Has the high cost of living caused you to put your kitchen remodeling dreams on hold? Fortunately, there are numerous remodeling tips you can use to design a kitchen that looks amazing but is still affordable. Changing a few key elements can save you money and make your kitchen look like you spent a fortune.
Focus on fixtures
Replacing outdated kitchen faucets can have a big impact on the appearance of a kitchen. For instance, if you have an old-style chrome faucet, replacing it with a bronze or matte black faucet will instantly give it an updated look. A standard faucet can be replaced by a goose-neck faucet or a pull-down faucet to give a kitchen a modern flair.
The same holds true for kitchen cabinet pulls and knobs. Splurge on high-quality knobs and pulls and you will be amazed at how much better your cabinets look, and the fix is cheaper than replacing all the cabinets. Use dark knobs and pulls with white cabinets to create a sophisticated look and brass or silver knobs with dark cabinets for a modern look.
Replace upper cupboards with shelving
If you want a fresh and modern look in your kitchen, consider having your upper cabinets removed and replaced with open shelving to display dishes, cookbooks, etc. Paint bottom cabinets white and replace old countertops with butcher blocks. Add shelving in a natural wood color to match the butcher block for an attractive and eye-catching look in your kitchen.
Table versus island bar
If your old island bar looks outdated, consider having it removed and replaced with a counter-height table instead. A large table will provide you with plenty of food prep space at an affordable price while giving your kitchen an open look. Paint the table in a contrasting color from the rest of the kitchen to add interest to the room.
Focus on the floor
Splurging on a new floor is one of the most important things you can do to update a kitchen. Bold geometric floor tile is sure to make a dramatic difference. A patterned floor catches the eye and will instantly bring an outdated kitchen out of the past and into the future.
Once again, the kitchen has become the heart of the home for spending time with family or entertaining friends, which makes it more important than ever to have a kitchen that works for your lifestyle and looks amazing. Whether you want to brighten up a dark kitchen or simply modernize an outdated kitchen, following a few budget tips will help you design and create a kitchen you will fall in love with.
Talk to a kitchen remodeling company, such as Colorado Kitchens, Ltd., for more information.