If you look at the statistics, people spend most of their time in the kitchen. Aside from the backyard, it's one of my favorite places to renovate.
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I've been thinking often about ways to upgrade my Kitchen without a complete overhaul. I like the layout, I just want to add some updates. Remodeling doesn't always have to involve a big budget, and weeks or months of construction. In order to save on the cost of a major renovation, I have been considering these possibilities.
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- New Faucet
I am happy to have some friends here in the kitchen.
|American Standard : Beale Pull down / Touchless Kitchen Faucet|
For me, the pull-down faucet was an option I personally prefer. My children are very excited about on / off sensor, which allows them to turn it on and off without even touching it. Luckily, I had an outlet below to power my garbage disposal, so I was able to plug my new faucet into an existing outlet to power the sensor. If you don't have an outlet under your sink, you can consider the battery pack option that is available.
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- Open Shelving
Another new trend in Kitchen design is the use of open shelving. We love the look but don't always have an open wall to add these, so with a Kitchen Refresh, removing the doors from an existing cabinet and creating a display area in an open cabinet you can have the same effect.
- Coffered Ceilings
The 4th plane. The ceiling is the most neglected and under appreciated element in most rooms. The first to be cut when budgets are tight, but a major impact for a complete room. A coffered ceiling adds drama and a finished and aspect to any room. Add drama to your kitchen by installing coffered ceilings. Here is a great article, "How to install a beam and panel ceiling"to get you started and to simplify the process.
- Pendant Lights
Another great idea for a kitchen renovation is to replace the old light fixtures with something more exciting and modern. Just this simple step can make a big difference in the overall impact of the space. Lighting is a special accessory. I refer to lighting as the jewelry for the room.
|Tom Dixon Lighting on Amazon|
- New Hardware
If you cabinets are still in good condition, you can consider upgrading the existing hardware. New hardware is very affordable and available online. Your kitchen will have dramatic effect just by adding updated hardware.
|image via Jennifer Cavors Design|
It feels good to add new items to my kitchen. Next, I will be talking about paint colors and wallpaper! I hope you had a nice Holiday and I look forward to sharing more about our updates next week.
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