If you’ve watched any of the flipping shows, popular on TV today, then you might have been inspired to purchase your fixer-upper. There isn’t any question that buying a fixer-upper can leave you in a money pit much more profound than you expected. On the other hand, you could turn a piece of coal into a diamond–with the right upgrades and fixes. Focusing on the kitchen is an excellent place to start as it is indeed the heart of the home. If you’re ready for some dramatic changes, keep reading to learn more.
Paint The Kitchen Cabinets
If the cabinets are still functional and unbroken, then why replace them? One of the most significant costs of a kitchen upgrade is tearing out and replacing kitchen cabinets. Instead, why not just paint them a new color? For instance, an accessible kitchen theme color is white. So, if you have brown kitchen cabinets, make a dramatic change by painting them white. Cans of paint are relatively inexpensive, and painting is easy, so paint them any color you prefer. The bolder the color, the more dramatic the change. But, if you aren’t much of a painter, nothing makes quite the dramatic statement like custom cabinets.
Replace The Sink
To create an instant update in your kitchen, all you have to do is install a beautiful, brand new sink. Consider a deep farmhouse sink or even a trough sink. You’ll notice that a new sink instantly refreshes the space.
Incorporate A Kitchen Island
If you have some extra space, then a kitchen island will help increase functionality in this area. If the island has cabinets, then it also adds more storage. Also, one of the many benefits of having an island is the advantage of more counter space for meal prep or even food display. Placing bar stools around the island offers more eating and drinking space. Furthermore, if it’s a movable kitchen island, then you can set it wherever you need it most.
Change The Flooring
Another way to create a dramatic change is by installing new flooring. Again, this should be based on both function and personal preferences. If you have children, the ceramic tile would not be the best choice as it can get slippery. On the other hand, if you have pets, it’s best to stay away from wood flooring as their nails can scratch the surfaces. For busy kitchens, one of the most budget-friendly and useful options are laminate floors. You have a myriad of designs and finishes to choose from. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the cost of wear and tear.
There you have it, four ways to create dramatic change in your kitchen. Which tip will you use first?