Many homeowners want to give their home a new look and don’t know where to start without breaking the bank or spending a lot of money. A kitchen remodel does not have to break the bank to give your kitchen a fresh look and makeover. The kitchen is the center of your home and the place where you prepare your meals, therefore, your kitchen should be functional and appealing at the same time. An updated kitchen design increases the value of your home, so it is worth the money you put into renovating your kitchen. Don’t fret if you think that your kitchen looks dated, take a look into some of the current trends in kitchen design to guide your renovations. Here are some ways to give your kitchen a fresh look without breaking the bank.
Increase Kitchen storage
Most homeowners put additional kitchen storage on the top of the kitchen remodel wish list, consider function first with your renovation. Add kitchen storage solutions that make your life easier. Whether you need to add a spice rack or install pull-out drawers to store pots and pans, you can almost always improve the storage space in any kitchen. For example, you can add a pan rack above a kitchen island to free up a good amount of cabinet space.
Brighten walls with paint
Paint is one of the easiest ways to transform any room in your home, especially the kitchen. Light and airy colors create a crisp, clean appearance that will draw you into your kitchen more often. Paint your walls a light, neutral color to open up the space. If you are looking to really make a statement, consider a darker or brighter color that you love. With new paint on your kitchen walls, you will want to spend more time cooking delicious and healthy food.
Change cabinet hardware or paint cabinets
If you don’t have the time or budget to replace your kitchen cabinets, consider painting them or changing the hardware. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders on older kitchen cabinets, in addition to new cabinet hardware. New handles and drawer pulls also help create a sleek fresh new look in your kitchen.
Install updated light fixtures
Light is essential when preparing food in the kitchen. You need bright lighting to read the fine print of recipes and measure ingredients accurately. Transform your old dated kitchen by changing the fluorescent lights or halogen lights with new kitchen lighting. Create a fresh new updated kitchen by adding new LED lighting such with recessed lights, strip lighting under cabinets, and pendant lighting for a bar counter or breakfast nook.
Let in natural light
Natural light adds to the ambience of your kitchen and makes it feel more open, so consider installing kitchen shutters to let in plenty of natural light. Kitchen shutters will not retain cooking smells like drapes and they are easy to clean. Shutters create a neutral look that goes with any design.
Add a Tile Backsplash
If your kitchen doesn’t already have a Tile Backsplash, this is another easy way to update the kitchen area and create a focal point in your kitchen. Tile Backsplashes are affordable because they usually only involve renovating a small area. Add a punch of color just above your sink with any tile you choose. There are so many options to choose from for your kitchen tile backsplash, you have stone tile, glass tile, a mixture of tile and stone, metals, and so much more. Be creative and play with patterns to add interest to the backsplash area.
Change Your Kitchen Countertop
Your kitchen countertop sets the tone of your kitchen design. It is a very large area and can’t be ignored as you walk in or look into the kitchen. This one simple thing can help you hate the kitchen or love the kitchen. It is relatively easy for a professional to remove the existing countertop and install a new one. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you may be able to get away with a remnant piece of stone. When you do this, your kitchen will feel new and improved. You will not even think about the fact that you did not change the kitchen cabinets. This also will allow you to change to kitchen faucet and kitchen sink. These two items will make the kitchen look fresh and new.
It’s time to enjoy a kitchen that is built to meet your needs and keeps your home looking updated. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, and you’ll soon be making memories of fun family gatherings and cooking adventures in your beautiful new kitchen.