Your kitchen is the heart of your home — as well as functioning as a major selling point should you ever want to resell. Given the kitchen’s importance, you might consider enlisting some kitchen renovation professionals to keep your kitchen functional and up to date. Of course, there’s good news if you don’t have that kind of budget:even if you don’t have that type of budget, there are smaller ways that you can improve your kitchen’s appearance. Read on to discover a few tips as to how you can bring your home out of the dark ages and into the modern age.
1. Remove, recycle, refresh
If your cabinet doors are looking old and outdated, why not take them off and create an open shelving option for the room? As well, this is also a good opportunity to update the hardware on your drawers and cabinets. What’s worn down in the kitchen can usually be painted or refinished to give it some modern appeal.
2. Add more storage
There is no such thing as too much storage!
First, declutter your kitchen which will free up any available space you may already have. Second, add more storage options – including hanging racks, open shelves and cabinet organizers – to store your kitchen essentials.
3. Light it up
Depending on when your kitchen was built, you most likely have pendant lighting or fluorescent overhead fixtures. Bring your kitchen into the modern age by installing some more energy efficient alternatives such as LED lighting or skylights. As well as this, it’s always a good idea to make use of the natural light in your home; open windows and curtains and direct as much sunlight to your kitchen as you can.
4. Paint your cabinets
One of the best refreshments for your kitchen that you can undertake with a small budget is to repaint your walls and/or cabinets. Obviously, this option is far less expensive than buying new cabinets, and it also rejuvenates the appearance of your entire kitchen. However, avoid using bright hues, and opt for neutral, timeless tones instead.
6. Add a backsplash
Based on the colour scheme of your kitchen, you can customise a backsplash to suit any style. It’s as easy as buying tiles at a local home improvement store and using caulk and grout to install them in the design or style you want. It’s a quick do-it-yourself project that can significantly improve the appeal of your kitchen.
6. Hide your counters
Old countertops can suffer from scratches, dents and burn marks, making them look worn out and dirty. If you have worn countertops but don’t have the budget to replace them, find a creative way to hide their blemishes. For example, add an element like a cutting board, hide them under standing appliances, or apply a fresh coat of paint.
Whether you want a quick, DIY fix that can spruce up your kitchen or you’re looking to drastically renovate, there’s no feeling like that of a fresh kitchen. Always think about recycling whatever elements you are getting rid of in your kitchen, and never underestimate the power of a simple coat of paint!