Kitchen Splashbacks

For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why you’ll most likely want it to look its best if you spend a lot of time entertaining in there. If you’re looking to spring your home into action in the next few weeks, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of ways for you to do up your kitchen on a budget. After all, if you’re on a budget and have plenty of time to spend, taking on your own DIY makeover is likely to sound far more appealing and a great way to save some pennies.

If your kitchen is starting to look dreary and dated, you’re most likely looking to have a kitchen makeover without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, buying a new kitchen is expensive and after you’ve paid the costs of the materials, paying kitchen fitters to install the kitchen can be an expensive afterthought.

A popular new trend now means that you can completely makeover your kitchen without the need for new worktops, cupboards or even needing a professional kitchen fitter to do all of the work for you.

Looking to makeover your kitchen? Here are our top DIY kitchen ideas to freshen up your kitchen on a budget.


Coloured Kitchen Splashbacks

Kitchen splashbacks protect your walls from the odd splash of water, so investing in a protective splashback will prolong the life of your painted walls underneath. As well as this, kitchen splashbacks come in a variety of different colours, so if you’re finding your kitchen looking slightly white or plain, a coloured splashback can brighten the space up and give it a new lease of life. Or, alternatively, if your kitchen lacks natural light and is feeling dark, you can opt for a white splashback instead.

Instead of using tiles as splashbacks, acrylic splashbacks can be used for a fraction of the price and can be ordered to fit the exact size of your request. 


Worktop Wrapping

Fablon and D-C-Fix are self-adhesive sticky-back plastic film which can be applied to any surface, including kitchen worktops, cupboards, doors and tables. The film comes in a variety of styles, colours and finishes and simply sticks onto your existing worktop. 

Whilst a roll of Fablon and D-C-Fix can be picked up for less than £10, it’s a decorating hack that certainly won’t break the bank and is favoured by many savvy homeowners around the UK. Best of all, as a DIY kitchen worktop is easily reversible, it’s a fantastic way to makeover a rented property temporarily, providing your landlord allows you to.


Painting Your Kitchen Cupboards

Rather than having a full kitchen refit and pulling out your kitchen cupboards, a great way to restyle your kitchen is by painting your kitchen cupboards. Painting your kitchen cupboards is the cheapest and easiest way to create a new fresh look.

You’ll want to start off by cleaning your kitchen cupboards with Sugar Spray, which you’ll be able to pick up from most DIY stores. Cleaning your cupboards is essential to remove built-up kitchen grime. Of course, we do advise you to remove the doors, hinges and handles for a more accurate paint-job, otherwise, you may need a spare roll of masking tape to hand. 

In order to help the paint grip to the surface of the cupboards, you’ll want to sand them down using fine-grit sandpaper, wiping off any dust with a damp cloth. Using a primer is also crucial in preventing those blemishes from coming through and to keep your paint lasting as long as possible and sets a solid base for your paint.

The most important advice we can give is to take your time with DIY kitchen cabinets. This isn’t going to be a Saturday afternoon project, but will most likely take you several days to complete if you’re looking for that professional finish.


Change Your Cabinet Handles

Change the look and feel of your kitchen with a simple change such as changing your cabinet handles. We recommend this one if your kitchen is in good condition but you’re thinking of switching up your accessories to complement your colour theme.

This is a very affordable method of freshening up your kitchen and can completely transform the appearance of a plain kitchen. Choose from leather, brass, nickel or copper.


Freshen up Your Floor

You’d be surprised how much freshening up your floor can really make a difference to the overall appearance of your kitchen. You can get new flooring fitted by a professional for a low cost, however, if you’d prefer to really budget, you can change the flooring yourself.

You can choose from vinyl, laminate, hardwood, bamboo or linoleum flooring. We do recommend doing your research to find out which option is best suited for your kitchen and your budget. Most types of flooring can be picked up from DIY shops very easily or purchased online.


Replace Your Blinds

The blinds are the perfect way to add style and prints into your home, as well as helping you to control light, heat and provide maximum privacy to your kitchen. 

Whatever your style of blinds, whether it be Venetian blinds, Roman blinds or roller blinds, they are a great way of modernising your kitchen in an affordable way by choosing your own style, colour, material, patterns and more.

If you’re fitting a kitchen blind for the window above a sink, you’ll probably want to look into waterproof blinds, depending on the style of blind you choose.


Change Your Lighting

Boost your light levels and add a statement piece by switching up your kitchen lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere with classic focal points.

While chandelier lights offer glitz and glamour, pendant lights create a shining centrepiece with unique extravagance. Otherwise, you can give your kitchen that ‘luxury’ feel with spotlights to add illumination throughout your kitchen, whether they be positioned on the ceiling or underneath the kitchen cupboards above the worktops.


How Can We Help?

We hope our tips will help you with your kitchen makeover on a budget. As a supplier of plastic sheets, we’ve seen acrylic used in a number of ways to makeover a kitchen and give it a new lease of life.

If you are looking for kitchen splashbacks, we recommend taking a look at our selection of clear acrylic, coloured acrylic, mirrored acrylic and even recycled acrylic. Acrylic is relatively inexpensive and there's even no need to hire a qualified tradesman to install them as anyone who is competent at DIY will find installation easy. 

All of our friendly team at Sheet Plastics will be happy to help you choose from our range of coloured splashbacks. For further details or to discuss your kitchen splashback options, please get in touch. Call us on 01455 501 621 or email [email protected]