update your kitchen with these DIY-friendly solutions

Want to improve and update the look of your kitchen? Read on for some quick, DIY-friendly design solutions if a kitchen refresh is on the agenda.

If you want to modernise or change the look and feel of your kitchen, you don’t necessarily need to launch into a full renovation project. We have four budget and DIY friendly hacks for you to consider, to give your kitchen a fresh, on-trend look!

soyanut laminate benchtop

Benchtop swap

The benchtop is the centrepiece of any kitchen, so changing the colour or style can change the entire look and feel of your space. A benchtop update also gives you the chance to update old appliances like sinks, cooktops and ovens if this is something you’re keen to do.

Think about what colour and style you want to introduce and how it would work with your existing cabinet colour scheme, wall colour and the rest of the home. But first, there are a number of other elements that will need to be considered to determine if your space is suitable.  How is your existing benchtop fixed? What is the thickness of your existing benchtop? Is your kitchen level?

If you’re considering a swap-out, jump over to our benchtop swap blog post for a step-by-step guide!

heritage profile doors with mushroom knobs

Update your door profiles

If you have an existing kaboodle kitchen, another great way to change up the style and get a completely different look is to change your door profile.

You can go with the clean, sleek look of a modern profile, or if you want to add a touch of the shaker style to your design, then an alpine profile will help to create this look thanks to the smooth centre and raised border. A heritage profile, complete with deep grooves bordering the profile oozes traditional appeal, and our county profile works well to enhance a country-style kitchen setting; with its high level of detail, the grooves in the profile replicate timber joins, providing a sense of farmhouse-style charm.

Handy tip: if upgrading door and drawer fronts, it’s best to stick with the same colour as we recommend colour matching with your existing end panels for a seamless, picture-perfect look!

Kitchen handles

You can accessorise your kitchen with your choice of handles.  So whilst you’re updating your door and drawer fronts, why not update your kitchen handles too! It’s a subtle, easy change that can transform your space. Even as a standalone project, it’s cost-effective and DIY friendly.

Whether you’re after a classic, provincial or modern look, this element can make a big difference visually, creating the perfect finishing touch. Most of our handle sizes are standard, so you can change and fit into existing holes with ease.

Alternatively, if you prefer the on-demand handle-less look for an ultra-modern aesthetic, kaboodle offers push-to-open hardware and fingerpull doors for a simple, designer look.

Get a handle on our handle range here!

Cutlery Insert

Storage accessories

Our clever range of accessories takes functionality to a whole new level! To get the most out of your kitchen space and create ample storage, try adding our nifty wireware baskets and drawer accessories— it’s an easy way to organise and streamline your working space, whether your kitchen is big or small.

Start with cutlery inserts - they’re a great way to both present and organise your silverware, with additional knife and utensil inserts available to keep your drawer and benchtop clutter free and in top notch.

Make sure you have your wireware sorted. Wireware can be retrofitted into pantries and cabinets, to organise your space and make it easier to get into those hard to reach spaces and corners. The range includes features such as soft close runners, height adjustable baskets, and more flexibility during installation to suit your cabinets and storage needs.

We also have a nifty rollmat, which helps to create extra counter space when placed across the top of your sink. 

There you have it - we hope we’ve given you some ideas and sparked your intrigue to find more ways to improve and update the look of your space. But if it's time to get a completely new kitchen, and if a renovation project is what you have in mind, then you can start by playing with different styles and designs in our online 3D kitchen planner!