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Five Beautiful Budget-Friendly DIY Kitchen Finishes for 2018

Kitchens have changed a lot over the past century. Once stowed away and secluded near the back of the house, the kitchen has become the centrepiece in many homes across Australia.

This would explain why there has been a massive boom in the Australian DIY kitchen industry. Many homeowners are also discovering that renovating a kitchen doesn’t have to be nearly as costly an endeavour as previously thought.

Our flat pack and DIY kitchen specialists at Kitchen Shack know what it takes to build an extraordinary kitchen on a budget. If you’re considering a kitchen renovation, here are some gorgeous yet cost-effective ways to spruce up this room which is often lovingly referred to as the heart of the home.

1. Two-tone cabinetry

Who says your kitchen cabinets need to be only one colour? Add character and visual interest to your kitchen by choosing two different finishes for your cabinets.

    • White gives a clean, fresh look and the colour is complementary to almost any style of kitchen
    • Grey is on-trend and versatile, working well with natural tones as well as glamorous spaces
    • Dark and jewel tones like black, and dark greys or timbers are more daring, but these colours are perfect for luxurious, dramatic kitchens

2. Tiles

Tiles are a cost-effective and on-trend option for kitchens, though for those on a tighter budget, consider simpler tiles as those high in patterns and texture can often be more expensive. Look at experimenting with various tile patterns like chevron, Moroccan fish scale, and herringbone.

3. Metallic finishes

For those who aren’t a huge fan of the glossy subway tile look, consider a metallic finish. There are a variety of metallic colours from silvers to warmer golden tones to choose from, and different treatments can produce unique effects that will inject bright light into the kitchen.

4. Lots of lighting

Make your kitchen warm and inviting with light. Old pendant lights can be refreshed with some painters’ tape and fabric paint, rope LED lights can be run around the base of cabinetry to create ambience, and led strips beneath top cabinets can illuminate workspaces and dark corners.

5. Laminate Benchtops

Granite is costly, and wood can only sustain so much wear and tear. One of the more popular types of benchtops on the market are laminate countertops.

Less expensive than marble or granite, this type of benchtop – is hardwearing and has a vast range of colours that can add contrast and visual interest to your kitchen.

Get more kitchen renovation inspiration from Kitchen Shack

Kitchen Shack is a leading Melbourne flat pack kitchen company providing fully assembled components to save time. We offer property owners the opportunity to build and own a beautiful and cost-effective kitchen.

Contact us online to arrange an in-store quote with one of our DIY kitchen renovation experts. And remember, we offer Lowest Prices Guaranteed for the same kitchen product and service.