5 Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen

For homeowners on a tight budget, any kind of kitchen renovation often seems out of the question. While you may want beautiful and brand new granite or quartz countertops, or custom cabinetry that will maximize space, those upgrades can be costly. But take heart: there are ways to update your kitchen without breaking the bank. Take a look at these easy kitchen updates, all of which can be done at minimal cost while leaving you with a big impact:

  1. Update Your Hardware
    One of the first things that you see when you’re looking at cabinetry is the hardware. An easy way to give your cabinetry a quick upgrade, then, is to change it all out. Switching drawer and cabinet pulls to stainless steel, brushed nickel or some other unique material provides a customized look without the customized price. It’s also easy to do and can be done in a weekend.
  2. Add a Rug
    If you’re not in love with the flooring in your kitchen, there is an easy way to fix it—add a rug! Many people don’t think to add rugs to their kitchens, but not only can it cover your unattractive floors, it can also add a pop of color or pattern to a plain or boring space.
  3. Switch Out Your Light Fixtures
    Light fixtures are one thing that seem to go out of style quickly. Luckily, many attractive fixtures are not crazy expensive. And because they can make such a statement and are seen by everyone who comes into your kitchen, updating the fixtures can be a great investment. Vintage, industrial and modern light fixtures can be a focal point and add to the overall atmosphere of the kitchen. Need even more light? Don’t forget about under cabinet lighting.
  4. Increase Your Storage
    Increasing the storage capacity in your kitchen is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Think about adding standing shelves, pot racks, floating shelves and drawer organizers to keep your things ordered and in their place. For homeowners with limited cabinet space, this kind of project can almost double the cabinet space you have.
  5. Paint the Cabinets
    This low budget kitchen upgrade has a large impact on the kitchen space as a whole. Whether you choose a neutral color like black, white or gray, or something a little more daring like light green, yellow or even red, painting the cabinets can transform your kitchen. To give the heart of your home an even more unique feel, consider painting only the bottom cabinets or the island.

If you’re ready to give your kitchen an update, stop into the Firenza Stone showroom today. We have a full selection of fixtures, accessories and more to give your space an updated look without breaking the bank.

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