Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home's interior, as you prepare food, eat, clean up, and gather with family and friends within its space, so it can get well worn and need an update to improve its appearance. However, when you don't have the budget for a complete remodel of your home kitchen, you can make some moderate improvements to give it a new interior and update its appearance. Here are some ways you can update your kitchen with a cosmetic renovation to keep your budget in check but get an improved living space.
Replace the Appliances
Kitchen appliances can get worn out, scratched, and inefficient over time as they age, especially considering your fridge can begin to not work properly and need replacing anytime after 15 years of use. A dishwasher is in the same situation, as it can begin to leak and need replacing after about 10 years. The appliances in your kitchen provide you convenience but can also add to the appearance of your kitchen, and replacing them with new ones not only updates your kitchen's utility but also its look.
When you are replacing several of your kitchen appliances, look to replace them with appliances of the same brand or finish. This will coordinate your kitchen's look and also boost its value, especially if you are considering selling your home in the next few years. Your renovation contractor can help you replace your appliances with those that are best for your kitchen space and that will stay within your remodel budget.
Install New Surfaces
In addition to replacing the appliances, a good way to renovate your kitchen is with new surfaces with your countertops and backsplash. Look to update your countertop with a more modern type of natural stone or faux stone surface to give your kitchen a neutral pallet in which you or a future homeowner can decorate in a range of styles.
The backsplash on your countertops is something you can cover in an attractive tile or decorative stone, especially if it is only currently painted. This boosts the look of your kitchen as it protects the back side of your countertop.
Look at New Fixtures
Your kitchen fixtures can get worn out and become an eyesore in your kitchen, especially the kitchen sink and faucets if you are going to replace your countertops with new stone. Look at updating your sink to a stainless steel, granite, or cast iron for an original look. You can also replace the kitchen faucet with one that is hands free and works with motion detection, or a simple one with a pull down sprayer. Talk to your kitchen renovation contractor about some updating ideas for your kitchen fixtures