For many homeowners, the prospect of kitchen remodeling often evokes images of a gutted kitchen that is unusable for weeks while expensive updates are made. Fortunately, there are some cost-effective, simple strategies that homeowners can take to give their kitchens a fresh appearance. Below are 7 ways to update your kitchen without a major overhaul.

  1. Repaint your cabinets. Giving your old cabinets a fresh coat of paint can mask their dated appearance and infuse new life into their appearance. New paint can make a particularly stark difference in old, dark-stained wood cabinets.

    • Update your countertops. Adding new countertops is one of the best ways to transform an outdated kitchen. Affordable options include laminate and tile. Homeowners seeking a more sophisticated appearance may opt for glass, granite and quartz options.

    • Install new lIght fixtures. New light fixtures will brighten your kitchen and give it a more modern appearance. Lighting choices to consider include pendant lighting, under-cabinet lighting and island lighting.

    • Hang a mirror. This cost-effective strategy accomplishes several goals. For instance, a mirror can make a small kitchen feel more spacious and make a dark kitchen appear brighter. Strategically hang the mirror so they reflect an appealing view. You can also add mirrors to existing cabinets. Try this mirror from World Market for a simple farmhouse feel.

      • Spruce up your kitchen’s drop zone. A cluttered drop zone can make your kitchen appear dated and disorganized. The smaller the space, the more important it is to be intentional about organization.  You can quickly enhance your kitchen by adding some shelving, storage baskets and hanging hooks. If your kitchen doubles as a mudroom, add a handy shoe rack or a bench with storage.

    • Add a new backsplash. Consider installing a colorful new backsplash to give your kitchen a fun, modern appearance. Possible options include mosaic tiles, textured tiles or even a chalkboard backsplash.

    We invite you to connect with us for more simple ways to transform your kitchen.

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