Maybe you’re tired of the same old humdrum look. Maybe you’re getting ready to sell. No matter what the rationale there are countless ways to update your kitchen. But more to the point there are countless inexpensive ways to do it as well. Here’s a quick list of things you can do to give your kitchen the facelift it needs at a cost that doesn’t break the bank.
1. Change the backsplash tile – Changing or adding a new backsplash tile to the area above your sink or stove can be both fun and creative. Choose your favorite colors and blend them together to create a unique design. It’s a great way to add color and texture to a standard kitchen.
2. Upgrade the appliances – Sometimes the only thing a kitchen needs upgrading are the appliances. Add a new dishwasher or refrigerator for a low cost update. But be sure to monitor the trends first, otherwise you could wind up with wood panel when stainless steel is really the thing to have.
3. Change the lighting – Rather than having one fluorescent strip over the sink and one standard light fixture in the center of the room, consider using track lighting instead. Easy to install and relatively cost effective, a good set of track lights can give your kitchen a light, airy and modern feel.
4. Paint the interior – This is the easiest way to give your kitchen a completely transformed look. If your kitchen is dark in color then go the opposite route and lighten it up. You’ll be amazed at how much larger the kitchen appears simply by changing the paint on the walls.
5. Add accessories – A great way to change the look of your kitchen is simply to change the accents. Use a different table cloth and add color with dishtowels. You could also change out the knobs and handles on your drawers and cabinets to something more unique or trendy.
No matter which one of these options you choose you’re sure to give your kitchen a fresh, new look. Often a little goes a long way so if you’re unsure about your design or upgrade, starting small is a great way to get a better feel for the look you’re going for. Major renovations are often not needed. Sometimes all it takes is a little backsplash tile to bring a 20th century kitchen into the modern age.
This post was written by Tracy Tesmer Remodeling, specializing in home, kitchen and bathroom remodeling in Gainesville, GA. Tracy has over 30 years of experience as a remodeling expert and hosts a weekly home improvement radio show on WDUN to discuss kitchen, home, and bathroom remodeling in Gainesville, GA.