When it comes to remodeling homes, many people that I talk to seem to have a hard time figuring out which room to start with or really, which room is the most important one to make a substantial change without necessarily spending a substantial amount of money. However, my answer often remains the same no matter what kind of house you have or where you live: the kitchen.
Think about it: whether you cook at home or even if you find that you and your family are take-out fanatics, where do most people in the home gather?
You guessed it, the kitchen! And really, with just a few small changes, or in some cases a major overhaul in several key areas, you can transform your home by sinking your budget into this one key area.
What You Should Consider Changing
The first rule to always remember when it comes to renovations is that you don’t have to strip out everything and change it up to make the kind of impact you’re looking for. In fact, by enhancing just a few key areas, you can give your home a whole new look without breaking the bank.
• Cabinetry – Your cabinets are a significant part of what your kitchen is all about. I know what you’re thinking, “wouldn’t getting all new cabinets be expensive?”
And yes, it would. However, you don’t have to replace the cabinets to give them a fresh look. Simply remove the cabinet doors, sand them down, and finish with a new stain that gives the cabinets the facelift you want.
Countertops can be more of a challenge when it comes to kitchen renovations because you can’t necessarily do it yourself.
However, a new countertop can really compliment your refinished cabinets and you can choose one that also won’t cost you a fortune. Instead, choose soapstone, stainless steel, or even concrete as alternatives.
Accessories and Appliances
Don’t have the budget for new appliances? No problem! Instead, opt for some new accessories and small appliances or tools that can make a big difference. One key functional kitchen accessory is the high-quality cookware that you choose for your kitchens.
You can find some of your options by clicking here, and choose the finish, color, and type of cookware you want for your family.
Other accessories include your dishes, place mats, and décor for the walls, table, and counters. You can really let your imagination go wild here!
Renovate one Key Room
The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. By refinishing your cabinets, your counters, and investing in some new cookware accessories that you can easily find online, you can finally get your home renovations headed in the right direction.
Want to extend this renovation into other areas of your home? Get some accessories that compliment the colors in your kitchen and take your dining room, living room, and other rooms to the next level too!