10 Ways to Renovate Your Kitchen

Kitchen renovations not only make your living more enjoyable, but also add value to your home. Here are a few of our favorite kitchen renovation ideas that can be tailored to fit any budget or décor style.

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Image courtesy of Flooring Creations

Walls:  Updating the color of your walls is a great (albeit fairly obvious) way to change the aesthetics of the kitchen space. There are great options available in both paint and wallpaper. Whatever your personal preference is, both can give your kitchen and immediate facelift.

Lighting:  Changing the lighting in your kitchen can make all the difference. Hanging pendant light fixtures or simply changing the light bulbs can make your kitchen warm and inviting.

Backsplash:  There are an endless number of materials that can be used to upgrade the backsplash in your kitchen. Consider choosing tile, marble, stone, wood, or even chalkboard paint. Depending on the look and feel you are going for, there is guaranteed to be a material that will fit your kitchen décor. Now, there are even self-adhesive backsplash tiles, perfect for those who want to simplify their DIY project.

Countertops:  Beautiful countertops can be a focal point of your kitchen. Conversely, old, rundown countertops can really detract from your design aesthetic. Replacing the countertops is a great option while renovating your kitchen. An added bonus: countertops can be found in a variety of materials.

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Image courtesy of Nicole Scott Designs

Appliances:  Attractive looking appliances can really change the appearance and add appeal to your kitchen. Larger appliances such as the stove or refrigerator are the most obvious option to swap out for something new. However, if you want to save a little money, try starting with the small appliances. Change out the microwave or toaster. These smaller appliances can even double as countertop decorations.

Storage:  If you are looking to change the storage situation in your kitchen, consider adding shelves. A current trend in kitchen renovations is open shelving. If you choose to go that route, just make sure you don’t mind guests seeing all your dishes and other odds and ends.

 

Cabinets:  There are a lot of options when it comes to your kitchen cabinets. You can paint them, add glass paneling to the doors, or even replace them all together.

Hardware:  Switching out the hardware around your kitchen can really change the feel of the room. From the cabinet handles to switchplates, replacing the hardware is a quick, easy, and not to mention wallet-friendly way to update your kitchen.

Sink:  There are numerous sink styles and designs on the market. The process can be a little tricky if you want to DIY, so make sure you do your research prior to purchasing your new sink. The last thing you want is for it not to fit or to create plumbing problems.

Flooring:  Replacing the flooring in your home can be costly and time consuming. However, the final result will be well worth the effort. If you’re not wanting to replace the flooring altogether, try hiring a professional cleaner to come in and give the floor a good scrub. You’d be surprised at what a good cleaning can do for a room.

You can try one or all these renovation tips to spruce up your kitchen. Contact our Downtown Orlando realtors at 407-425-5069 to discuss additional ways you can add value to your home.

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