Reform a kitchen without doing work (10 effective changes)

Renovating a kitchen without doing work is more than possible today with the solutions we have at our disposal to cover floors, walls, change countertops and many other details that allow us to easily, effectively and durably renovate a kitchen without doing work. .

And that is what we are going to see, 10 effective changes that you can apply right now in your kitchen to completely renew it. Yes, completely.

In this video you can see the 10 steps and if you don't want to see the video below you have the text with the photos.

Video how to reform a kitchen without doing work

We start:

Change the kitchen tiles

Vinyl tiles to reform the kitchen without doing work

Grosfillex vinyl tiles

To renew old, obsolete tiles or that you no longer like in your kitchen, you can use vinyl tiles, which today we have a huge variety of very good quality, to print on your walls the motif, design or style you want.

The best thing about this is that it does not require work, you can do it with your own hands without the need to hire a professional and in an easy, fast and lasting way.

Vinyl tiles to reform the kitchen without doing work

Grosfillex vinyl tiles

At this point I will give you two important tips:

The first of them is that you bet on quality vinyl tiles. Of the design, finish or color that you want, but that are of quality, like the ones we see above these lines of the Grosfillex firm.

Low-quality vinyl tiles begin to warp over time, don't stick as well as they should, fit less well, and wear out more easily.

Believe me when I tell you that in the long run you will appreciate it. I tell you from my own experience.

So, to the best of your ability, buy the highest quality vinyl tile you can afford.

The second tip is just as important.

Before installing the vinyl tiles on the walls you have to cover all the joints of the tiles that you have in the kitchen.

If you don't, over time, and not too long, the vinyl tile will trace the joints of the tiles and all the joints will be noticeable.

Putty for tile joints in kitchen and bathrooms

But don't worry, it's very easy. You only need this mortar that you see above these lines and that you can buy right here, for joints and a rubber trowel to fill all the tile joints and leave the walls smooth.

Once you have them smooth you can sand to remove any burr that may have remained.

The final finish of the vinyl tile depends to a great extent on the condition of the surface where it is going to be glued.

Thus, the smoother the walls of your kitchen are, the better they will be.

If you pay special attention to these two points that we have just seen, you will be able to show off beautiful and new walls for a long time.

paint your tiles

If you don't want to install vinyl tile, you can always paint your kitchen tiles and completely change their look.

  • To do this, you first need to sand the tiles a bit with a sander to remove as much of the shine as possible.
  • Once sanded, clean them well and remove the dust.
  • Now you apply a tile primer to it like this one you can buy here.
  • Once the primer is applied, with a fine grit sandpaper sponge, gently sand the entire primer to remove any impurities it may have.
  • You clean the wall well again, and you can now apply the color or colors that you like best to renew your tiles, using water-based enamel.

Primer and paint to paint the kitchen tiles

And why water enamel? Because the primer is also water-based, and if you apply an oil-based primer such as synthetic enamel, polyurethane, etc., it will remove all the primer, as we have already seen in this article about painting with water-based or oil-based enamel. solvent.

If you want to apply an oil-based glaze to paint your tiles like lacquer or synthetic glaze, then you need to give it an oil-based primer as well.

This is already your choice, but water-based enamels are easier to apply.

Cover your kitchen floor

Leroy Merlin vinyl flooring

Leroy Merlin vinyl flooring

To renovate the kitchen floor without doing work, we once again resort to vinyl tiles or flooring, available in a huge variety of finishes and designs.

As with the walls, at this point I would again strongly advise you to buy the highest quality tile you can afford, because in a kitchen that has high traffic, if the tile or vinyl flooring is of low quality, with the time they will deform quickly.

You must also fill and level all the joints of the porcelain floor or any other floor you currently have so that the tile does not trace the surface.

Leveling paste to install vinyl flooring in the kitchen

The way to do it is the same as we have seen with the tiles, using this product and a trowel.

Once you have the floor smooth and clean, you can start gluing the vinyl floor.

Install laminate flooring

Laminate flooring to reform the kitchen without works by Quick Step

QuickStep laminate flooring

Another way we have to reform or renovate a kitchen without doing work, changing its floor, is by installing a laminate floor.

Laminate flooring is more beautiful, durable and has a more "natural" finish than vinyl flooring.

In addition, it does not require work either. It does not even require removing the kitchen furniture since only removing the base of the furniture can make a perfect finish.

You also have to take into account that if you install a laminate in the kitchen, you will create an unevenness of a few millimeters with the rest of the floor of the house.

But we solve this easily and effectively by adding a profile that is prepared for unevenness.

You also have to take into account if you choose laminate flooring that, unlike vinyl flooring, it does not admit water.

So you won't be able to scrub with a lot of water and you'll have to be very careful not to spill any liquid or the laminate flooring joints will start to warp and swell.

So at this point, I also advise you to bet on high-quality laminate flooring since they are prepared to withstand humidity and high traffic. You can take a look at the QuickStep laminate floors for kitchens and bathrooms that you can see here, which have an excellent quality.

change the countertop

Glossy black countertop

The countertop is one of the most visible elements in a kitchen. It is also one of the fastest to wear out since it is the work surface.

Thus, if you change your countertop for a new one, which does not require work, you will achieve a radical change in your kitchen, not only aesthetically, but also practical and functional because you will have a new work surface.

If you can afford it, opt for the highest quality countertops, such as the new models made of Dekton, a new synthetic material, made up of various minerals and resins that withstands everything. From UVA rays to scratches, heat, bumps, etc. It is a worktop for life.

Cosentino Dekton countertop

Dekton countertop from the Cosentino group

Those of the Cosentino group made of this material are of excellent quality and with a wide range of finishes.

You can see more details of their countertops by clicking here.

Laminate countertop to reform the kitchen without doing Leroy Merlin works

Leroy Merlin Laminate Countertop

If you cannot afford this type of countertop, then opt for laminate countertops that have excellent features, such as being resistant, durable, very easy to clean, resistant to scratches and bumps (with care), also water and humidity and are very cheap.

You can find a 3 meter laminate countertop for approximately €100. Like for example, these Leroy Merlin.

If you cannot or do not want to change the countertop for a new one, you can always restore or renew yours.

And you can do this in multiple ways. In fact, we already saw this a long time ago in this article where you can see 6 ways to how to renovate your kitchen countertop without doing work.

Take a look because you can completely renew it economically and efficiently.

change the handles

New kitchen handles in gold to renovate a kitchen without doing work

In a kitchen, there are most cabinets and drawers. So, it is logical that if you change the old handles for new ones, you will be able to give it an aesthetic change and make your kitchen take on a more modern and beautiful state.

In addition, today we can find beautiful handles at very good prices with which to renew the old ones, like the ones we see below, for example.

Handles to renovate kitchen without doing works

Both models are from IKEA and have very good prices. You can see all their kitchen handles and knobs by clicking here.

Let's continue with more solutions and ideas to reform the kitchen without doing work:

Change cabinet doors

Green and gray kitchen cabinets

Although the kitchens are made to measure, the modules used to assemble them, in general, tend to have the same measurements.

So, if your kitchen looks outdated and with worn furniture, a relatively inexpensive option that does not require work is to change the drawer and cabinet doors for new ones and completely transform the aesthetics of your kitchen.

paint the furniture

Renovate the kitchen without works by painting the furniture before and after

If you can't or don't want to change the cabinet doors and drawers in your kitchen, you can always paint them.

It doesn't matter if they are made of melamine, laminates, MDF or natural wood, today we have products to paint any surface easily and effectively, as well as economically.

If you paint the furniture in your kitchen you will achieve a radical change in how your entire kitchen looks.

If you are interested in this point, in this article you can see how to paint kitchen cabinets step by step and photos of painted kitchens before and after to inspire you.

change the lighting

Kitchen with modern island and pendant lamps

Most kitchens have recessed lights in the false ceiling, but if your kitchen has hanging lamps, whether in the kitchen itself, on the bar, office or island and they are outdated, some new lamps, which we currently have at very good prices, they will achieve a substantial change in your new kitchen.

You will give it a modern, up-to-date touch in keeping with the new decorative style that you are applying to your kitchen.

Change the faucet

black kitchen faucet

On Amazon, one of the best valued kitchen taps for €45 and available in many finishes. Buy here.

There is nothing uglier in a kitchen than an old faucet, worn and disfigured by the passage of time.

In addition to the fact that it is very likely that it no longer works as well as it should, it has looseness, it leaks or some other problem.

It's the little details that make the difference in the end.

So, if your kitchen faucet is disfigured by the passage of time, change it for a new, modern and beautiful one to create a great decorative accent and have a new faucet that works like silk.

In addition, today we can also find taps with a very modern design, or classic cut, or whatever you want, at great prices.

The best thing about this is that it is something that you can also do with your hands and in a few hours. That is, on a Saturday morning you will have added decoration and made your kitchen more current.

change the decor

Nice kitchen with wooden shelves

This is the funniest point and it can achieve a substantial change in the design and decoration of your entire kitchen and finish off that reform without works that you are doing.

It is basically about changing all those decorative details for new, prettier ones that you like more and are more in keeping with the new style.

For example, new curtains, new paintings, stools, chairs, under tablecloths and any decorative element that can be changed.

For four dollars, as is often or used to say, you can completely renew the aesthetics of the kitchen, since all these elements can also be found very cheap.

As I said before, it is the small details that make the difference and if the ones you have are ugly and outdated due to the passage of time, new ones will give the kitchen a much more beautiful and modern look.

As you can see, we can reform or renovate a kitchen without construction work easily, relatively cheaply and with your own hands, from the floor to the walls, through the countertop, furniture, cabinets and drawers, lighting and the rest of the elements that make up the kitchen.

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