SMALL TIPS FOR RESTYLING YOUR KITCHEN

Restyling your kitchen can be a quite expensive thing to do, but it doesn’t have to cost much money if the basic is allright. With very little effort and money you can reach big results.

Here at home my kitchen is an important place. I spend a lot of time there and it is open to our dining- and living room so we all have contact to each other. I love open spaces and lately I have been changing style around the house and now it was time to change the kitchen as well so it all would fit together.

But a issue here at the moment is, (like by many people) that we have to be careful with the money we spent. We actually didn’t have any budget to use on redecorating the kitchen, so I thought of some small inexpensive ways to restyle it.

First I want to show you how my kitchen looked before and then after the restyling.

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Do you want to restyle your kitchen as well? Her here comes some tips on  restyling your kitchen.

Restyling your kitchen part one:

  • First I took a look at my other kitchen things I had stored in the kitchen cabinets. I was looking for bowls of cups of special plates, which would be nice to expose instead of what I had.
  • I also went to a few second hand shops where I found the wooden plate you see on the top shelve, plus some small wooden bowls. They only needed to be sanded down a little bit and they look great again together with the two rice steam baskets I already had and some coconut bowls we once bought in Thailand on our honeymoon (a long time ago).
  • Green plants are also a great tip to add to the kitchen shelves. I planted a cactus in a black coffee cup and another hanging plant in a concrete pot, which gives a nice green and urban look to the kitchen.
  • But the best thing I did was to add the replaceable tile wall behind the stove. I just tiled a small piece of plywood and placed it against the wall behind the stove (I didn’t fix it to the wall just placed it loosely against the wall and it stays there without any problems) It give a great effect, is easy to clean and you can easily replace it when you want a new look with some other tiles. I also added a few hooks to the tiles for a few pieces of kitchenware.

Restyling your kitchen part two:

I will her give you a short DIY on how to make the replaceable tilewall.

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What you need and do:

1 piece of Plywood
Tiles
Tile adhesive
Plastic crosses
1 special tile adhesive comb
Grout voor indoor tiles
Spatula
Big sponce

  • You start by measuring how big you want the plywood to be.  (!!Pay attention to that the size of the tiles will fit on the wood together with some space in between each tile.)
  • Put the tile adhesive on with the special comb.
    Place the tiles one by one. (Don’t forget to place the crosses in between each tile. Then you know for sure that the space between each tile is the same ( see picture below)
  • When all tiles are placed let it dry for 24-48 hours. (Put some heavy weight on top to prevent the wood to bent)
  • Now it’s time to mix the grout with water. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the exact measuring.
  • Put little by little of the grout on a spatula and spread it out over the tiles and ofcourse inbetween the tiles. Use a wet sponge to wash the left overs away with.
  • Let it dry for 24 hours and voila!! You have a new kitchen tilewall.

I hope you liked my small tips for restyling a kitchen. I would love to hear if you could use some of my tips.

Restyling your kitchen!

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