such as:

  • A range of different oak effect finishes
  • Walnut finish
  • Chestnut finish

And of course, they all come in a range of different shades from nearly white to a deep and rich walnut effect colour. Another bonus of choosing laminated flooring is that it can be installed over existing flooring in the kitchen, so there is no need to remove anything first.

Refreshing your kitchen can be a surprisingly fun activity. It will give your kitchen a whole new look, which sounds blatantly obvious, but you will be surprised at just how profound the change will be. If you happen to be thinking of selling your home, a kitchen refresh will go a long way to getting you the price you want.