Your kitchen is an integral part of your home. Whether you enjoy entertaining friends every week, or you like to simply enjoy the company of your family, the kitchen plays a large role in the comfort of those who enter your home. Not only does your kitchen serve a practical function, allowing you to cook and bake for loved ones, it also serves as a place for entertaining, a cozy space for families to chat about their day, and a haven for enjoying the art of cooking. That is why it is important to ensure your kitchen is both functional and features a design that reflects your personal taste in style. If you have been eyeing your kitchen and dreaming of a makeover, read on to learn some of our must know kitchen makeover ideas. Even if you are working with a limited budget, we have the tips you need to make your kitchen shine.
1. Start With A List
Before you head out and buy expensive decor and hire contractors to come tear apart your kitchen, take time to create a list of the things you most want to see improved in your kitchen. Are you happy with the structure and functionality of the kitchen? Is the color scheme bothering you? Do you want to open up the space or implement more countertop space? Take the time to consider what you really want out of this remodel. By prioritizing your must haves, you can make better choices for the budget you are working with, which will make the process less stressful down the road.
2. Add Patterns & Colors
If you have a kitchen that is looking drab and outdated, a little color and some patterns could spice it up. Instead of investing in a whole new backsplash, consider purchasing some fun easy-to-apply decorative peel and stick wall coverings. You can find backsplash adhesives in almost any style, from mock tile to fun prints. This can add just a touch of color or texture to an otherwise boring backsplash.
Do you have an old retro styled backsplash? Instead of replacing the backsplash, style your kitchen around it. Embrace the retro feel and focus instead on refacing your cabinets or countertops to match the style.
Adding color and patterns doesn’t only need to be through backsplashes and walls. You can also add more flair through cost effective methods like adding fresh vases of flowers, new containers on your countertop, and a fresh set of curtains over your window.
3. Organize & De-Clutter
It is often surprising just how much organization can do for a space. Your kitchen might feel cramped and unappealing simply due to the clutter taking up your counter space. Start by assessing everything on your counters. Do you really need every specialized gadget you have, or are there items on your counter you haven’t touched in years? Consider getting rid of items that you never use, or consolidating with multi-purpose gadgets. For example, instead of having a toaster oven and a traditional toaster, consider a two-in-one appliance. By ridding your counters of clutter, you can open up the space and make it feel fresh again.
Another great way to declutter is to organize items using handy roll-outs and kitchen cabinet organizers. You can browse our handy organization roll-outs here. These organizers will help you free up counter space, and keep your kitchen functional. Instead of crouching over constantly or getting down on your hands and knees to get buried items out of the back of a cabinet, these organizers will allow you to quickly locate any item you need. This makes your kitchen more enjoyable to use and will provide a cleaner look.
4. Cabinet Refacing
Instead of spending the money to tear out all your cabinets and replace everything, consider freshening the look of your kitchen with cabinet refacing services. Refacing is an excellent option for those working on a budget. When we reface your cabinets we remove the existing doors, drawer faces, or even complete drawers and install new ones. This allows you the opportunity to pick a new style for your kitchen, without the hefty price tag of complete cabinet replacement.
Depending on the type of refacing style you opt for, you might also replace the frames and end panels of your cabinets to match the new style. You can also select new crown moldings, base shoe moldings, and hardware to help update the overall look of your kitchen. One of our design consultants will be happy to help you determine what the best options are for the style you are trying to achieve.
Ready To Get Started?
If you are ready to give your kitchen a facelift, give our team a call. We can help you design a beautiful, functional space without breaking the bank. By implementing these easy tricks, your kitchen can be the warm, inviting space you want it to be. Contact a design consultant on our team today.