In lieu of uprooting your home with a huge kitchen remodel, consider these 7 kitchen upgrades that will add charisma to your kitchen without costing you time and sanity. Whether it is new flooring, tile, lighting or just some fresh paint these inexpensive kitchen upgrades will transform your home’s “hub”. At Paradis Remodeling and Building we can do any job from minor kitchen upgrades to full scale remodels.
7 Kitchen Upgrades:
Upgrade Cabinet Hardware
New cabinets can be a huge and expensive undertaking. Instead or replacing them just update the hardware. It is such a simple task and you will be amazed how new hardware can reinvent your cabinets.
New flooring will definitely spruce up your space but can wind up being an expensive kitchen upgrade. If you want to add some life to the kitchen without breaking the bank consider linoleum or natural stone. Linoleum is antimicrobial, simple to clean and comes in a variety of colors. At around $3 a square foot, natural stone (same used as patio pavers) also is an inexpensive and durable choice for a kitchen upgrade.
Another easy and inexpensive solution to outdated cabinets is a fresh coat of paint. Transform white or dark wood cabinets with a refreshing hue to make your kitchen a unique expression of your style.
Simply adding new lighting to your kitchen can make a big difference without costing too much time or money. Install pendant task lighting over an island, or mini pendant lights over a long countertop. Another option would be mounting a rustic barn light over your sink to brighten up your cleaning area.
The island is rapidly becoming a must-have kitchen upgrade. Today’s kitchen is the focal point, and the hub of nearly every home. An island can be a great place to prepare food, serve guests or act as a meeting place for your family. If you already have an island, upgrade the top with a butcher block which is a knife friendly surface and softens the look of the kitchen.
A fresh coat of paint is a good start but why stop there. If you want to give your kitchen a truly distinctive look install tile on the walls. This could end up becoming an expensive endeavor so use the tile sparingly. Try an area of blue subway tiles at the back of your range, add decorative art tiles on the trim of a wood range-hood, or use cement floor tiles on the wall as a backsplash.
Pot Rack Potential
Space in most kitchen comes at a premium, so save cabinet space by installing a pot rack and hang cookware overhead. It will save space and keep your most used pots and pans within arm’s reach.