The kitchen is the heart of the home and most families spend many hours cooking and eating in their kitchens. Having a kitchen you love is so important, and whether you do simple updates or completely gut and redo a kitchen, having it look how you want can make you so happy. Not only is it good for your mental health, but the updates you make in a kitchen usually give a great return on the value.
1. Overhaul Cabinets
Updating cabinets in some way has probably the largest visible impact in a kitchen, as they take up so much space and are very visible from many angles. You can get all new cabinets, paint the existing ones you have, or even just get new doors for a fresh new look. You don’t have to spend a fortune to improve your cabinets, and just putting a layer of paint on them can make them look like new without having to replace them.
Adding in crown molding, painting the upper cabinets a different color from the bottom, and even painting or replacing cabinet hardware are all some inexpensive updates that many people can do themselves. Changing the type of hardware you have can make a huge impact as well- changing pulls to knobs or knobs to pulls can also help affect the look of your whole kitchen. You can match all the finishes of the metals or choose to have different finishes, like having an oil-rubbed bronze faucet and brushed nickel drawer pulls.
2. Update Countertops
Updating countertops can be an inexpensive or expensive venture, depending on many factors like materials and the extensiveness of the project. If you’re looking for an update that isn’t permanent, is cheap, and will have a huge impact on the space, you may want to consider using contact paper to cover your existing countertops. Not only will it update the look, but can update the functionality as it is a new, clean, smooth surface.
Completely replacing countertops can completely change the look of the room, and there are less expensive options like butcher block or even concrete. Many do-it-yourselfers decide to make concrete countertops themselves by adding a finish onto their current countertops, which can save so much money. If you’re looking to completely replace your countertops, you can often find granite remnants for a good price.
3. Add in Some Tile
Adding in a fun tile on the backsplash or floor is a great way to add in some personality to a kitchen. Ceramic tile is great for backsplashes, but porcelain tile is a better choice for floors, as it resists chipping and cracking better than ceramic. Using a larger tile for the kitchen floor can be a better choice for a homeowner installing it themselves, as it requires less cutting and grout lines.
Choosing in timeless styles like white subway tile can provide a good return on your investment, as the look of the tile won’t be out of style as quickly as some more trendy tiles. Choosing natural colored and neutral tile is also a good idea, as when you go to sell your house, you’re appealing to a wider variety of house hunters.
Give Us a Call to Update Your Kitchen
Whether you have some minor work to do or want to completely gut and renovate your kitchen Cavalier Builders can help with any job size. We enjoy serving our neighbors in the Hidden Hills, Los Angeles, La Mirada, and Woodland Hills, California areas. Give us a call today to get started on making your kitchen fresh and new!