Kitchens: The heart of the home

It never fails that the kitchen always seems to be the hub of a home. Whether entertaining, or just having a regular family meal, people always tend to congregate in the kitchen. If you are not in a position to completely overhaul or remodel your kitchen, there are many affordable ways to improve and modernize your space. See below for some cost-effective tips to upgrade your kitchen:

Paint: A fresh coat of paint on the walls can brighten any room. If your cabinets are tired looking, consider a glossy finish. Be sure to clean all surfaces before painting.

Hardware: Small touches such as changing the hardware in your kitchen to modern chrome or brushed stainless steel can instantly provide a current feeling to your kitchen. Consider upgrading your sinks and faucets to match. If you are handy, this can be done quite easily.

Lighting: Consider changing dated lighting to pot lights or adding a new modern light fixture over the table and/or island.

Tiles: Many modern kitchens are now sporting sleek tile backsplashes. Consider adding a tile backsplash in your kitchen. Be sure to choose a design that is clean, simple and crisp so that it doesn’t date too quickly.

Countertops: There are many options for affordable countertops now. Explore different options to be sure that you get the most value for your dollar. If you dream of granite, there are now companies that can install a granite overlay on top of your existing countertops that is more affordable than a complete granite countertop.

Accessorize: Keep accessories minimal and consistent. If you have chrome sinks and hardware, consider purchasing chrome canisters to house kitchen utensils or baking products. A few modern accessories and a fresh bouquet of flowers can instantly add a modern and fresh feel to your kitchen.

Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to involve a complete overhaul. There are many affordable ways to enhance your kitchens functionality and modernize your space. Use the above tips to get you started.

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