Kitchen Remodel Top Tips

All white kitchen with island lights

Kitchens are commonly known as the heart of the home, and for good reason! The kitchen is very often the place where people congregate and spend time together. Because of this, kitchen remodels and upgrades are one of the number one ways to increase the value of your home. People who are interested in having an updated kitchen will pay a premium when purchasing a home.  Besides, with all the time spent there, why not make it as inviting and impressive as possible?  

What’s the best style of kitchen upgrade? 

Kitchen remodels can vary greatly in size and cost.  There are many different items in a kitchen that you can include or leave out of your remodel depending on desire and budget. It might be beneficial to upgrade in stages, so that your kitchen is usable throughout.  For an all inclusive remodel, however, it’s probably best to handle everything at the same time- and as quickly as possible!  Kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances are some of the most common upgrades that are made. 

Minor Upgrades with Big Impact

White Subway Tile Backsplash

Adding a backsplash can be an inexpensive way to make a big style difference in your kitchen.

White subway tile can give your kitchen a very clean, modern look.  A glass tile backsplash can make your kitchen look elegant and classy.  Even stenciling a design can elevate the look of your kitchen and draw attention. 

New cabinet hardware

Replacing the hardware on your cabinets and drawers can easily make a big difference in style. 

This easy upgrade is something almost anyone can do themselves, which makes it a very inexpensive way to give your kitchen a facelift.    You can choose from drawer pulls or knobs, in a variety of colors ranging from metallic gold or silver to a brushed black finish.

Kitchen Island Hanging Lights

A new light fixture can revitalize a drab kitchen.  Bright lighting can make your space look bigger.  Pendant lights work great in a kitchen, especially over an island,  to add a beautiful and functional focal point.   If you have an eat-in dining area, a chandelier is a great addition to make your area intimate and stylish. Under cabinet lighting can give great ambient lighting that you can leave on all night.  This creates soft lighting that looks very elegant.

Built In Kitchen Appliances

Bang for your Buck

If you can only upgrade one thing in your kitchen, the most beneficial is to do your appliances.  Besides aesthetics, an expensive marble countertop offers no added benefit over a cheaper laminate.  A $100 light fixture will light an area just as much as a $1000 one.  Upgraded appliances can offer you features and benefits that actually make cooking easier and more enjoyable. 

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