Announcing 3 Awesome Little Secrets to Getting a New Look in Your Kitchen

Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in the home especially for those that like to cook. It is also one of the places that often get neglected when renovations start. One thing that I have noticed is that most people would die for a new look in their kitchen, but are afraid of the costs involved and the extensive down time while they wait for the work to be done.

This article is going to go into 3 little things you can do to create a new look in your kitchen without the expense of doing a major overhaul.

Take a look at your cupboard doors and see if they are looking the way you want them to. You have a few options available to you if you are not satisfied with them. I would suggest taking them down and stripping them of all the old finish. If you like the grain of the wood, try refinishing them with a stain and then a clear coat. The biggest thing here is deciding how dark you would like them to be. As a general rule I like to make my cabinet doors darker than the cupboards themselves as it makes them stand out.

Look at your hardware and faucets, replace them if you don’t like them or would like a new look. Hardware is a relatively cheap expense that can make a huge difference in the look of your kitchen. I suggest looking through magazines and watching home improvement shows to get an idea of what would look great in your home. Shop around and ask questions you’ll never know what you will find. Faucets can be an expensive item if you don’t look high and low, but sometimes you can find some pretty good deals if you keep your eyes open.

Redoing your backsplash with some simple tile or even a new coat of paint is an inexpensive upgrade that can be done in a few hours and will make a big impact in the overall look of your kitchen. Deciding on a color is your biggest worry here, but again you can get inspiration from a lot of different places. Just don’t let your choice be something that will clash with the rest of your home.

The biggest suggestion I can give you is to not hold back on your imagination. Some of the best ideas came from people that were not afraid to try new things. Have fun and enjoy the experience.

By Laura