7 Things That Can Turn Your Kitchen from Tacky to Timeless

Have you been putting off a remodel on your kitchen because you’re not sure what the first steps are? Maybe you’ve been pushing back a makeover so long that your kitchen has started to lean more toward the outdated side.

If that’s you, or you just want to give your kitchen a little facelift, then let us help. From big to small, there’s a number of ways to spruce up one of the most important areas in your home.

Get a Top Countertop

There’s nothing worse than old kitchen counters. Scratches, chips, grout stains, faded...ugh. Change the look and feel of your entire kitchen when you decide to get a new countertop.  Today’s options in quartz and granite not only offers an amazing look but can also be infinitely easier to clean than that old tacky counter you’ve always wanted to get rid of.

Want to be a little different?  Consider marble or a soapstone countertop in your ktichen. Both offer a distinctive look and feel if your budget will allow for it.

Time for Some New Cabinets

Old, worn cabinets can drag down the look of your kitchen in a huge way. It’s about time you did your kitchen a favor and replaced them. The most timeless of all cabinets are shaker cabinets. Shaker cabinets are simple yet durable, and are guaranteed to add value and depth to your kitchen. If your old cabinets were light and faded, also consider choosing a darker wood that matches with the rest of your home, which is coming back into style and tends to look more sophisticated than their lighter cabinet counterparts.

Drawer Pulls and Handles

Maybe you can’t quite take the plunge and get all new kitchen cabinets. Luckily, there’s still hope for making your kitchen look great.

Even though it’s a relatively small step, adding cabinet accessories can make a huge difference in your kitchen. Add drawer pulls to drawers that may not have come with them in the first place, or replace old and outdated hardware that may already be existing on your drawers. Adding handles to cabinets creates a classic, finished look for the overall space.

Raise the Bar with Barstools

Had the same set of kitchen barstools hanging out in your house for years? It’s time for an upgrade. Make a sweeping update to the look of your kitchen and add barstools to your island or peninsula countertop overhand. Wooden stools always help update the vibe of your room, or consider adding chairs with backs for comfort.

A New Sink Goes a Long Way

Drippy old sinks and faucets are another thing that can make for a bummer of a kitchen. Farmhouse sinks have risen in popularity lately, largely in part due to their vintage look. Also known as apron sinks, they have a front panel that adds a classic touch to your kitchen. Any new sink addition to your house gives it a fresh feel, but this design in particular gives off an old fashioned, homey vibe.  A new faucet can do the same.  Replacing a traditional pull out with an arching spout or other more contemporary design or finish can make a real change to the look.

A Splash of Paint

Everyone knows that there’s nothing like a coat of paint to get something looking like it’s brand new. Maybe your kitchen walls have been white for too long. Decide which color combinations work best in your home, and get painting. If you want a sunny vibe, choose a yellow to adorn your walls. Or tone it down with neutrals to add on to that vintage feel.

Lighting Fixtures

Make your kitchen experience brighter by adding new light fixtures. Old, flickery lights are definitely tacky. New overhead lights with soft lighting or under cabinet lights with improved task lighting create a more productive and enjoyable atmosphere in any kitchen, and you’re setting the mood for an overall better kitchen experience.

If you’ve been itching to remodel your kitchen for some time, finally start the planning process. Reico can help you know exactly what to expect when it comes to your next project.

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