With the arrival of the new year, you may be considering tackling some projects around your home. Perhaps it’s your master bathroom, basement or, most commonly, your kitchen. Often considered the gathering spot of the home, renovating your kitchen is a worthwhile undertaking. However, there are certain upgrades that will give you a larger return on investment. Even if you aren’t planning to sell, it’s a good idea to think ahead and ensure you are getting the best bang for your buck. Here are four ideas that will pay off.
Grab the paintbrush
It seems obvious, but one of the easiest ways to upgrade your kitchen is to change the paint colour. When choosing a colour, especially for resale, it’s important to consider a palette that will appeal to the masses. For the cost of the paint and some tools, a new coat of paint is sure to give you an excellent return on your investment. Paint provides an instant upgrade and can be easily changed if the colour is not exactly what you had in mind. You can also test out several colours to ensure the one you do pick is just right.
Tackle the cabinets
Depending on your budget, you have a few choices here. The first is to tear out your existing cabinets and replace them with new ones. However, you can also roll up your sleeves and update your current cabinets with paint. Hiring a professional to do this for you is another option as it does take a large amount of time, effort, and elbow grease. Looking for an inexpensive and quick update? Purchase some new pulls and handles for your cabinets and drawers. Voila! A simple and chic new look.
Boost your backsplash
An eye-catching backsplash can do wonders for your kitchen. From white subway tiles to a sleek metallics, your options are endless. You may choose to add a pop of colour with your backsplash or keep it modern with a monochromatic colour scheme. Whatever you choose, make sure it is easy to clean and can withstand the messes that occur in the kitchen. And, remember to have some fun. Since it covers a smaller space, let your creativity run free.
Add some lights
A dated light fixture can keep your space stuck in the 80’s. By adding a beautiful pendant light, or sparkling fixture, your space will be instantly brought into the new decade. Not only do lovely light fixtures look aesthetically pleasing, they also serve a practical purpose. Since the kitchen is often the busiest spot in your home, it should be well lit and be a welcoming space for your family and visitors.
With these tips, you will be spending the new year basking in the beauty of your new kitchen. And, the good news is that you’ll excited to entertain all your friends and family, so you can spend more time in the comfort of your home.