Renovating your kitchen can be a great way to add value to your home, but with the average cost of a kitchen renovation being $25,047, this may not be an option for everyone. Thankfully, there are other great ways to upgrade the heart of your home without too much cost. In this article, we’ll inspire you with some creative ideas which you can apply to your kitchen.
Update Your Fixtures
Give your kitchen a new look by updating your drawer and cabinet fixtures. Metallic materials such as brushed gold, stainless steel or copper can add a touch of class to the room and a new set of faucets in a finish that complements the other fixtures in your kitchen will give it an immediate lift.
Energy Efficient Appliances
Purchasing a new kitchen appliance such as a new refrigerator or dishwasher can seem like a hefty expense, but may save you money in the long run. Many of the appliances on the market today are not just aesthetically pleasing, they also come with energy-saving functionality that is beneficial for the planet as well as your pocket. To make your money go further, look out for an appliance sale to get a great deal on your next appliance.
Add Decorative Items
While most people focus on their living room or bedrooms, the kitchen is sometimes overlooked when it comes to décor.
Adding decorative elements such as a vase of flowers or some small plant pots not only brings color and freshness to your kitchen but also a hint of nature. Hang some artwork on your walls and display your favorite dishes or glassware proudly. If you are a keen cook and have a library of cookbooks, these can be colorfully arranged next to a bowl of fresh lemons.
Decorative jars used to store sugar or tea are an attractive feature to any kitchen countertop as well as an ornate soap dish or a liquid soap decanter.
Lighting can make a world of difference to any room and can transform the ambience of your kitchen at the flick of a switch.
If your kitchen currently has only one overhead light fitting, consider adding ambient and accent lighting to give it a modern and multi-purpose feel. Flush or semi-flush mounts or recessed lighting can illuminate the room in a more subtle and tasteful way while dimmer switches or pendant lighting is perfect for creating an intimate setting for dinner parties or a relaxing meal.
Under or inside cabinet lighting is a practical feature, and it softly illuminates your kitchen while creating a modern appeal.
Paint Your Cabinets
Rather than an entire overhaul of your kitchen cabinetry, a fresh coat of paint to your existing set can work wonders.
The choice of colors will depend on the look you are going for. A monochrome look incorporating black and white or white and dark grey can instantly modernize your kitchen. For a lighter, brighter look, consider blues, greens or yellows.
With these five tips, your kitchen will be instantly transformed and brought into the present day.
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