How to update a Kitchen

Edyta's  Expert Advice

Many times when approaching a project- a clients want to transform their kitchen, yet they don't necessarily have the budget for a whole brand new kitchen (including cabinetry, cabinetry design, install and reconstruction of the whole kitchen.)
If your kitchen is in a good shape and meets your needs, there are a few things you can do to update and transform it's look.
Here they are:

1) Repaint the cabinet doors
Painting the cabinet doors will give it an instant punch and completely transform the look of the kitchen. There are professionals that do this, so they will come to your home, assess, take off the doors and hardware and have it professionally sprayed with any color of your choice. It will not only look beautiful it will be durable and a great new layer to your doors.

2) Repaint or Wallpaper the Kitchen
Adding some dimension with a new paint or wallpaper will give it that extra punch and point of interest. Go for it!

3) Change out the Cabinet hardware & Faucets
You can purchase beautiful new pulls & faucet that reflects your style and creates the feeling and statement you are going for in the finish you desire. These type of small details will really make a difference.

4) Add or change out the backsplash
If you don't currently have an installed backsplash add some beautiful mosaic tile to add interest and compliment the rest of the kitchen. You can also get rid of a dated backsplash and replace it with an updated beautiful design.

5) Change out the countertop
Chances are that your counter is significantly dating your kitchen. Choosing a beautiful stone or a stone composite can do wonders for the style and look of the kitchen.

6) Change out the light fixtures
Take a look at the kitchen pendants- perhaps over the island, the breakfast nook or the sink area. Choosing some fun new fixtures is an easy change that could bring in big impact.

7) Updated your appliances & sink
Changing out your appliances will really make a drastic change. Adding a beautiful new stove, refrigerator, hood vent, dishwasher and microwave & sink will bring in a nice modern touch to the kitchen (unless of course you are opting out for a little more ornate models ;)

8) Change the window treatment
This by itself can be a big change. Taking down a dated window treatment and having a beautiful roman shade made from your favorite textile can be so fresh. If you are repainting or wallpapering you can add that touch of color by coordination.

9) Change out the stools or refinish and reupholster
If you have an eating island or peninsula in the kitchen, think about replacing your stools. Also if they have great bones and the style you are looking for, have them refinished and reupholstered.

10) Update your floors
This could mean refinishing your hardwood floors or installing beautiful porcelain or stone floors. They could really be what you need in order to achieve the right look.

11) Clean & declutter
Yes, simply by purging and cleaning your kitchen will have a fresh sparkle. Getting rid of things on top of the counter and replacing it with great organizing solutions and simple decorative elements will do wonders.
Adding a few pretty counter containers for storage with the addition to fresh flowers will look clean, pulled together and fresh. :)

All of these tips will make great changes on their own in order to update your kitchen, yet if you are looking for a big transformation - Utilize them all, they will create a beautiful big impact and the kitchen, the kitchen  will look like a brand new with a new design at a fraction of the cost of what you would pay for a completely brand new kitchen.

Here are photos of some great kitchens to get you inspired:

check out the beautiful fixtures and beautiful stools

The color of the cabinetry along with the hardware is beautiful & how about that light fixture!

Beautiful light fixtures and fun wallpaper. The counter edge detail is elegant and the contrast in materials make it so elegant.

So sleek and elegant!

Pure joy!

Light fixtures, Lucite stools- amazing!!

Such a fun clean crisp kitchen! and that ceiling just brings in such a soothing feeling!

Elegance and joy!