When I saw this kitchen I knew exactly what I needed to do to make it look like this
I have learned that there are a few very important (in my opinion) things that are often overlooked during a remodel. Of course there are the big changes like painting the cabinets and installing new countertops, but I want to talk about the smaller details that can make all the difference.
1. Add crown moulding to builder's grade cabinets.
2. Stager upper cabinets
We raised the cabinet above the microwave and popped it forward a couple inches too. I think it gives the kitchen more of a custom feel. I wish now that we had also raised the cabinet above the refrigerator but that can be done another day I guess!
3. Cut out center of cabinet door and add glass
I had no idea how simple this would be! We just cut out the center panels then took the doors to a glass place (I'm sorry, I really don't know what else to call it!) and they installed a pane of glass in each. The best part is that it only cost 20 bucks for the two of them!
4. Add new hardware
New pulls and knobs give you a chance to personalize your kitchen a little more. Replacing old knobs may be a given but if your kitchen doesn't already have any to begin with I would definitely add some. When it comes to hinges, they will make cabinets look fresh and clean (plus hinges are totally cheap so you really can't lose!).
5. A new faucet
A pretty faucet will liven up the kitchen! I got mine at Costco for a great deal and it had all the practical features I was looking for.
We went with tile but there are lots of options. All the tile for our backsplash cost about $200 which I thought was a good deal but you could definitely spend a lot less and still have good results. Shop around for your tile, don't just choose from the selection at the big chain stores. I prefer a more neutral colored backsplash as opposed to a fun, trendy colored one that may not be trendy for long. You can always add color with accessories that can be changed out whenever you feel like it.
7. Remove outdated features
That's it! If you have any other advise to add I'd love to hear it!
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