Great tips for a kitchen face lift

by | Dec 9, 2013 | Home And Garden

Considering the amount of time that is spent in the kitchen it is little wonder that over time it becomes dull and worn. Not only are the appliances out of date, the cabinets, countertop, floor, etc are in bad need of repair or replacement. Giving a face lift for this tired room can be as easy as just replacing the kitchen cabinet doors or a full blown, top to bottom renovation. The choices that the homeowner has are many and they are often made based on the available budget as well as the time that can be allotted to the project.

The real issue is money, how much is available for the face lift. The most simple of all may be nothing more than changing the knobs on the kitchen cabinet doors as well as the hinges. This will cost very little and can be done in an afternoon. Conversely, brand new cabinets along with the countertop, backsplash, etc can cost many thousands of dollars. If the budget for the project is small the best thing to do is pick just a few things that will have a significant visual effect. Painting is a perfect example. It does not make the kitchen any more efficient but it most certainly brightens it up and makes it more pleasant to work in. While you are at it you can take one or two kitchen cabinet doors off and use the interior space as a china cabinet and display some colorful dishes.

The bigger the budget, the more aggressive the face lift can be. Many people will opt for replacing the cabinets and the countertop. There are now cabinets in flat pack (RTA ready-to-assemble) form for DIY assembly and installation or you can go for a professional installation. This is when you can change the whole cabinet layout, perhaps a center island can be installed and the sink moved.

Regardless of how much or how little is done, it will have a positive impact on the value of the home if it should it be put up for sale. If the changes are being made in anticipation of a sale, it is always a good idea to stick with traditional neutral colors and wood grains.

If you are going to spruce up your kitchen, replacing the kitchen cabinet doors can make a world of difference. You are invited to shop online at Cabinet Doors Depot.



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