For many people, after several years of having things in their home a certain way, they get bored with the status quo and start to get the itch to try something new. If you have a love/hate relationship with your kitchen, here are a few ways to get things back on track.
Clear Off Your Counters
Cluttered countertops do nothing for your kitchen. They look messy and unorganized, make meal prep a hassle, and even cause the room to look smaller. Relocate items to cabinets or pantries, leaving only essential items like cooking utensils, knives, seasonings, and one or two of your most frequently used appliances. Your kitchen will look bigger and cleaner, and after-dinner cleanup will go much more smoothly.
Reface the Cabinets
If you have kitchen cabinets that are sturdy, functional and well-designed, there’s no reason to spend big bucks on the purchase and installation of custom cabinets just to get a new look. Refacing your kitchen cabinets will give you the same result at a fraction of the cost. Choose a new color or finish and buy some attractive hardware and accessories, and when you put it all together your kitchen cabinets will look like new.
Add Some Under-Cabinet Lighting
The shadows cast onto countertops by your cabinets can make prep work difficult. Installing LED lighting under your cabinets is a great economical solution to this problem. LEDs are very energy efficient, emit little heat and add a nice ambiance to your kitchen. They also work great to light the way when you need a little midnight snack.
Upgrade Your Flooring
In most homes, the kitchen is hands down the room that gets the most wear and tear, so the kitchen floor has to be tough enough to stand up to the abuse. If you are thinking of upgrading your kitchen floor, consider replacing it with ceramic or porcelain tile. While both are good choices because they are attractive, durable, and easy to clean, porcelain is the better of the two. It is denser, so it can handle heavier loads, and unlike glazed ceramic tile, the color goes all the way through, so chips won’t be as noticeable.
If you are ready to love your kitchen again, pick up the phone and give AAA Hellenic Marble & Tile a call at (610) 344-7700. We are happy to offer FREE consultations and share our expertise.