Does your kitchen need a bit of a refresh? Join the club. Kitchens are often high-traffic areas and tend to get more cluttered and messier than other areas of the house. So, growing tired of your kitchen is only natural. A complete kitchen renovation isn’t cheap, but there are plenty of upgrades you can do that will make a huge difference and won’t totally break the bank. If you’re ready to dive into elevating your kitchen, here are some ideas of where to start.
Your countertops take up some series kitchen real estate. Not only are they one of the kitchen’s focal points, but they also have the potential to completely shift the vibe and aesthetic of the entire room. If your kitchen feels too small and cluttered, go for light-coloured countertops that are single-toned or simple in texture, so they subtract the noise instead of adding to it. New countertops can completely modernize your kitchen, and they will give you the exact refresh you’re looking for.
A Beautiful Backsplash
Backsplashes are called backsplashes for a reason. These babies are known for enduring a serious mess and tend to wear and stain after a while. On top of that, they are typically a product of the style that was popular when your home was last renovated (or when it was built). Tiles, wallpaper, and paint trends change rapidly, so switching your backsplash to something that’s either more trendy or timeless will enhance the overall look of your kitchen. It can also welcome lightness, warmth, or energy depending on what you want and the colour pallet you go for.
Replace The Sink
Kitchens are all about functionality. If you have a sink that’s too small to do dishes efficiently or fill large pots, it may add unnecessary stress to your cooking and cleaning experience. A new sink (perhaps one with a garbage disposal) can totally change the way you work in the kitchen. It can also level up the look of your kitchen if you’ve got an old, stained sink.
Re-Imagine Your Organization
In the kitchen, organization is everything. Rather than taking on a full renovation project, look at your cabinets, drawers, and pantry to see how things are organized and how they could be better. For example, do you have a spice rack or storage system that allows you to see everything? Do you have a system for your pots and pans that allows you to grab what you want without making a massive ruckus? Perhaps you’d like to re-arrange how your dishware is stored and what goes where. Take an inventory of everything and consider buying some organizers and inserts to make the whole place more efficient and more zen. Hot tip: Start with tupperware. It’s always in need of organization.
Upgrade Your Appliances
A new appliance is seriously a life-changer. If you’re willing to splurge, a new fridge, oven, or dishwasher can really enhance the way you cook, clean, organize and live. If you’re not looking to spend big money, consider something smaller like a new toaster or mauve something you don’t have, like an electric mixer.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Last but not least, paint works wonders to give a space a little makeover without emptying your bank account. You can paint the cabinets, walls, or even the ceiling. Truly, there’s not much that a fresh coat of paint can’t help.