You’re likely to have spent a lot more time at your home in the past year. There is no better time than now to improve your home. Because it is often considered the heart and soul of the home, the kitchen is the best place to begin.
Although remodeling a house can be expensive and time-consuming, it can often transform the entire space. These ideas will give your kitchen a new look without breaking the bank, whether you want to increase your home’s value over time or sell it in the near future.
1. Give your old cabinets a facelift
You can make your cabinets look new again by using a bit of elbow grease, paint, and a screwdriver. You should start with unfinished wood. However, you can scratch up stained or painted wood with sandpaper to ensure that the paint sticks well. Make sure to thoroughly clean your cabinets, removing any grease and dirt. Before you start, remove or tape the hardware. You might consider a semi-gloss or gloss finish, which will be easy to clean.
2. A fun backsplash can liven things up
A textured backsplash can be a great way to liven up your kitchen without having to remodel the entire space. You can be creative and use a variety of materials and finishes to make this a fun project. You can add personality and style to your kitchen by installing a new backsplash.
3. For a modern look, update hardware
It’s easy and inexpensive to update the lighting fixtures and faucets in your kitchen. Although the kitchen is the most important area in a home that sells, it can also be a selling point. However, if your budget doesn’t allow for a full remodel, minor updates such as lighting and faucets can give the room a facelift.
4. A Kitchen Island can increase your counter space
Many people prefer open-concept kitchens and adding an island to your kitchen is a great way of including extra storage, counter-top space, seating, and more. Make sure you have enough space. If you plan to add seating, make sure there is at least two feet of room for the chairs. To allow for easy walkways, you’ll need at least three feet between each end of the island. Your kitchen island will need approximately 12 feet of space.
5. Consider Creative and Practical Flooring Options
When putting together your home, it’s exciting to look for new materials such as tile, flooring, and countertops. It is important to think about the everyday wear and tear that these materials will experience when choosing these items.
Hardwood floors, for example, are beautiful but not practical for everyone. A hardwood floor can be damaged by pets and children, so it will need to be replaced within a few years. Laminate wood floors are a better option for active families. Laminate wood floors look just like hardwood and are much more durable than traditional hardwood. You can save money by weighing the pros and cons before you choose a material for your home.
No matter if you are working with a professional or not, allow at least one week for final touches and to address any unexpected problems that may arise. An entire kitchen renovation can involve replacing old appliances, cabinets, and countertops, as well as updating back-splash or flooring.