Cook up a fresh kitchen look

June 4, 2021 BY

Kitchen makeovers can be a timely and costly renovation to undertake – often deterring even the most experienced DIY-er.

With the average kitchen renovation costing roughly $21,000, and likely to take upwards of a month to complete, it can be a barrier for new homeowners, landlords or households who may not have disposable funds or time for such a project.

The good news is, there is now a solution to significantly decrease that cost and renovation time, without compromising on the bespoke look and feel of your dream kitchen.

Dulux Renovation Range is a water-based, interior range of coatings that are perfect for wet, splash and high-use zones, such as the kitchen.

Using a revolutionary formula tailored to cabinets, tiles, benchtops, grout and floors, the range offers a simple solution to achieving a custom, premium looking hub for you to cook and entertain in.

With a quick and easy lick of paint, there is minimal wait time for lengthy cabinetry installs, benchtop or tile replacements, meaning a kitchen refresh can be tackled in less than a week or over a weekend. An added benefit, once mixed, the product is suitable to use for up to 10 days, meaning projects can also be completed at leisure.

Dulux colour and communications manager Andrea Lucena-Orr says the kitchen can be the heart of the home, especially for those who use dining as an immersive experience and chance to connect with others through a shared passion (food), so it should be an inviting and inspiring space for creation and conversation.

“Whether it is a high-end, luxurious look and feel you wish to create (as might be seen in your favourite restaurant) or a more relaxed, lived-in space for the whole family to enjoy, the right colours and products can make all the difference,” she says.

“Adding a moody colour to your laminated benchtops or tiled floors, like Dulux’s Domino or Malay Grey, paired with a warm white like Dulux Natural White on splashback tiles, can create a classic and sophisticated look that can be tweaked over time with kitchen accessories and stainless-steel appliances for a timeless transition.

This kitchen has been repainted with Dulux Malay Grey on the benchtops and floor, Dulux Natural White on the splashback, and Dulux Beige Calm on the cupboards. Photo: DAVID MITCHENER

“Mid-tone blues, reds and pinks can be used for a daring and playful effect in the kitchen.

For example, cornflower blues on cabinets or cabinet doors, complimented with soft grey on handles, can be tied together with a warm white like Dulux Whisper White on the tiles and walls for a statement look.

That way, even if you’re cooking is not Michelin star level, you’ll still wow your guests.

“Colour has always been a popular trend for the kitchen, however, as we’ve seen more individual tastes emerge, inspired by past decades, it’s more important than ever to select a product type that will support your vision,” Andrea says.

With the Renovation Range available to be tinted in deep and white bases (pending product type), you are sure to find a colour and product within the range to bring to life the kitchen you have always wanted, and at a fraction of the price.”

For accuracy, test your colour choice(s) at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and A4 Colour Swatches.

Over a couple of days, move the swatches or painted cardboard samples to different areas of the surface to test against natural and artificial light to ensure you will be happy with the result.

For more information about the Dulux Renovation Range, head to dulux.com.au/products/renovation-range.

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