Design Ideas

3 tips for offering your kitchen a pick-me-up

As a homeowner, you may find that there’s an endless list of chores to do around the house. Between the vacuuming, bathroom cleaning and constant tidying, you may neglect the actual aesthetic of rooms you commonly dwell in.

The kitchen, in particular, is a place where you probably spend a great deal of time, whether you’re cooking a delicious meal for your family, entertaining guests or reading the newspaper as you eat breakfast before work. Either way, this room gets a lot of use, so wouldn’t it make sense to keep it looking up-to-date?

Even if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, a small pick-me-up could do your kitchen some good and leave the room’s appearance from being one more thing on your list. Here are some suggestions on how to spruce up this area:

1. Replace old tiles
Floors get dirty and beaten up over time, which is why now may be the perfect opportunity to pull up those old tiles that have been there for what may seem like forever and replace them with brand new travertine tiles. Doing so can give your kitchen the facelift it needs.

If tile replacement seems like a big undertaking to do yourself, consider calling in the professionals to lend a helping hand.

2. Repaint cabinets
According to This Old House, a fresh coat of paint can “brighten up old cabinets and cheer up the whole room.” This is a fairly inexpensive project and can usually be done in a day.

If you want your kitchen to look newer, consider a neutral color, Yahoo! recommended.

3. Pick out new hardware
Whether you repainted your cabinets or not, an even easier way to update your kitchen’s look is to go shopping for some new cabinet and door knobs as well as hinges and pulls. This simple action can change the aesthetic of the room more than you might think!

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