Update Your Kitchen for The Holidays
It’s the Holiday season. Friends and family abound. Before everyone shows up for your next gathering it would be nice to make the house look a littler newer, but there isn’t time (or possibly money) to have your kitchen remodeled. Here are 10 things you can do to give your existing space a face-lift!
1) Cabinet Hardware
Getting rid of those old dingy knobs or pulls and replacing them with a new in an updated finish will make a large impact. Just make sure to bring one of your existing pulls with you to make sure the new ones fit. Not all cabinet hardware is the same size. If you aren’t sure of what finish to go with, I recommend to have the hardware match the faucet to pull everything together. Which brings me to number two….
2) Faucet and Sink
A nice new faucet and sink will give whole new life to your daily routine. Some wonderful options are a composite granite sink. They come in a variety of shapes and colors. Plus, they are very durable. If you’re replacing the sink then you might as well get a new faucet! A nice tall goose neck faucet in brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze are surefire winners!
It’s amazing how over time things start to look different and we don’t notice because the change is so gradual. That is why I’d recommend getting a cabinet or wood cleaner depending on what your cabinets are made of. Wood will dry out over time and a good wood cleaner and oil will really add more life to your cabinets! Be careful though, the sides of the cabinets might be practical board with a fake wood look on it. Those aren’t so happy to be scrubbed!
4) Add a Little Color
Try a new wall color! Some people will probably want to go all out and paint their cabinets, but who has time for that? It’s also not easy to get right without the right equipment. Instead, lets add some color to the walls. Feel free to have a little fun with it. Worse case you repaint in a couple months. Best case you get a fun change that wow’s your guests!
5) Counter tops
Counters can take a couple weeks to have done depending on material, installer and availability. If your cabinets are in good shape, and you aren’t planning on replacing them down the road (Due to breakage, labor and storage requirements it isn’t wise to reuse a counter if you’re replacing your cabinets. So, if a remodel is in your future, don’t bother with the counters now), a new counter can completely transform your space!
Backsplash tiles can do so much for a kitchen. I simple white subway tile is classic and helps brighten up a space. A trendy shape or color can update a kitchen without being overwhelming.
7) Deco Outlet Covers
Please, hear me out. Decorative outlet covers have come a long way, and come in everything from sleek metal to flowery Victorian. Stop and take a look at your existing outlet covers. They’re probably dingy, dirty, painted and cracked. Even if you simply buy new white covers, you’ll be glad you did!
There are a few perks to getting new appliances before your holiday gathering. They’ll be nice and new to make your space feel more “in the now”, and you’ll have appliances you know will be running efficiently and correctly! Just make sure you have time to use the oven a couple of times to make sure you’re used to how it cooks.
9) Luxury Vinyl Tile
A new floor has a huge impact in a space. An easy and durable option is LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) in a floating option. There are a couple of brands that are made to be installed over an existing floor. Just please follow manufactures instructions so you don’t have problems down the road.
Go into your kitchen and look up. What do you see? Is it old, brassy and full of cobwebs? You might want to get that swapped out. A nice, bright new light fixture can add interest, or at the very least, get you started into having a newer space that shines!