The kitchen is one of the more difficult rooms in the house to renovate on a budget. Ripping counters and appliances out is expensive; but what if you still want that fresh and new feel but don’t have the money? It’s easy to get annoyed by everything being just not quite right, but don’t despair. Whether you’re renting, don't want to make any big changes or just don’t have the cash, here are 3 ways you can feel better about the state of your kitchen.
DIY drawer dividers It’s the little touches that make a kitchen. Being able to easily and quickly move around and do exactly what you need to do is one of the perks of a well designed space. If you’ve not got it, don’t sit around moping about it- make it yourself! A kitchen isn’t complete without drawer dividers, but a lot of low end kitchens fail to have them built in. Add them yourself using a few sanded planks of wood and some glue. Place them diagonally to make them less likely to move and voila, you can finally find the forks!
Revamp chairs and tables It might not be the easiest thing in the world to redo the counter, but fortunately it is that easy to jazz up chairs and tables. For tables, simply pick a fabric and get decorating, if you’re worried about stains, cover your fabric of choice with a cheap plastic table cover. For chairs, get the paint brush out and get creative with colour, brightly coloured chairs are all the rage right now and it’s a super easy trend to copy!
Add art The kitchen isn’t normally the room that springs to mind when you think of art, but it’s a surprisingly good spot for colour and creativeness, so don’t discount it just yet! Whether you’re deciding where to hang your favourite paintings, or which room and wall would be best for a mural- the kitchen’s always a good choice. Although abstract art can work well, art that follows the strong lines and structure of the kitchen can make for the perfect instagram shot!
Who said gold and silver can’t shine together? ...
Castelan Fabric Protection
Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
from your sofa. From spillages, natural oils or ink marks, don't panic, Castelan Fabric Protection will take
care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.