The kitchen is one of the biggest selling points in a home. Remodeling a kitchen is one of the most expensive home improvement projects you can take on. Instead of a complete remodel there are many easy things you can do to spruce up a tired kitchen.
Instead of replacing your cabinets there are numerous things you could do to make your cabinets look like new without actually purchasing them. If you like the look of your cabinets start by simply cleaning the doors to bring out the natural wood grain. You can stain the cabinets if you are going for a richer color. If your cabinets are lacking character you can paint faux grooves on the doors to give them more depth.
Another option for re-purposing your cabinets is to replace the door panel with a new material such as glass or metal. If you want a completely new look you can easily spray paint your cabinets for under $300. A spray gun will give your cabinets a much smoother finish than using a brush.
Finish your cabinets off with new hardware. New cabinet pulls are inexpensive and a simple way to make a dated kitchen more modern. You can use a few different styles of hardware on your cabinets for more variety. A general rule is to use pulls on drawers and knobs on doors. It is important to keep the hardware proportional to the size of the drawer/door.
Another way to spruce up your kitchen is to add a backsplash. There are many different methods and materials you can use. Vinyl wallpaper is a simple and inexpensive way to add some color, texture, and design to your kitchen. Since you don’t need much of it for a backsplash you have a plethora of options to choose from, even fancy high-end wallpaper. Another popular option for a kitchen backsplash is mosaic tiles. You can buy mosaic tile sheets that are easy to layout as the tiles are already arranged all you need to do is cut the mesh backing on the sheets to fit your space.
Even small kitchen renovations can make a difference when thinking about selling your home. While it may not boost the home’s value significantly, it could have the power to influence a buyer.