Are you looking for some simple changes that will help update your kitchen without doing a entire rehab? Here are 4 tips from House Beautiful that will improve your kitchen for your use as well as improve with resale value.
Tip # 1: Add or Replace a Back splash
A simple back splash update can bring energy, color & a more modern feel to a kitchen without requiring a huge budget. Back splash tile could either be a simple subway tile or a detailed mosaic. House Beautiful even suggests you could simply add decals to your existing tile.
Tip # 2: Update Lighting
Updating lighting in a kitchen can make a enormous difference in design and function. Here are some suggestions for simple kitchen lighting updates:
- Pendant lighting to a bar or island
- Under cabinet lighting
- Extra recessed or spot lighting
Tip 3: Replace Hardware
Replacing cabinet hardware can really help update your kitchen as well as tie together a theme. Here are some tips to choosing the right hardware.
- Do you prefer a pull or a handle?
- Think about proportion based on your cabinet size
- Match finishes to existing finishes in your kitchen (fixtures & lighting)
Tip 4: Reface Your Cabinets
Instead of replacing your cabinets you could replace the fronts completely or reface them (by repainting or restraining).