The kitchen is often the heart of the home and it’s where many of the family memories are made. Around the dinner table, over the stove, the kitchen is a place that should look and feel like a homely environment. Not only that but it should have everything you need to get the most out of every meal you prep and cook in it!
Here are five noticeable upgrades to make to your kitchen in order to improve its appearance and functionality.
Replace the countertops
The countertops are a surface that gets a lot of use out of them and over time they can become battered and bruised from usage. That’s why it’s a good idea to look at getting them replaced every so often.
Countertops are relatively expensive to replace and depending on what type of material you want to use, will depend on how much is spent. Consider the surface area that needs covering too, as this will ramp up the price.
There are also options to wrap the existing countertops but this is only a temporary measure and won’t last forever.
Add a tile splash-back
A splash-back is always a great option for those who want to keep their kitchen walls protected from the spills and splashes that occur. It’s inevitable that exposed walls are going to bare the brunt of a fair few stains over time, so it’s a good way of helping protect the walls and keep them looking brand-spanking new.
There are lots of tile splash-back options with a popular one being a white or marble tile and black grouting. Black grout is good for helping masque the wear and staining that can come with this too.
Invest in a new oven hob
A new oven hob might be ideal for those who have lived at their home for a while now and are seeing the damage appear on their oven hob surface. A scratched or stained surface isn’t enjoyable to look at every day and so it’s important to invest in a new oven hob if you get the opportunity to do so.
Make sure that when you get your new oven hob, you’re making all the efforts to keep it clean, stain-free, and most importantly, only just soft cloths on the surface to avoid scratches.
Repaint the cabinets and add new hardware
For cabinets that are looking a little tired, a repaint might be a suitable upgrade that doesn’t result in stripping away all of the cabinets and replacing them with new ones. Most of the cabinets you have may still be in fully functioning order and don’t warrant removal.
For any cabinet doors that are broken, why not create an open-style cabinet or cover over with a glass door instead of replacing the whole thing?
Install LED lighting for under-cabinet illumination
Finally, to add a touch of class to the kitchen space on a budget, consider installing LED lights for under-cabinet illumination.
These noticeable upgrades make a big difference to the space and can do wonders for a kitchen that’s seen better days!