For many people, kitchen might probably the most important area in their house. It can be said that the kitchen is the most used as well as where many people spend most of their time, whether they are preparing meals for their family or just sitting at the kitchen-table savoring coffee with a couple of friends. Nevertheless, whether the kitchen is small or large, it seems always that this part of the house tends to be the gathering place. It has been said that kitchen renovations can greatly improve the value of a home.
A complete kitchen upgrade is an expensive, time-consuming, and tedious task; however, there are certain ways to renovate and update the kitchen without causing inconvenience to family members, upsetting family members life, and more importantly, without spending a fortune. So, consider some of these tips and maybe you can use the savings for some other purpose!
Revive your kitchen walls
A fresh paint can do wonders. We know that kitchen walls get dirty quite easily, even if we clean them regularly. These dirty walls can make a kitchen look old and grimy. Try to make the walls colorful. Adding some colors to the walls can significantly transform the kitchen. If the kitchen is grey, why not consider going white, blue, or green? Colorful kitchen are pretty much trendy these days as seen in many of the top decorating magazines.
Not want to try colors? Well, try wallpapers. Wallpaper can make a room livelier, adding buzz and energy. Well, the kitchen is a room too, and a perfect one to apply wallpaper!
Jazz up jaded cabinets
Replacing cabinets can be costly and an arduous task. If the cabinets are not too old; if they are in good condition, but outdated, a new coat of paint or a brown mahogany wood stain can easily update the look of the cabinets. A coat of white gloss paint will certainly irradiate, brighten and wake up the kitchen. One can make a bold statement by adding some vivifying colors to the cabinets, as well. To create a classic look, one can try staining the cabinets with a darker, mellower color.
If homeowners choose to make cabinets darker, they should consider light source, as well. A kitchen must never be too murky. One may need to make the existing lighting brighter or add more lighting in the kitchen.
Change your countertops
This could be too expensive, but there are also numerous affordable options available. There is really no other way to revive jaded countertops than replacing them. People sometimes may advise to paint them, but we will not. This is one thing where a little investment will certainly pay out well in the long run. There are different material countertops available such as stainless steel, cork, wood, and even concrete. So, choose the one that matches the kitchen setting and your pocket.
Change your kitchen hardware
Something as simple and inexpensive as changing kitchen hardware can instantly uplift the kitchen’s looks. Some homeowners like their old cabinets; they are fine with just the way they are, yet those homeowners still want to revive their kitchen. Well, homeowners, be amazed! Replacing something as simple as a handle or a drawer pull can give complete new looks to a drawer or cupboard.
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