When dreaming of your perfect kitchen, we know it can be hard to decide what changes need to happen.And in what order to make it the perfect space for you. As professional realtors, we know the kitchen is the most visited space in the house. Therefore make sure you are prepared.
There are many changes you can make when the time comes. We created a list to help you get started. Our 7 easy upgrades to transform your kitchen will help bring your dream kitchen to fruition.
When dreaming of your perfect kitchen, it can be hard to decide what changes need to happen in order to make it the perfect space for you. The kitchen is the most visited space in the house, so you want to make sure you are prepared before embarking on this remodeling journey.
Our 7 easy upgrades to consider will help bring your dream kitchen to fruition.
New Shiny Faucet
There is more to your sink than washing dishes and running water. A beautiful faucet can take you a step closer to your dream kitchen. Rather than replacing the entire sink, updated spouts, valves, finishes, and handles can improve the appearance of your sink without breaking the bank. Our Pro tip: Choose one of the most popular faucets from 2022 and your kitchen will start to sparkle like new.
We recommend replacing knobs and drawer pulls with classic finishes such as brushed nickel or stainless steel for a “brand new” look. Even the greenest novice is able to replace these with very little difficulty or risk. Hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s carry a variety of all sorts. If you’re looking for fun colours and designs check out Hobby Lobby.
Our Pro tip: Make sure to do this last if you plan to repaint your cabinets.
An out-of-the-box idea that will take your efficiency in the kitchen to a new level. We recommend switching how you store your food, pots, and appliances. Pots and pans have long handles that fit perfectly into tall cabinets and pantries or on overhead racks. Store your food in the pull-able deep drawers for easy access while cooking.
Pro tip: Storing kitchen items efficiently will declutter the room and a decluttered kitchen is a simple way to give the room a “new” feel.
Fresh paint is a must-do if you’re looking to transform your kitchen. Why stop at just the cabinets? Create a focal point in the kitchen by painting the island siding a contrasting colour. While the clean, white look of kitchens continues in popularity, soft shades of grey are also on the rise.
Pro tip: Hire a professional to ensure perfection in the finest details. It’s cheaper than you probably think and worth it!
If you haven’t replaced your backsplash in more than a decade, chances are it’s too dated. The kitchen backsplash can compliment the background or make a bold statement. If yours is outdated, it’s fairly simple to replace with a little DIY know-how. From classic tile to mosaics or even wood, easy peel-and-stick options abound.
Pro tip: Searching Pinterest for “kitchen backsplash ideas” will provide a plethora of options to inspire you.
We always like to look at the lighting. Fixtures and lighting are features that will create an open and inviting space that future buyers will love. If you have pendant lights or lamps, make sure they’re still in style. If not, we recommend investing in modern lighting fixtures that will have appeal in today’s housing market. Adding under cabinet lighting is another quick fix you can make to improve your kitchen’s lighting. It’s relatively inexpensive and will brighten up your counter space.
Pro tip: Invest in smart bulbs which are internet-capable LED light bulbs that allow lighting to be customized, scheduled, and controlled remotely.