As family life grows even busier and open floor plans grow even more popular, traditional kitchens are beginning to seem outdated. This is why many people are spending over $20K to do a complete kitchen remodel. Fortunately, there are some things you can do without spending so much money and yet give your kitchen of yester-year a completely updated look.
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
It’s not important for you to completely replace all your kitchen cabinets when you do a kitchen remodel. Simply by painting them you can feel like they’re new again. If you have a small kitchen, you should opt for white paint because this will provide a look that’s both clean and fresh so it brightens up the space. On the other hand, dark colors can make a bold statement, especially in a big kitchen.
Add new Hardware to Your Kitchen
Adding new hardware (e.g. pulls and knobs) to help you look like you’ve done a kitchen remodel. Instead, you’ll only spend a little money at the hardware store in your neighborhood. They’ll have lots of styles and colors for you to choose from. If you can’t afford this either, try repainting your hardware with some spray paint in either silver or bronze.
Install a new Kitchen Sink
Adding a new sink will make as significant of an impact as if you were to add new cabinets or flooring. However, the sink will cost you much less money. Simply measure your current sink then buy a granite, stainless, or composite replacement that will fit right in the same hole and make sure you buy a new updated faucet to go with it.
Add Recessed Lighting
Dark kitchens make spaces seem small and uninviting. By installing some recessed lighting under your cabinets, you can easily add more light to the whole room. If you don’t feel as though you can manage the electricity, you can choose a battery or plug-in option for your kitchen remodel.
Install new Countertops
You’ll pay thousands for granite, custom-made countertops, but laminate looks better today than in the past. Not only is it durable, it’s also stylish. Other available options include soapstone and butcher block. Although they cost more than laminate, they’ll update your kitchen for less than granite costs.
Add Additional Counter Space
A creative way of adding more kitchen counter space is to simply push two carts together, creating an island made out of butcher block. This can also add storage space without requiring you to install new cabinets.
Update Your Backsplash
Stylish backsplashes give your kitchen a focal point. Tile backsplashes are relatively inexpensive too. Instead of using traditional tiling, opt for tiles that you simply peel off and stick to your walls or use beadboard to make your life easier.
Update Outdated Appliances
Stainless appliances are more stylish than white ones. An easy kitchen remodel here is to simply apply contact paper that looks like stainless steel. You can also use appliance paint.
By following these tips you’ll be able to create a kitchen that fits both your life and your lifestyle. This is something that Hybrid Construction LLC can help you with. In fact, they’ve helped many clients successfully update their kitchen in this way over the years. Give them a call so you can be next.