Affordable Ways to Update the Look of Your Kitchen


Kitchen pic

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Kurt Wiedt leads Markham Woods, a Denver, Colorado-based residential real estate company, as principal partner. Kurt Wiedt has worked at the company since 2008 and has overseen several high-end design-build projects, many of which focus on modernizing kitchens.

Modernizing an outdated kitchen may seem like a big project. But homeowners can actually make huge changes in their kitchen with small updates. Following are several budget-friendly alterations that can give kitchens a new look:

Add a coffee bar
Coffee bars are great for homeowners who love hosting. They can easily take up any awkward space in a kitchen and add a bit of luxury with their lighted shelving, sink, and fridge. This entire set-up may be a bit pricey for many homeowners, but a similar effect can be created for free by reorganizing all coffee-making supplies in a kitchen corner by the sink.

Update the hardware
This subtle change enhances the look of the entire kitchen space. Depending on how many cabinets homeowners have, updating the hardware can be expensive. Shopping sales, however, can substantially reduce the cost.

Make it airy
Cabinets have a nasty habit of making kitchens feel cramped and small. Homeowners can address this issue by just removing the doors on some upper cabinets. With the doors gone, the kitchen feels much more open even though the amount of available space is the same.

Paint the cabinets
By painting the cabinets, homeowners give their kitchen a facelift without undergoing a major renovation. In addition to that, adding a new color to the kitchen gives homeowners the chance to personalize the space and express their personality. Beyond paint color, the paint finish also helps alter the kitchen’s look.