Thursday, January 31, 2019

Four Beautiful Kitchen Interior Upgrades!


This post is contributed by Matt Lee.

One of the simplest methods for refreshing a home and increasing the property value is to upgrade the kitchen. The kitchen is a functional and comfortable gathering place which acts as the center of many homes. Each element must work cohesively in order to serve and function properly.
   
Sometimes the features of a kitchen no longer suit the style or needs of its occupants. Instead of a pricey, time-consuming kitchen remodel, consider some smaller kitchen upgrades. Simple changes such as swapping out old hardware or adding a new coat of paint can make a world of difference in the appearance and feel of a kitchen. 

Here are 4 stunning kitchen upgrades that will transform your cooking space. 

1. Revamp Your Cabinets

Cabinets form the face of the kitchen. The size, shape, color, and design of the cabinets can make or break the tone of the kitchen space. Fortunately, kitchen cabinets are also among the easiest transformations to undertake. 

For a subtle, understated change, the cabinets can be stained a natural color. Humble pine or maple cabinets can take on the appearance of pricier mahogany or cherry with a simple coat of stain and varnish. For a bolder statement, try a bright coat of paint. 

If you are not looking to make a serious change, consider a simple hardware swap to give the kitchen more up to date interior features. Consider swapping black handles for stainless steel or bronze to compliment dark colored cabinets for a more industrial look.

2. Quartz Countertops

Many older homes feature countertops made from lackluster materials, such as laminate or faux stone. Upgrading your countertops is no small task, but it can be a stunning change that will last for years. But what material should you choose?

Granite may be a popular choice, but quartz countertops are a more durable and lower maintenance option. Quartz is generally a light cream or beige color, which will stay on trend for years to come. But quartz can be easily customized to fit any style. If you are looking for a more sophisticated look with some design to it, consider quartz that looks like marble.  

3. Install Under Cabinet Lighting

Recessed lighting is a classy way to incorporate style and functionality. By installing under cabinet lighting, you can easily see and navigate the kitchen space while maintaining the warm feel of the kitchen. Under cabinet lights can eliminate the need for harsh overhead lights. Additionally, many under cabinet lighting systems can be installed easily on your own without having to call an electrician, making this upgrade a seamless transformation. 

4. Update Your Kitchen Faucets

The sink may not be one of the first places that comes to mind when upgrading the kitchen. However, with so many new advances in sink technology, there are thousands of styles, colors, and finishes to choose from. Faucets provide an opportunity to showcase your style and improve water efficiency at the same time, as many new faucets are designed with an eco-conscious purpose. 

Consider matching your faucet to the hardware on your cabinets for a seamless look. If you are considering upgrading the kitchen, a faucet upgrade can be an excellent place to begin.

Upgrading the kitchen is a rewarding undertaking. You can do as little or as much as you want and still transform the room. 

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