Makeover Your Northern CA Kitchen Without Renovating

 In Home Improvement

Since we’re still in the first part of 2018, you might be considering making upgrades to your home for when the spring season brings about house-guests. Because one of the most renovated rooms in a home has always been the kitchen, it’s no wonder that homeowners are constantly looking for ways to make their cooking area look fresh on a budget. Here’s several ways to give your kitchen a makeover without requiring a renovation.

Change the Color

Updating your color scheme can make all the difference in the world when it comes to changing a kitchen from an eyesore to a modern space. Older, yellowed pigments combined with poor lighting can form a cocktail of unsightly kitchen features. If the area looks small and outdated, consider lightening the color of the cabinets to an airy white (or soft grey) to make the kitchen look fresher and more open. Darkening your flooring is also a great contrast to newer, lighter cabinet colors.

Fix the Fixtures

As home décor grows along with modern trends, fixtures won’t be left behind. That sink from the 1970s isn’t one of those things that has kept an ageless style however. Replacing the old sink in harvest gold or avocado, with a new steel basin is a start. A new faucet made from quality material is another way to improve the look and function of your kitchen sink.

Handle the Cabinets

Old cabinet handles show a kitchen’s age. Thankfully, they’re also very easy and usually quite inexpensive to replace. Remove handles with worn-out gold finish and add a new knob or handle which keeps up with the most current trends. Being that cabinet handles and knobs are relatively inexpensive, they can be upgraded over and over throughout the years.

Proper Lighting

Some of the problem with the outdated look of your kitchen could have to do with poor or improper lighting. Consider replacing the bulbs in existing lights, so that you’re getting a fresh white light rather than a dingy orange. It might also be a great idea to install under-cabinet lights to increase visibility in all corners of the room. If your budget allows it, replacing the light fixtures all together is another great idea to refresh the whole kitchen.

Upgrading part of your home is always a good idea for adding value to your home, especially if you’re getting ready to sell your home.

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