A less-than-ideal kitchen may be fine for spring and winter. But once the summer season arrives, you want to turn your food prep area into a bright and welcoming space. Here are seven tips for doing exactly that.
Just about the easiest and least time-consuming change you can make in the kitchen is to organize it. Put anything that doesn't belong on the countertops away. Then eliminate anything in the cabinets and drawers that you haven’t used in at least a year. Organize whatever you have left using roll-out trays and drawer dividers that are available from Kitchen Tune-Up.
Color it Different
Another inexpensive change but one with a dramatic impact is to re-paint the kitchen walls a different color. If you’re not comfortable with picking a bold color stick with a neutral white, gray, or beige, and add bold color accents using accessories, towels and framed art. You can always change out the accessories for a different color when you want to.
Update the Cabinets
For a quick fix to the cabinets, change the knobs and other hardware, or paint the doors. If you want a more substantial change, Kitchen Tune-Up can recondition wood to free it from wear and tear, reface cabinet doors, add new doors to existing cabinets, or install all-new custom cabinets.
Transform the Backsplash
If you want to add a bold color to the kitchen without overwhelming the space or love a particular material that’s too expensive to use as a countertop, consider making these changes to the backsplash. It's less involving than coloring the entire space and costs far less than using the material as a countertop.
Rethink the Sink
You don’t normally think of the sink when you want to spruce up the kitchen. And yet this is the one feature you use multiple times a day, which translates to more pleasure for an upgrade. If you’re on a budget, changing out the faucets is relatively inexpensive and is something you can do yourself. If can afford a kitchen showcase, you can also opt for a top-of-the-line sink with multiple compartments and high-end plumbing fixtures.
Update the Appliances
Aside from visual appeal, appliances that are upgraded can pay long-term dividends. Modern appliances are more energy efficient than even ones manufactured a few years ago. So what you spend on them may come back to you in utility bill savings when spread out over years or decades.
Replace the Countertops
Replacing your countertops can grant your kitchen a fresh new look since they occupy a large area and are one of the first things people notice when they enter the space. This involved process requires the expert consultation with Kitchen Tune-Up who can help with material selection and installation. The company can also seal your existing granite countertops so they look as good as new.
When you are ready to spruce up your kitchen, call us at Kitchen Tune-Up!