There’s nothing as thrilling as beginning a new remodel in your home! You’ve been waiting for the right time to renovate the kitchen, but enough with the silly procrastination. You deserve the most attractive appliances, floors, countertops, and cabinets.
It doesn’t need to be done at once. You can complete each transformation bit by bit to make the remodel feel more manageable.
Need some inspiration? Read on to discover some simple, yet remarkable kitchen transformations that’ll perfect your space.
1. Go Bold, or Go Home
Want your kitchen to make a statement? Choose bold colors to make your space seem large and inviting.
This isn’t to say you should include every color in the rainbow, but don’t be afraid to add pops of color throughout the kitchen. Also, make sure to include spots of softer white or pastel colors throughout the room. It’ll help break up the color.
Color can be brought into every aspect of kitchen design, but don’t feel like you have to make all the changes at once. Make small adjustments until your kitchen is bold and fresh, just like you.
2. Beautiful Backsplash
One way to quickly turn a kitchen from drab to fab is by adding a backsplash over the countertops and sink.
There are several avenues of design you can take here. You’ll want to decide how much money you want to spend, and if you’re going to be updating other parts of the kitchen as well.
If you’re looking for a simple way to transform your kitchen, you could use wallpaper! Wallpaper isn’t what it used to be and there are some beautifully designed wallpapers out there. Plus, you could easily put it up on your own.
The more popular backsplash option is tile or stone patterns. These can brighten up even the smallest and simplest of kitchens.
3. Update the Countertops
Swapping out the countertops in your kitchen is an easy way to spruce up your space. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference a simple change can make in your kitchen aesthetic.
Our favorite countertops these days are butcher block, soapstone, marble, and the ever-popular granite.
There are so many types of countertops to choose from, so get one that suits your style and needs. Countertops like soapstone and granite are very durable, especially when it comes to heat. While wood countertops offer an easy to clean surface and a farmhouse type look. They do easily get damaged, though the repair is as simple as sand and seal.
4. Transform Your Cabinets
The transformation of cabinetry can make the most magnificent change in your kitchen. There are endless options and ways that you can approach the cabinet makeovers.
The cabinet remodel method where you’ll get the most bang for your buck is a simple coat of paint. Most choose to sand and smooth the cabinet surface before going to paint to achieve an even texture. While white will always be a classic color to paint your cabinets, feel free to explore with color here.
If your cabinets are beyond repair or you simply want to upgrade, you can also completely replace them. For a stylish look, have cabinetry that alternates between solid doors, glass doors, and open cabinets.
5. Modern Lighting
One of the last things thought of during a kitchen makeover is the lighting. It’s odd how lighting is often overlooked, as it can completely change the vibe of your kitchen.
Adding or replacing lighting fixtures can take your kitchen transformation a long way. Not only do modern lighting options provide a current look, but they can turn dark and dingy into dining perfection.
Recessed or pendant lighting is a favorite of ours, as it is both stylish and functional.
6. Flooring Upgrade
Flooring is one of the more expensive ways to transform your kitchen, but it can be absolutely worth it. This can be especially transformative if your kitchen opens up into another room and you’re able to continue the flooring (or replace it all). This will create a seamless look that’ll make your space feel open and spacious.
Go ahead. Tear up that old vinyl flooring and lay down a beautiful hardwood or tile.
Different flooring will suit different kitchens. For lasting floors that you’re happy with, find the flooring that matches your aesthetic while also suiting your needs.
7. White Out
One way to completely change and brighten up your kitchen is by utilizing the color white!
Whether you’re doing white floors, walls, countertops, or cabinets, white can help make a dull kitchen feel brand new.
For an easy and relatively cheap way to use the color white, you should sand and paint the cabinets. You’ll be impressed with how different your kitchen feels after painting over those grimy wooden cabinets from the 80s.
This has proved to be a lasting trend in the home makeover world, so feel confident that you won’t have to update your kitchen for a while after!
8. Open Shelving
Forget the cabinets altogether!
Looking to make your kitchen seem more spacious? Update your kitchen by knocking down the cabinets and putting up wall shelves.
Now if you’re like some of us and just throw Tupperware into a cabinet and hope that it doesn’t fall on you the next time you open it- open shelving isn’t for you. It’s best for those who have a separate pantry and are highly organized.
9. New Appliances and Fixtures
One of the more obvious ways to update your kitchen is by purchasing new appliances and fixtures. There are several options out there, so make sure you do your research.
The appliances and fixtures you choose are a matter of preference. There are several quality choices that you can pick from, so as long as you get something that works for your lifestyle you’ll be in good shape.
A Complete Kitchen Transformation
Are you looking to completely transform your kitchen? Use this guide as a checklist of what you’ll need to consider for your makeover.
It can be cathartic to gut your kitchen and start brand new. Maybe even knock down a wall or two to open things up.
The key to remodeling is to be flexible as the kitchen transformation occurs! It can also be helpful to acquire professional help when you need it, like with complicated things like installations and lighting.
If you’re looking for beautiful home lighting and furniture, make sure to check out Wilbur Davis Studios for your modern wood decor.