Your kitchen is the heart of your home — keep it beating with a gorgeous kitchen remodel. A kitchen remodels can add significant value to your home. On average, homeowners see a 73 to 84 percent return on their investment for kitchen remodels.
Kitchen remodels don’t have to involve a complete overhaul of your appliances and cabinets. Sometimes small changes can add significant value to your home.
Updating one or two things can give your entire kitchen a new look and feel. If your space feels a bit dated, it may be time to upgrade with a kitchen remodel.
Keep reading for our top suggestions for a simple kitchen remodel.
1. Make your Cabinets Pop
Don’t discard dated cabinetry — update your cabinets and make them pop! There are a lot of ways you can refresh dated or dingy cabinets.
A fresh coat of paint goes a long way. Repaint your kitchen cabinets to extend their shelf life (pun intended). Right now bright hues are popular for simple kitchen renovations. Stainless steel and natural wood are out, trendy kitchens play with pops of color on their cabinetry.
Blues and greens are particularly popular cabinet colors right now. Blue creates a calming kitchen environment. And it can even help you curb your appetite.
2. Open Up Your Space
Is retouching your cabinet doors too much work? Get rid of them all together and embrace open shelving.
Open shelving and cabinets are trending in kitchen remodeling. Open shelving visually expands small spaces. And allows for easy and convenient access to regularly used items, like coffee mugs.
Open cabinets also give you the opportunity to display lovely serving pieces or dishes. And you can add a pop of color to the shelves.
3. Matte Black Appliances
Slate or matte finished appliances are a popular alternative to stainless steel. Slate appliances have a gorgeous matte finish that blends well with any décor.
Stainless steel appliances are a staple of kitchen design — almost everyone has them. And most of them have smudges and fingerprints.
Matte appliances are much easier to keep clean. Slate appliances don’t collect fingerprints and smudges like their stainless steel counterparts. So stand out with a matte finish.
4. Mixing Metals
Your kitchen doesn’t have to be super matchy-matchy — in fact, a bit of variety adds dimension to your space. Don’t be afraid to mix metal finishes in your kitchen.
Accenting your main fixture or appliance finish adds an eclectic element to your kitchen that makes it stand out from the crowd.
Be careful not to mix too many metals or your kitchen will look haphazard and mismatched. Choose a cool primary finish for the majority of your appliances and fixtures. Then accent it with a warm metal, like copper.
Start Your Simple Kitchen Remodel Today!
Remodeling your kitchen doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. Selecting small projects you can do yourself will add significant value to your home.
Times and trends change — your kitchen should too. Updating your kitchen improves its functionality as well as its form. So, pull up your Pinterest board and start planning your simple kitchen remodel!
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