As one of the most used rooms in a home, it is likely that at some point your kitchen will need a little bit of TLC to give it a fresh and revitalised style.
If your kitchen is feeling a bit tired, then maybe it is time to embark on a bit of DIY work to restore it back to its former glory - or have it looking even better than before!
Perhaps the colours are a little dated, or the floor could do with retiling - revamping the kitchen doesn't have to be a huge job, in fact it is surprising how the little things can make a huge difference.
One way to give your kitchen an instant upgrade is through a DIY painting job. You can either keep your colour scheme neutral or let it be an expression of yourself - and put your personality on show.
There are some great trends around for inspiration - why not consider some of the following popular 2012 styles?
Blue is a peaceful, calming colour great for the bathroom and kitchen and the best thing is it comes in so many different shades - indigo, denim and azure to name a few. You can either paint the walls a shade of blue, or accessorise your cabinets and fittings. Blue watery splashbacks are also trendy at the moment.
Yellow is a soft, warming colour for this room and evokes images of the more traditional, classic kitchen. If you find yellow a bit overwhelming, but still want to incorporate this tone into your kitchen, experimenting with this hue in curtains can still brighten up the room without an overkill of yellow.
Essential equipment for painting your kitchen, including ladders and trestles, is available from your local Kennards Hire.