10 Essentials for Any Kitchen Makeover
November 10, 2016
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In most of our homes, our kitchens are the epicenter—a revolving space that needs to be efficient for everyone in the family. So for good reason, it's usually one of the first rooms we put importance on when it comes to the renovation priority list. But it can also be the most challenging to tackle. From backsplashes and countertops to a fresh coat of paint and new lighting for the island, here are a handful of items to consider upgrading for a fresh new look!
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Before we dive into the fun stuff, let's be real—our kitchens need to be functional and our appliances are a key role in the practicality of everyday life. Start here when it comes to allocating your budget and work up.
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Does everything else fit, but it feels like you're missing something? Consider upgrading or installing a backsplash. Save a bit of cash by going the DIY route if you're comfortable doing so and you'll be amazed at the results!
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Dark, dingy cabinets? Before you go off and invest in all new cabinetry, consider giving those bad boys a fresh coat of paint. Shown here, our very own Jen and her husband remodeled their 1950's kitchen, keeping the original cabinets and gave them a fresh white layer of paint that really brightens up the space.
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One of the first things my husband and I did when we moved into our home was replace the kitchen island chairs. Our kitchen itself didn't need much renovating, but the chairs were so dated and really gave off a too traditional vibe for our liking. With a swap of the seating, our space really came to life.
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Just like a backsplash, a fresh countertop can really transform the look of your kitchen. If you're doing a complete renovation, keep in mind that you'll want to choose a countertop that'll be functional for your own family's needs while fitting into your overall design. You might LOVE the look of wood block countertops, but do they make sense in the entire space and vibe you're going for? Don't be afraid to load up on samples and give yourself time to think this one through.
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You might not be in need of a full renovation, but your space still feels dated and too traditional. The missing key? Your hardware. Try swapping out your current knobs, handles and faucets for something a little more modern and timeless.
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