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Top Tips with Harrisons Joinery

Renovating your Kitchen. 


Are your thinking of renovating your kitchen and can’t decide if you should upgrade or replace the whole kitchen? We talk to Harrisons Joinery on the top tips to adding value to the heart of your home.
If you don’t want to over capitalise or you only have a small budget and your kitchen is looking a little tired here are some simple upgrades you can do to make your kitchen feel new again.



- Replace benchtops
- Add new handles
- Retile splashback
- Give the room a coat of paint to freshen up the space
- Add storage with simple shelves
- Update window furnishings
- Reface power points
- Add a feature light


- Clean out cupboards & wipe down cupboard door fronts
- Declutter Kitchen including benchtops. Visual display shelves or glass cabinets
- Remove items from front of fridge
- Ensure kitchen is clean & tidy (wipe down appliances) put toasters, kettles away
- Less is best, minimal items on bench etc



– Ensure the space feels welcoming
- Add canisters to decorate but they will also be functional
- Fresh fruits & veggies in a bowl or on bench
- Add a bunch of fresh flowers or herbs from your garden
- Make a cheese plate & have a bottle of wine
- Burn your favourite candle or freshly bake your best recipe
- Update stools for people to sit
- Hang a piece of art or a clock on the wall
- Add colour where its needed


- For any budget suited to you, do as little or as much as you can afford
- Remove existing kitchen & replace we can manage this from start to finish
- Consider if it is worth updating kitchen or reducing your asking price, the new owners may like to plan & design there new kitchen
- If you are redoing it for resale, ensure you make wise choices & selections to open up your market audience
- Remove walls and change layout eg add an island bench
- Replace appliances
- Relay a new floor
Open blinds & windows to let in natural lighting or replace lights eg hanging pendants or downlights, or globes – warm or cool white



– Know your style eg Modern, Country, Hamptons, Contemporary, Have a vision – use Pinterest & Instagram for inspiration etc
- Consider handles or no handles (touch latch) Knobs are making a come back
- Splashback ideas: Tiles, Stone, Metaline, Mirror, Pressed Metal
- Create a contrast with cabinetry
- Add different textures eg timber grains
- Profile in cabinetry panel eg recess or VJ Groove
- 2 pack polyurethane customise your cabinetry to any paint colour or finish
(matt,satin or gloss)
- Add strip lighting to underneath your cabinetry
- Feature blacks, gun-metals or gold tapware & sinks
Cabinetry colours: Matt Black, Light Greys, Crisp White, Deep Greens & Navy Royal Blues
Benchtops: slim for stone thickness, Concrete or Marble vein looks. Matt is the new gloss
Handles: Black, Gold, Timber & leather

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