Whether you are ready to do a complete remodel, or just add some style and function to your current kitchen…read our tips for making the heart of your home more updated and inviting!
Here is a kitchen we recently remodeled to give it a brighter look:
1. Lighten it up. Lighting is so important to the ambiance and feel of a room. Brighten your kitchen with some stylish ceiling fixtures, pendants, or under cabinet lighting. Don’t forget to add a control for dimmers too.
2. Paint it. Freshen up walls, cabinets, and ceilings with a fresh coat of paint. It’s one of the quickest, most budget friendly updates.
3. Countertop Swap. Choose from real stone, quartz, or other solid surface materials. Or now they even make laminate with a bullnose edge and that allows for the look and texture of stone at a fraction of the price.
4. Make a Splash. Classic white subway tile is inexpensive, but makes a high-impact for a backsplash. Lay tile in different patterns to add interest and movement to the walls. There are also so many different glass mosaic tiles to choose from for a modern feel.
5. Update Hardware. Brushed nickel, polished chrome, matte black, pewter, or any color. Easy update and way to add personality with new cabinet hardware. Create a cohesive look with knobs and pulls in the same style family.
6. Upgrade Your Appliances. The most popular update is installing new energy efficient appliances. Get excited about cooking with a high tech range hood, duel fuel range, or water saving dishwasher.
7. Open Up. Opt for open shelves instead of upper cabinets to provide display space and make a small kitchen feel larger. Or take out the drywall soffit above the upper cabinets and put in higher 42 inch cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling for more storage.
8. Rethink the Sink. Apron front, double bowl, single bowl, under mount and a variety of materials/finishes to work with any countertop material. Pair a nice new sink with an upgraded faucet that matches the finish of the cabinet hardware.
9. Built in Storage. Add floor to ceiling wine storage on the side of a standard depth frig for a built in look. Or build a custom window seat in an unused space or nook.
10. Focus on Flooring. Ceramic tile used to be the go-to option for kitchens, but now with all of the new products available, your choices are endless. Variety of tiles, cork, laminates that look like tile or wood, or hardwood is always a classic look in the kitchen.
As a service to our clients, we are happy to speak to you or take a look at your home if you have any questions on how to get the best bang for your buck on remodeling projects. Give us a call!