Your kitchen gets the most foot traffic in your home, which is why it suffers the most wear and tear. This should also explain why your cooking and dining areas, which originally were lively and stylish, now look old and tired. The cabinet doors look like they’ve been there since the 1950s, the floor is missing several tiles, and the backsplash looks gross and icky. And, the appliances are clearly past their useful life. In other words, you are in dire need of a kitchen makeover.
Below are some tips on how you can revive the excitement and charm in your kitchen.
Fix rickety cabinets.
If your cabinets have been there since you built or moved into the house, then maybe it’s high time you have them fixed. Doors with loose hinges can be fixed, but if the wood looks bloated, then you need to have them replaced. This is a great opportunity to bring your kitchen into the 21st century with the current look and European style concealed hinges.
Aside from fixing your cabinets, consider adding more storage. This way, you can maximize every inch of space.
Replace old rusty hardware and fixtures.
Doorknobs, handles, and even light fixtures that look like they can fall off any minute, should be replaced. Visit your local Home Depot and check if they have replacements that complement the overall theme of your kitchen.
Outdated light fixtures should also be replaced. Pendant lighting is a hit nowadays, being contemporary, convenient, and economical. So, look for a design that would go perfectly with the rest of your kitchen. If your kitchen is dominated by a single neutral color, you should consider a colorful pendant lamp.
Update your kitchen countertops.
This is another essential for a kitchen makeover. If your countertop is covered with ceramic tile or laminate which now looks dirty and unappealing, you should consider replacing it with granite. It’s more attractive, practical, and requires less maintenance. And while you’re at it, freshen the old back splash with new updated decorative tile from companies like DalTile or Emser Tile.
Aside from that, consider investing in new stools. Although the ones you currently have are still functional, they may look out of style and could ruin the overall look you are going for in your kitchen. There are lots of styles and designs, as well as materials and colors to choose from.
Add open shelving.
If you want a kitchen makeover that will make your cooking area look more current and stylish, add open shelving. Not only will you be able to use it as storage, but also as a display cabinet. This means that you can display some of your treasured chinaware, décor, or figurines. You don’t need to go all out here, leave a few doors so you can hide some of the more dull and boring items.
Repaint tired walls.
Sometimes, all a kitchen needs is a new paint job. Pick a modern color that will suit everything else in your kitchen and dining areas. Select paint from Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams for the entire kitchen or just one wall as an accent to spruce things up a bit.
Try these makeover suggestions to liven your tired old kitchen up again. Also, try adding a few of your own ideas for a more personalized touch to the renovation.