La Maison Interior Design have shared their top tips on how to spruce up your kitchen without breaking the bank.

If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look.

La Maison Interior Design Letterkenny would like to share a few Simple Achievable Affordable Steps to help you fall back in love with your Kitchen!

We all live in our kitchens; from entertaining guests to gathering together around the kitchen table as a family, it’s the true heart of the home.


So here’s La Maison top 7 kitchen creative tips:

1. Painting your kitchen cabinets is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to create a new look. You can chose to paint your island unit in a contrast colour and the feedback from many of our satisfied customers is to use Annie Sloan TM paint.

We sell a full range of her colours and our team are fully trained and happy to guide you through the painless process. If you are looking for a more traditional finish, Little Greene paint company offer an excellent choice of colours. Again…its best to talk to our team and get advice based on your specific project needs.

Little Green painted kitchen

2. Changing handles/knobs is the easiest and quickest update to your kitchen. Out with black ornate and in with brushed nickel. My advice is to avoid the temptation to get something too quirky but of course it’s very much personal choice and these options are fun, but they can get old fast. Stay plain, stay timeless!


3. If the basic structure of your kitchen is in good condition, you can change the look of the room by simply replacing the cabinet doors . You could even try a mix-and-match look by replacing just the wall or base cupboard doors of your existing kitchen.

Sleek white doors and handles will give you a modern feel, while inexpensive wooden or distressed doors can bring a county look to the room. We have a wide range of photographs for you to look at from previous clients that you can use for  inspiration and of course our experience in this area will be a great help so make sure and get in touch.

Annie Sloan painted kitchen


4. By replacing your existing worktop you will dramatically change the look of your kitchen. . This job is less expensive than you think — and it can make basic cabinets look more special.


5. Introduce new fabrics through Roman blinds and contrast curtains and seat cushions can really spruce up a space, but think twice about the type of treatment you hang on the window above your sink. You don’t want something with too much fabric that could get ruined from splashing, a roman blind is an excellent option that you can easily pull up while you’re washing dishes or cooking. Oilcloth table coverings are back in vogue. We have a beautiful choice of oilcloths here in the shop to suit any style and colour.


6. Painting the walls is a great way to give a kitchen a fresh, new look without breaking the bank. Paint in general is the easiest and least expensive way to transform a kitchen. Look for a rich, yet calming shade that allows you to relax in your space.

Wallpaper is a great way to add colour, texture and vibrancy to an old kitchen. You can either cover the entire wall, or create a feature wall depending on your budget, for an equally stunning look.

Little Green kitchen


7. Accessories generally brighten up any space, and are a great and changeable way of injecting a splash of colour or pattern into your kitchen. Funky storage jars, or floral cake tins sitting on a shelf, a collection of eclectic mugs, or even simply a statement kettle or toaster adds a burst of colour, and an injection of personality into the space.

Adding a rug in the kitchen is a great way of adding texture, and softening a room which typically has a lot of hard surfaces, while also making your workstation more comfortable on your feet


8. Lighting in a kitchen is so important, and can be easily updated. It is especially important to have a mixture of general ambient lighting, and more directional task lighting for work areas. For kitchens which don’t incorporate under cabinet lighting to illuminate your work surfaces, you can easily add a battery operated light under your cabinet without the hassle of rewiring.

Similarly, replacing a single pendant light for a multi-directional spot light fitting, allows you to tilt the individual bulbs and direct the light to where suits you best. For extra impact, a low hanging feature light above an island always adds a ‘wow’ factor to any kitchen.

Annie Sloan painted kitchen


That’s all from our La Maison kitchen focus this week. Let us know what you would like us to cover in our next blog with Donegal Woman.

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