Ten Easy Ways to Revamp Your Kitchen
Does your kitchen look outdated and tired, but you have neither time nor money to give it a major renovation? Our team of Dallas mortgage experts has put together a list of ten quick and inexpensive projects that will give your archaic kitchen the newness and sparkle it so desperately needs.
1.) Think Paint.
When restoring a kitchen on a budget, paint truly works miracles and it works on almost everything. If your cabinets are in need of sprucing up, paint them inside and out. If they are originally a form of old, tired wood, use a very glossy, white spray-paint, or try an oil-based creamy white paint that you can brush on by hand. Painting kitchen cabinets instead of completely replacing them is a sure way to save big. After you finish with the kitchen cabinets, look into repainting your kitchen walls. A fresh coat of paint can have a dramatic impact on any room in the house. When it comes to paint, color is not necessarily everything. Compare textures and glosses. For the kitchen walls, try out latex satin enamel paint in either a soft sheen or no sheen in a color that really contrast with your updated cabinets.
2.) New Hardware.
Many times when you give kitchen cabinets a coat of paint, you realize that the cabinet pulls and hardware no longer function with the cabinets. Replacing the hardware adds the extra punch to make your fresh, new cabinets go from looking good, to looking great.
3.) Take It Away.
One way to open up a kitchen space is to remove a couple of cabinet doors and construct some inexpensive shelving that can be used as display space. This works well for making small kitchens appear larger. If you do choose to remove a few cabinet doors, be sure to paint the insides of them. You can either paint them the same color as the outside, or if you are feeling really creative, add a pop of color to the insides that works well with the entire color scheme of the room.