The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, so you’ll want to make the kitchen welcoming and customized with the features and colors that fit your personal style. If you’ve been considering renovating your kitchen, here are three updates you can make to this space that will make a significant impact on the look and feel of the kitchen.
Add a New Sink and Fixtures
A larger sink can be both functional and visually attractive. If you cook daily or entertain often, you may want a farmhouse sink that will hold large dishes or allow you to rinse large portions of fruits and vegetables. If you already have a fairly large sink, you may want to add a slightly smaller sink to the side so you can designate one side for washing dishes and the other for washing food. It’s important to work with a qualified contractor to complete all or part of the sink installation process and to use the correct materials, including pipe threaders, to prevent leaks and water damage.
Customized fixtures for the sink can also help you express your sense of style in the kitchen. You can choose from a variety of colors and sleek, rustic, or farmhouse-style designs that will add the ideal finishing touch to your kitchen space.
An Eye-Catching Backsplash
A backsplash can immediately make the kitchen area more visually appealing. You can choose from tiles, mosaic stones, and glass, and metal finishes to make the stove and cabinet area pop. Neutral colors for backsplashes will coordinate with your kitchen no matter what color your appliances and cabinets are. If your kitchen is decorated with warm tones, you may want to try wallpaper in red or bronze colors to give the kitchen an industrial, modern look. Or, you can try backsplashes in gold or bronze to add a bit of decorative sophistication to the kitchen. If you prefer cooler tones in your kitchen, white or light blue wallpaper is a great choice. Mosaic tiles that feature silver, green, blue, and gray add a sense of calm to the kitchen area. An attractive backsplash can also bring out the design of the stove or the color and finish of the cabinets.
Add and Update Storage Space
If you only want to make small but noticeable changes to your kitchen, give your cabinets a makeover. Adding a coat of paint in a new color can make the kitchen area pop and make you more excited to spend time in the kitchen to cook and entertain loved ones. You can also add new handles to your draws and cupboards even if you don’t change the paint color. New and updated handles on your cabinets will instantly give the kitchen a more polished look, and you can usually complete this small renovation project over the weekend.
If you don’t have enough cabinets in the kitchen, you may want to add a kitchen island. Create an island that matches the color of your cabinets or work with a contractor to build your kitchen island from the wood of your choice so you can paint the island and cabinets in matching or coordinating shades. The kitchen island can be installed in the center of your kitchen or you can create a removable island that you can move to various sections of the kitchen to make it easier to prepare food, serve drinks, or store large dishes and kitchen items.
Updating the storage in your kitchen from a practical and aesthetic standpoint will make the kitchen more inviting and give you more room for storing kitchen items to keep the area neat and organized.
These are just a few of the adjustments you can make to your kitchen to make this part of your home one of the spaces that shows off the colors and designs you prefer. It’s important to think about whether the kitchen updates you want will take a few days or a few months. This will help you determine whether you should hire a contractor to help you with your renovation project or if you can make small but impactful changes to the kitchen that you can complete on your own to bring your kitchen space to life.
About The Author: Stephanie Caroline Snyder graduated from The University of Florida in 2018; she majored in Communications with a minor in mass media. Currently, she is an Author and a Freelance Internet Writer, and a Blogger.
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