4. Upgrade visible storage containers

While its ideal it to keep countertops as clear as possible, there are a few things that we need within reach – like hand soap – and you may prefer to keep some everyday items – like coffee and bread – on a countertop.

Store them beautifully, so that they add to your kitchen decor rather than detract from it, with a terrazzo soap dispenser (R129.99) for hand soap, a galvanised script bread bin (R279.99), and a set of three gold script design ceramic canisters for coffee, tea and sugar, all from Mr Price Home.

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5. Add a rug

Rugs are increasingly popular in kitchens and, if you’re not mad about the kitchen floor you have, adding a rug is a great way to upgrade the floor look without spending a fortune.

For a durable rug, consider a water-resistant inside-out rug, like this jailbird runner (R800) from Airloom.