It’s amazing how much we accumulate over the years.
Try setting aside an afternoon to sort out your kitchen cupboards, then organise them so you have access to the things you use every day.
If you have a dresser, this is the perfect place to show off neat stacks of crockery, cups and glassware.
Ideally, you should have task lights, such as spotlights, over the worktops, halogen bulbs on the extractor and overhead lighting with ambient light in a dining area.
Wilko and B&Q sell furniture primer and a range of paints suitable for wood, melamine and MDF cupboards.
Dramatically change the look of your kitchen by replacing your existing worktops. If you have spare cash, consider extras, such as heat rods that can be fitted into the surface for a permanent pan stand or a built-in draining board.
Try to avoid anything that’s too extreme, as there’s already a lot of activity going on in the kitchen and you don’t want it to seem even busier.
Display selected items on open shelving and think about reorganising your worktop so you only have your favourites on show.
Paint in general is easiest and least expensive way to transform a kitchen.