Whether you love to cook or prefer take-out, a beautiful, modern kitchen is something most homeowners dream about. But for many, a full kitchen renovation isn’t always within reach.
Luckily, there are a few key ways to improve your kitchen that don’t involve a full-scale renovation.
Update Your Cabinets
Sometimes, the best solution to a dated kitchen, or a kitchen lacking in style, is to upgrade the cabinets. Sanding and painting your cabinets will give your entire kitchen a facelift. Many homeowners are opting for white cabinets as the colour white will help your kitchen feel bigger and brighter, or you can choose different colours for your upper and lower cabinets for a unique look. After you’ve painted the cabinets, install new handles, knobs and drawer pulls to make your update complete.
Upgrade Your Appliances
Nothing makes a kitchen look dated like old, worn-out appliances. Stainless steel appliances are the most popular choice and can really help your kitchen look new and modern. Replace your refrigerator, stove and dishwasher at the same time with coordinated appliances to pull the look together. You may even be able to save some money, as many stores offer deals for purchasing multiple appliances together.
Install a Backsplash
A kitchen backsplash can make a big impact on your kitchen, both aesthetically and functionally. If you have an old backsplash, or if your kitchen doesn’t have one at all, consider installing a tile backsplash. Simple white subway tiles look great in almost any kitchen, or you can choose a tile with a bit of colour to add some dimension and style to your space. Whatever you choose, a tile backsplash will help you keep your kitchen cleaner and will protect your walls from splashes.
Replace Your Countertops, Sink & Faucet
If you want to increase your home’s value but can’t afford a full kitchen renovation, a new kitchen countertop is a great option. If you have a laminate countertop, consider replacing it with granite or quartz. It’s a good idea to install a new sink at the same time, like a farmhouse sink. (Expert tip: Don’t forget to update your faucet — a new faucet has more impact than you think.)
Install New Kitchen Floors
If your current floor just isn’t working in your kitchen, consider installing new floors to really make your kitchen look new. You have lots of options for kitchen flooring, from classic ceramic tile, to tiles that mimic the appearance of hardwood, to laminate floors that can look like almost any flooring material. Whatever you choose, make sure it can stand up to moisture.
If you’re thinking about installing new floors in your kitchen, contact the team at Bigelow Flooring! With years of experience in the flooring industry, we can help you choose the perfect floor for your kitchen.