The kitchen is the heart of the home, and sometimes it needs a little renovating to bring it back to its former glory. Here are five kitchen remodeling ideas that will give you a return on investment, help you fall in love with your kitchen again, and allow you to stay within your budget.
When you walk into a kitchen, counters are usually the first thing you notice. Much like last year, a significant kitchen remodeling trend we’ll expect to see more of in 2020 will be old laminate countertops being upgraded to stone or natural wood. We love this trend because it’s not only beautiful, but can be done on a budget while increasing your home’s resale value.
Sinks are built to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Over the years however, damage becomes more visible and a simple sink replacement can make a drastic difference in the overall appearance of your kitchen.
Stainless steel sinks are easy on the budget, pair well with any style of counter, and are incredibly durable. Porcelain sinks are also a beautiful trending option for those of you who don’t expect to put too much hard wear on your sink.
Replacing Kitchen Hardware
If you want a project that won’t take up too much time but will still freshen up your kitchen, try updating your kitchen hardware. Who knew adding such small items like warm metallic gold and brass drawer pulls and cabinet knobs to a traditional kitchen could make such a big difference?
Freshen up Your Cabinets
While we don’t believe classic white cabinets will go out of style anytime soon, we do see it giving way to the trending two-tone look. Consider contrasting white upper cabinets with natural warm gray and blue tones on your lower cabinets.
For small kitchens, a great budget-friendly idea for the aspiring minimalist that will make the space more breathable is to remove the upper cabinets altogether, or install the much-loved open shelving concept.
Traditional kitchens tend to suffer from outdated lighting, which results in a lot of dark and patchy spots. Overhead fixtures do a great job of brightening up the entire space, while pendant lights lighten specific areas. The key to mixing and matching while still keeping a consistent look, is to choose at least one element such as the finish or the shape, and stay consistent with that element on each light.
Another great idea that deserves mention is placing LED lighting under or above your cabinets. There are many different shades and styles of lighting available, so you can pick a product that will match the warm or cool tones of your home.
With the help of these simple remodeling ideas, it’s easy to make your kitchen look bigger, brighter and updated while still staying on budget. Check out our gallery for more ideas and inspiration, and get excited to love your “new” kitchen again.
6/14/2020 06:47:42 pm
Thank you for these kitchen remodeling ideas! My friend is thinking about giving his kitchen a facelift but he's not sure where to begin. I like how you mentioned that he should consider changing the appearance of his cabinets, such as changing their colors. I should suggest that he also consult those kitchen remodeling experts we saw online. Who knows, they might help make his ideas a reality!
10/11/2020 05:47:20 pm
I loved your suggestions of different lighting fixtures to use when doing a kitchen remodel project to give it a more modern look. As soon as I stepped into the new house that we bought, the kitchen was immediately one of the places that I wanted to work on since it always felt dark and gloomy to me. After reading your article, I'm more convinced that getting good lighting is going to be on the top of my priority list when I find a kitchen remodeling contractor that can help me out.
2/9/2021 09:56:13 pm
I agee with mixing matching lighting. It does the job very well for me.
3/28/2021 08:31:02 pm
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1/5/2022 06:01:53 pm
I really like how you tackled different ways to replace and update the hardware in a kitchen. The hardware probably matters to us the most in a kitchen considering how many of us want to pursue home cooking. I'll definitely take these tips into account once I start working with a kitchen remodeling expert.
4/27/2022 03:05:06 am
If I were to remodel my kitchen, I would make sure to have new cabinets installed. Thank you for sharing that it will be best to have a new countertop added. I also agree with you that it's wiser to have a realistic budget.
I like that you suggested contrasting colors for the cabinets such as choosing white hues for the upper ones while gray or blue tones for the lower parts. I will suggest that to my husband when we hire kitchen remodeling services before this year ends to add storage areas for the room. It would be a good idea to think about the design and palettes as well to make the area inviting.
9/29/2022 01:19:25 pm
I like how you mentioned that some renovation can bring a kitchen back to its former glory. I would think it would be a good idea to invest some money in hiring a reliable contractor when renovating your kitchen. Working with a contractor seems like the best way to restore your kitchen to its former glory.
10/12/2022 06:04:06 pm
I appreciate what you said about using white cabinets. We have darker cabinets but want a change. I'll have to consider getting a contractor to present us with some options.
11/16/2022 04:59:49 am
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11/16/2022 05:07:37 am
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