The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house, since a quality kitchen can greatly increase the value of your home. To keep it in a top notch condition you need to do some remodeling and fix some things up. If you are on a tight budget, and your kitchen already looks satisfying, concentrate on details which can only enhance its look.
Refresh with Paint
Repainting the whole kitchen or even some pieces of furniture in it, can greatly improve the entire look and make it brighter and fresher. Refresh cabinets with a new bright color, such as beige, white or even some bolder ones like red, green and blue. Give you ceiling a whole new look by just refreshing it with a new coat of paint, and finally give your kitchen the character it deserves. The same you can do with other furniture you have in kitchen: repaint the chairs and table, and do not get rid of fully functional furniture, just give it new colors.
Pipes and Faucets
In order to keep your kitchen desirable and cozy, you have to make sure it is functional. Loud and leaky pipes can cause you a lot of trouble if you do not take care of them on time, so call a few plumbers and see what are the best solutions for fixing and cleaning the pipes. Also, make sure to check whether the maintenance of hot water systems in your home is appropriate. If you have some pipes that are visible in your kitchen, give them a new look and clean them off any rust and repaint them to complement the whole room. Also, to give your kitchen a sparkly look, consider replacing old faucets with bright new ones, which will serve you for a long time.
Open kitchen shelving designs have become very popular in today’s remodeling, and it is easy and simple to make. All you have to do is to remove doors from a few of your cabinets and voila! You have a completely new piece that only took a screwdriver. To introduce more drama into your kitchen you can repaint the back wall of those cabinets into some bright colors or install some lighting fixtures in there to emphasize it more. Open up those cabinets and show off your pretty glasses and colorful plates and bowls. Plus, this open concept can open up some other storage areas such as pantry.
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Upgrade the Cabinets
To give your cabinets a less square-y and dull look install a crown molding on the top of them. Crown molding will instantly change the whole look of the kitchen and transform your cabinets into more luxurious ones. After the installation, you can even be creative and paint it in a contrasting color to your cabinets and make the whole look more unique and playful.
Light it up
Providing you kitchen with enough quality lighting can greatly increase its value, but make it more comfortable, too. The cheapest thing you can do is let enough daylight come into the room. However, such a thing is not always possible, so you should consider installing some additional lighting besides the ceiling one. Install fixtures underneath your cabinets and enlighten your countertops while giving the kitchen more character. Also, to create a more inviting atmosphere, you can install rope lighting under the sink and cabinetry. Besides the perfect ambiance for family dinners and parties, you are providing the whole family with better navigation during the night.
No matter how big or small your budget is you can do miracles if you pay attention to detail. With only minor repairs, replacements and repainting you can completely transform your kitchen and enjoy spending time there more.