Kitchen remodeling is often believed to be the number one choice for most people looking to improve their home. For that purpose, I am going to discuss how to update the look of your kitchen with new hardware, cabinets, lighting, paint, and rugs.
- new hardware
Replacing hardware is one of the easiest ways to update your kitchen. Faucets, knobs, and drawer pulls are like jewels in your kitchen, and by changing them, you’ll give your kitchen a fresher feel. For your hardware selection, I would recommend using materials that are virtually maintenance free and can last longer, such as matte aluminum instead of brass.
You can replace kitchen cabinets, shelves, and stools for a more comfortable seating arrangement. Kitchen is the place where you would spend a lot of time, so why not give it a perfect look with perfect furniture? If your budget is small and you can’t buy new furniture right now, spray painting your existing furniture would be a great option.
Being a busy part of the home, the kitchen often needs extra cleaning. That’s why you need to have a paint finish that can handle stains, dirt, soap, and a little water, too. It is commonly believed that a semi-gloss satin finish is the best option. As a general rule of thumb, keep in mind that “the duller the finish, the harder it is to clean.”
- kitchen lighting
Add lighting that creates a soft glow and is direct on work surfaces. This way you will have a brighter functional area without annoying shadows. Your space will look more attractive and pleasant to spend time in it. Also, because much of the cooking and food preparation is done late at night, artificial lighting is necessary to complete your kitchen and make it safe. However, adding artificial lighting can also be a bit expensive, so look for discount deals that can help you make your purchase on the cheap.
Choose a rug that blends well with your existing décor and provides comfort under your feet. A strong and durable rug can also protect you from falls on a slippery floor while also improving the appearance of your kitchen. Flat-weave rug is a good way to go if your kitchen has a lot of foot traffic. They come in cotton and many other easy-care fibers that make them machine washable and a practical choice when considering cleanability.
Although there are a variety of ways to give your kitchen a new look, we have listed just 5 of them. You can choose one or two upgrades that best suit your needs. Also, if you have any more tips and recommendations of your own, please share them in the comments below.