The kitchen of your home is a room where everyone passes through at least sometime during the day. It's where you prepare meals for your family and where you wash dishes so that they are ready to use the next day. Some kitchens have a plain and simple look. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use toupdate your kitchen without spending a lot of money.

Change The Colors

An easy way to add life to your kitchen is to change the colors. Paint the cabinets and the drawers. Change the hardware to a different color. If you have an island in your kitchen, then change the color of the island instead of the cabinets. You can also use a base color on the walls and surfaces, updating the colors with accessories on shelves and the counters. Make updates with the home’s style in mind instead of just adding what you want to see. If you have a lot of decorations on the walls, then replace them with new decorations that are a different color and design.

New Hardware

One of the inexpensive ways to update the look in your kitchen is by changing the pulls and handles on the drawers and cabinets. You want to use the same design throughout the kitchen. However, you should select a design that isn't like what was on the surfaces before. Stainless steel or brushed nickel are popular options to consider.

Lighting Options

The lighting in your kitchen is easy to change and can drastically update the look of the room. Install lights under the cabinets so that they shine on areas where you prepare meals. Remove the older light sources, and install updated designs like pendant lights or a chandelier. Think about what you use the kitchen for and how often you will use the kitchen before installing detailed light fixtures that won't get seen.

Flooring

You don't need to change the entire look of the flooring in the kitchen to make a significant difference. Add a few rugs in areas where you walk the most during the day. Make sure the rugs that are used are the same color or are in the same color family and match the rest of the design of the kitchen as well.

Your kitchen might seem like an area that's overlooked most of the time. Without spending a lot of money or time, change a few details so that you have an updated look. A benefit is that most of the upgrades that you can make can easily be changed in the future.


References:
Good Housekeeping | 10 Ways to Update Your Kitchen

Medium | Rules of Renovation

Contemporist | 8 Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas For Your Home

KBD | Different Styles of Cabinetry for Modern and Traditional Kitchens

All Storage Online | 8 Unexpected Ways Your Home's Color Scheme Affects You


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