For some of us, the kitchen is much more than a place to prepare meals and do the washing up. It is somewhere we can express ourselves in terms of the look we achieve rather than the food we create. Getting the right look can be even easier if you choose replacement kitchen doors. Simply by adding new doors and accessories you could have plenty of bling without the “blingy” price tag.
Kitchen doors need not be wooden or a plain painted background as expected in a traditional kitchen. You can have the most exciting room by just using your imagination. Try the following ideas to add a little sparkle to your day with new replacement kitchen doors, handles and worktops.
Go for gloss
High gloss replacement kitchen doors are an instant way to update your kitchen. You can turn it from dull and drab to bright, modern and exciting in just a few hours. Gloss doors are known for their light reflective properties and often come in a huge range of colours from bright vibrant colours to blacks and whites.
Glossy doors can be mixed and matched with black giving a dramatic look and white being clinical and clean looking. If you add aubergine, greens or blues to the chosen base colour you can create zones and general interest in no time.
Gloss doors also have the added advantage of being easy to keep clean with simple window cleaner or by being buffed with a soft cloth. You may find that the doors show finger marks readily, but this is easily removed.
If you decide to add gloss doors to your kitchen, you might want to go one step further and try out a metallic shade. These doors come in greys, blacks and some more subtle shades and will have a shimmery and sparkly effect. It is still subdued, but certainly has a sheen which will catch the eye.
Once again, you may not want to dress your entire kitchen in this one shade of metallic gloss, but adding one or two doors in contrasting shades could add to the vibrancy of the kitchen.
Glazed doors which act as display cabinets in your kitchen are ideal if you have plenty of attractive or expensive crockery you would like to show off. Glass doors with glass shelving inside will allow you to show off your cocktail glasses and vases. Use glazing sparingly and keep it to one area. This will ensure that it is clearly a display area and not part of the main functional kitchen.
If you can afford to do so the most impressive type of worktop will be high gloss stone such as granite. This can be pricey but will last a lifetime with the correct care. However, there are a number of composite materials which give the impression of a high gloss surface which are much cheaper. Many of these contain flecks of colour within the surface or even pieces of glass or metal which add sparkle. The most highly reflective surfaces are generally black. However, white worktops can achieve a similarly luxurious look and feel.
Many modern replacement doors actually come without handles and this gives a more streamlined finish. However if you decide to add them, you can choose from a number of impressive designs. Stainless steel always works well in a modern kitchen, but you could even get cut glass or crystal handles. These may be more expensive than average but as you are only buying a few, it is worth the investment.
You really do not need to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look like a million dollars. In fact, with just a few new doors and some handles, your kitchen could become just like one of those you see in interior design magazines or on an episode of Cribs.