Give your kitchen a new look — just in time for the holidays.
As the holidays loom, take a look around your kitchen. You know it’s the place everyone is going to congregate, whether you’re hosting family for Thanksgiving or throwing a holiday party for friends. Why not spice up your kitchen design before the hungry hordes descend? It doesn’t have to involve a major renovation if you get creative. Here are some easy ways to update the heart of your home on a budget.
1. Switch up your hardware.
It’s a simple thing, installing new pulls and handles for your drawers and cabinets — but it has a dramatic effect. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors: handles that look like silverware; whimsical, brightly colored pulls that might have jumped out of the pages of a Dr. Seuss book; and sleek silver or copper styles. Offset cool chrome pulls with a shiny new faucet to instantly upgrade the look of your kitchen.
2. Let there be light.
Kitchen lighting needs to be functional — you really should be able to see what you’re cooking — but it also can be stylish and beautiful. You can find lights that look like works of art and still do the job. One dramatic new fixture on the ceiling will get all of your guests talking.
3. When in doubt, paint.
Say goodbye to off-white walls. Color is in! Don’t be afraid to go bold. Still trending is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala, a rich, brownish red. Think of an oak leaf in the fall, and you’ve about got it. It’s warm and inviting and looks perfect in the kitchen. Don’t want to go all in? Paint one wall.
4. Add a backsplash.
Ramp up the drama in your kitchen with a new backsplash. There’s a dizzying array of options to choose from: copper, tile that looks like sea glass, marble. Brass is also popular right now (accent it with brass or copper pulls), as is deep black tile. You can also opt for a burst of color — try green or royal blue. And you don’t have to limit yourself to just a slim row behind your sink. Why not go all the way up to the ceiling?
5. Give your cabinets a face-lift.
Refacing your cabinets is like giving your kitchen Botox. You’ll get a whole new fresh look for a fraction of the cost of replacing them. It’s a matter of switching out the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and using a veneer that matches for the frames. Or, you could go wild and paint the frames an accent color. Then all you need are some dramatic new pulls, and your guests won’t know you haven’t done a full remodel.
If you’re working with a larger budget or want to completely switch up the style of your kitchen, a new cabinet installation will give it a whole new look and feel.
Sears Home Services can help make your dream kitchen a reality with projects both big and small. Learn how you can get started today.