4 Simple Ways to Give Your Kitchen the Face Lift it Needs
There are many popular misconceptions when it comes to redoing your outdated kitchen. One of those widely held false beliefs is that it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg, not to mention an inordinate amount of time. But that just isn’t the case. In this article we will look at a several of the ways you can improve the appearance of your kitchen without having to spend more time or money than you can afford.
Realize first of all that it doesn’t take major changes to significantly improve your kitchen. A small change over here, a minor improvement over there – it all adds up and before you know it your kitchen will be transformed. Here are 4 generally inexpensive things you can do to see your kitchen become the beautiful room you desire it to be:
1. One of the simplest things to do is to replace the fronts and the doors of you cabinets. This is far less costly than installing brand new cabinets, and you’ll be surprised how it changes the entire appearance of a kitchen.
2. Another option for your cabinets instead of replacing them entirely is to just repaint them. White is a popular color choice when going with this option. Of course you will want to also change the cabinet’s hardware (knobs, pulls, handles,etc.) to match the new color, and this will add significantly to the appeal of the kitchen as well.
3. Cabinets aren’t the only thing that can be painted. The right use of color is an important component in the upgrade of any room, but especially the kitchen. Walls, doors, and window frames can all be painted in order to provide just the right look. There are a lot of colors, and even styles, to choose from. For example, you can use a special finish to create an old, antique type look, or a glazed finish if that’s what works best for you, or any number of additional finishes. This is one of the simplest and least expensive ways of making your kitchen look better in a short amount of time.
4. Don’t forget you sink. A new sink isn’t too expensive and will run you around $300 for a good one in the color and style that you prefer. Just as important as the sink itself, and probably more so from a decorating point of view, is your choice of faucet. You would be amazed how much the right faucet will add to the look of any kitchen. Don’t be shocked, though, at the price. A nice looking quality faucet, while not too expensive, isn’t cheap either, and can actually cost more than the sink itself.
These are just a few of the ways you can easily and affordably give your kitchen the quick face-lift that it needs. Simple changes are all that’s really needed for any kitchen to gain a whole new look and feel.