Kitchens are one of the most expensive rooms to renovate. They are also the place where we spend most of your time, and just to heap the pressure on every estate agent the world over will tell you that it’s kitchens that sell houses. But what do you do without ripping the whole thing out and starting again? Here’s three ideas to try out:

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COLOUR

I bang on and on about it all the time, but colour is the number one quickest way to transform any room, and to put your own stamp on a space. There are loads of cool colour palettes for kitchens, so figure out your style and what works for you. I’ve gone for a dark palette personally, because just like the image above it means that walls, floors, and all skirts seamlessly fade into the background whilst the things in it (artwork, foliage, a cool vase) and outside (the garden) become the focal points instead.

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