A kitchen is, as they say, the heart of the home. It’s where the food is prepared lovingly, by family members who may also consume that food in a kitchen that has been designed with an eat-in area or bar. It’s where good friends come to share coffee, the latest news and stories of personal successes and concerns. Many significant decisions are made over meals prepared in a home’s kitchen. A kitchen is love.
READY FOR A CHANGE?
Is your kitchen in need of a redo? Does it scream with stylings from a long-gone decade? Have you grown tired of looking at the same old colors and features? If you are yearning for a change, but your budget is limited, there are numerous things you can do to renovate a tired, outdated kitchen atmosphere without going into debt or spending your last penny doing so. Here are ten suggestions that will serve to give your kitchen a new fresh feel and leave you with money in your piggy bank, too.
1.Install a mosaic backsplash. This is an ideal way to bring a bit of artistic flair to the area between your cabinets and sink area and beyond. Add distinction and color with easy-to-maintain mosaic tiles in patterns or random configurations in the colors you like best.
2.Change out your cabinet hardware. By adding new, distinctive cabinet pulls and knobs, it’s amazing how you can change the entire look and feel of your kitchen.
3.Switch out your kitchen doors. Install glass paned doors, or create a new feel with a pivoting, paneled door. Cafe doors are fun and take up less room than a single hinged door.
4.Install Pendant Lighting. Distinctive pendant lighting can suitably divide spaces within the kitchen by appropriating light in precise directions at different levels. These lights have a way of softening the ambiance of a room. They work great when installed over a kitchen workspace or bar.
5.Replace the doors of your kitchen cabinets. Give your cabinets an entirely new look and feel, just by replacing the cabinet fronts. Glass paned cabinet doors are an awesome way to create change and a new kitchen appearance.
6.Install a swing-out cabinet in your pantry. By installing one of these space saving devices, you will be amazed at how much more room you’ll gain for storing all your pantry items.
7.Install a wine bottle rack and stemware racks in your kitchen cabinets.This will serve to boost your kitchen’s look with a classy, upgraded feel.
8.Give your kitchen drawer “innards” an overhaul. By adding drawer components like spice organizers and flatware/knife organizers, you will be less cluttered and more clear minded when cooking and serving.
9.Cabinet redo. Cabinets can be much improved upon by the addition of rolling pull out/slide out holders for cleaning supplies, kitchen appliances and trash cans.
10.Replace your countertops. Laminate kitchen countertops and butchers’ block countertops make a wonderful change in any kitchen. The new laminate countertops look much different from those your parents had. They create many looks of stone and marble, very realistically and affordably.