8 Ways to Update your Kitchen over a Weekend

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The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the kitchen is the top room renovated year after year, all over the world. In fact, in 2016, 25% of homeowners in Australia who renovated their homes included the kitchen in their renovations.

However, a kitchen renovation can take at least 2-3 weeks to complete, which leaves you without a place to cook. But what if I tell you that you can give your kitchen a totally new look in just a weekend? Yes, you heard that right – with some simple updates, you can completely revamp your kitchen!

If you’re looking to update your kitchen without the cost and inconvenience of undergoing a full renovation, this post is meant for you! As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I’ve helped several customers update their kitchens over a weekend. Today, I’ll do the same for you. So, continue reading to find out just how you can update your kitchen quickly and at an affordable price.

Update your kitchen cabinetry

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One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a fresh look on a budget is by updating your kitchen cabinetry. Cabinets occupy a lot of visual space in any kitchen, and by updating your cabinetry, you can completely change your kitchen’s look.

While you can choose to retain the internal structure of your cabinets, updating entire cabinets won’t cost you much more. But, the visual effect offered by new cabinets is spectacular and will make your kitchen more functional.

For the best cabinets for kitchens in Perth, you’ll find everything that you need here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We offer a vast selection of kitchen cabinets, including wall cabinets, pantry cabinets and base cabinets. Whatever style or design of cabinetry you need, you can count on finding it at our store.

Replace your kitchen benchtop

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Replacing your benchtop is another way to give your kitchen a new look without spending too much money. Benchtops have gone through several different styles and designs over the years. As such, your old benchtop is probably outdated by now.

Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we offer a range of benchtops for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for laminate benchtops or stone benchtops for kitchens in Perth, you’re sure to find just what you need.

While some people consider replacing their benchtop surface, it is a better idea to update the entire benchtop altogether. A new benchtop will be very functional for you, and it will also give your kitchen a fresh appearance.

Update your kitchen tapware

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If you’re tight on a budget but still want to update your kitchen’s appearance, start by replacing your tapware. Replacing kitchen taps is incredibly easy and straightforward. And, you’ll definitely be surprised by the visual impact new tapware will offer to your space.

When updating your tapware, you have several different styles and designs to choose from including wall-mounted taps and mixer taps. I recommend you choose tapware that fits in with the overall design style of your space. If you have a modern kitchen, you should choose contemporary tapware styles. On the other hand, if you have a traditional kitchen, you should choose classic tapware styles.

And, when it comes to finding the best tapware for kitchens in Perth, you need not look further than our store. We offer an extensive selection of kitchen tapware, including classic and contemporary styles. Whether you’re looking for mixer taps, pull-out mixers or mixer and sprayer taps, you’ll find it all at our store!

Get new kitchen appliances

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Whenever customers approach me for easy tips to update their kitchens, I often suggest that they consider replacing old appliances with new appliances. While appliances will make your kitchen much more functional, they will also boost the efficiency of your space. And, of course, modern appliances come in wonderful designs, so you can update your space as well.

For high-quality yet affordable kitchen appliances in Perth, consider nothing but Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We offer an entire selection of kitchen appliances, including ovens and freestanding ovens, cooktops, microwave ovens, rangehoods, refrigerators, dishwashers and wine fridges. Whether you’re looking for small or large kitchen appliances, we offer everything that you need!

Depending on your budget, you can choose to get large appliances or small appliances for your kitchen. If you’re choosing to get new large appliances like ovens, dishwashers or refrigerators, make sure to stick to old dimensions. This way, you can give your kitchen a fresh look without having to undergo joinery. If you’re getting new small appliances like microwave ovens or wine fridges, then you won’t face this problem.

Update your kitchen splashback

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Splashbacks are an essential part of any kitchen. They protect kitchen walls from spills and stains as well as from heat and moisture damage. Not only that, but splashbacks also play an important role in determining the overall look of a kitchen. Simply by updating your kitchen splashback, you can change the look of your space completely. Plus, updating a splashback is very easy, and you can easily get it done over a weekend.

When it comes to choosing a new splashback, you have several options on hand. There are glass splashbacks, tiles, metallic splashbacks, feature splashbacks and plenty of others to choose from. However, glass splashbacks are slowly going out of trend, so it’s best you avoid them.

Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we offer a huge selection of splashback tiles, including wall tiles, feature tiles, subway tiles, and mosaic tiles. Our tiles are available in a myriad of designs, colours, shapes and styles and are all very affordable and can easily be laid over a weekend. Whether you’re looking to create a bold splashback, a feature splashback or a natural look splashback, you’ll find the tiles that you need at our store.

Check out our post on the Hottest Kitchen Splashback Trends for some splashback inspo.

Change your kitchen lighting


You may not be aware of it, but lighting plays a huge role in the visual appeal of your kitchen. Lighting also makes your workspace more usable, so it’s a good idea to pay attention to your lights.

Now, depending on the effect you want to achieve, you can add or reduce lighting in your kitchen. The most common types of lights used in kitchens include downlights, spotlights and pendant lights. It is safe to consider updating any of these. You can also go for a little extra and introduce a skylight in your space. Each type of lighting will completely alter the look of your kitchen and make it more visually appealing.

Open up your kitchen shelves

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Most modern kitchens are designed to store items and ingredients out of sight. While this offers a neat and sophisticated look, it does reduce the functionality of a kitchen. In fact, many people complain about the lack of shelf space or counter space in their kitchens.

Thankfully, you can easily introduce open shelves in your kitchen, and it can be done in next to no time at all. Not only will this help you eliminate the lack of space, but it will also allow you to give your kitchen a completely new look over the course of a weekend!

Consider introducing open shelves to an empty wall in your kitchen. You can purchase floating or bracketed shelves to open up shelving in your kitchen. Make sure to introduce a mix of books, plants and cookware to your open shelves to make them look decorative.

Install a new kitchen window

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If you’re really looking to transform the look of your kitchen over a weekend, you can consider updating your windows. While you can perform certain window treatments, it is better to update it all together.

Before you go ahead and purchase a new window for your kitchen, make sure to stick to the same dimensions. If your new window is smaller or larger than your current window, you’ll need to invest in joinery. This will take more than a weekend. However, by choosing a new window of the same size, you won’t face this problem at all.

And, for high-quality and affordable windows for kitchens in Perth, consider us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. While we offer aluminium windows, our windows are made to order. Please contact us to discuss your requirements for a new kitchen window.


If you’re looking to update your kitchen over a weekend without having to spend too much, you have plenty of options. You can consider updating your cabinetry, replacing your benchtop, updating your tapware, getting new appliances, updating your splashback, changing your lighting, opening up your shelving or getting a new kitchen window. It is quite easy to implement these options over a weekend, and by doing any of these, you can completely change the look of your space.

And, for all products that you need for your kitchens in Perth, look no further than us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

To buy our kitchen products, simply visit us in Guildford or shop from our online store today!

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