What’s cooking in your kitchen? Are you still sporting laminate countertops? Are your appliances old and tired? Is your cabinet paint worn-out or faded? If so, the time is ripe for a change. Kitchens sell homes, so it’s time to make yours shine!
Here’s how to give your kitchen a much-needed facelift… without spending a ton of money.
Update Your Kitchen Counters
Still rocking the laminate? It’s more than time you upgraded! The pricing on granite and quartz countertops has come down significantly over the years, making high-end counters a definite reality. And not only will a granite or quartz upgrade make your kitchen LOOK tremendous, you’ll also reap some more practical benefits—like easy maintenance, scratch and heat resistance, and easy cleaning.
Repaint or Refinish Your Cabinets
If your cabinets are looking a little worn and tired, it might be time for a fresh coat of paint. With some sandpaper and a few layers of paint, you can totally transform your kitchen space. Try switching up your color scheme, perhaps adding some bright colors. And since you’ve got to take the hardware off to paint, you’d might as well replace the hardware with something fresh while you’re at it.
Reface or Resurface Cabinets
Are you cabinets in need of a little more than just paint or are you hoping to totally change the appearance and style of your cabinets? The good news is that you don’t have to fully replace them! Resurfacing is a more affordable option that involves adding a layer of laminate or wood veneer over your cabinets’ existing surfaces.
Refacing allows you to totally transform the appearance of your cabinets… without the major renovations and the price tag that comes with them.
Add Some Tile Backsplash
Spruce up your wall space and add some real style with some elegant tile backsplash. You’ve got some options, based on how much you want to spend and how complex you want to get—you can even get mesh-mounted tile patterns from home stores like Home Depot for a DIY install.
Replace Your Faucet and Hardware
Do you still have your old two-knob kitchen faucet? Take a trip to your local home improvement store and you might be amazed by the number of options offered for kitchen sinks! Pull-down faucets (with a built-in sprayer) are all the rage nowadays, and you can find them in a ton of different styles and finishes, plus other options.
Updating your faucet? Update the hardware on your cabinets (if you haven’t already), too! Try opting for a different finish to give your kitchen a fresh new appearance.
Update Your Dishwasher (and Other Appliances)
How old are you appliances? If the answer is “pretty darn old” then you might want to consider the benefits of some updates. Not only will new appliances add to the overall appearance of your kitchen and improve your home value, they’ll likely improve your quality of life, too.
Will they require a little more overhead? Yes. Will they end up saving you some money in the long run? Even if you don’t spring for Energy Star certified appliances, your modern replacements will likely still be more efficient than the old ones!
Updating Your Kitchen to Sell?
Are you working on your home fitness because you’re thinking of selling your Johnston County home? Then it’s time to contact the Tina Barletta Team! We can help you find the vendors you need to make this kitchen dream a reality.