Your kitchen is truly the heart of your home, and every once in a while it is time for kitchen remodeling. When you spend so much time in one space, everything begins to blend together. So, if your kitchen is tired and needs a little “spark” added, we’ve got kitchen remodeling tips for you. Once you tackle these three small tasks, your kitchen will be your “go to” room.
Take a good look at your kitchen cabinet hardware. Does it say 1970’s, 1980’s, or even an earlier time period? The retro look can be great, but make sure it ties in with the rest of your current home décor. Just by updating those knobs, pulls, or handles that you have, most people will comment with, “I love your new cabinets!” Now that is an inexpensive way to update your kitchen.
Laminate flooring is a floor that will be enjoyed for years to come. It is not only affordable, but it withstands the wear and tear that many families can toss towards it. There are plenty of different types of laminate flooring. From oak to barnwood, from cherry to acacia, the choice is yours! The look and feel of “real” is there, but the daily maintenance is so much simpler than real wood.
Check out the lighting in your kitchen. Is the fixture designed with wicker, or maybe even a long fluorescent box? If so, it’s time to install a new light! Many homeowners can install a new light fixture themselves, but if you are unsure, do call a professional. Recessed lighting, pendant lights, and even under cabinet lighting can really change the look and feel of your kitchen. There are many wonderful options in the market place today, in regards to lighting for your kitchen. Take the plunge and install a new light fixture. You and your family will be amazed at the new feel your kitchen will have.
Now that you have new cabinet hardware, laminate flooring and new lighting; your kitchen is going to be the “go to” place in your neighborhood. In just three small tasks, you would have never guessed kitchen remodeling could be so simple. The heart of your home will have become more inviting and a room that you will spend even more time in. Keep a deck of cards close by, iced tea in the fridge, and you will be ready to entertain your friends and family 24/7!
Have you upgraded your kitchen? Tell us what you did in the comments below!