• Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source

  • Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source

  • Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source


13 Jul 18


Are the cupboards a disaster waiting to happen? What about the worktops? Are they dated? An old kitchen can be a major turnoff. In fact, it might be one of the reasons you don’t have friends over because you can’t let them see your old kitchen. You need a kitchen remodel real bad but the finances are not quite right for one at the moment. Don’t worry about breaking the bank. There are some novel ideas you can implement and get your old kitchen to look like a modern and fancy one. Here are some to get you started.

Do some work on the kitchen cabinets

The kitchen cabinets are one of the first elements of any kitchen that give it away or make it look good. The fastest way to change the look in your kitchen is to do something with the cabinets. You don’t have to replace them completely. You can paint the existing ones to make them brighter. Colors like soft beige, cream or white are sure to brighten your kitchen. The other option is to change the cabinet doors. This will make it look like the cabinets have totally been replaced and won’t cost you as much.

Give the countertops a fresh look

There is a lot you can do with the kitchen countertops. Materials such as granite, soapstone and quartz are a hit with modern kitchen designs. You can choose a material like this to freshen up the look in your kitchen. People are even using materials that were known to be structural for such areas just to make things a bit more interesting. Think of materials like reclaimed wood, stainless steel, slate or poured concrete.

Get rid of upper cabinetry

It might have been the in thing a few decades back but it is no longer a trend. Upper cabinets are no longer as popular. Today the kitchen is designed to be more open and getting rid of these will surely make your kitchen feel open. Besides, the cabinets are hard to reach. Once you have them removed, you will also have space for some decorations. You could have paintings hanging where the upper cabinets used to be.

A new backsplash

A backsplash will protect your walls from oil and food particles but it also gives you a chance to make your kitchen more appealing. Tiles are the most popular option when it comes to the backsplash. When choosing a design for your backsplash, go for ideas that contrast with the cabinets so that it stands out. Brick or wood backsplashes are simple and elegant so you could go with one of those instead.

Lighting options

One of the best ways to make your kitchen a more modern one is to tinker with the lighting a bit. A good lighting plan can be one of the standout features of your kitchen. It will not cost you much to add features such as undercabinet lighting, recessed lighting, track lighting and/or dimmers. Also, get better bulbs that give the right kind of ambience to your kitchen. The best thing about upgrading the lighting is that you won’t even need to tear up your kitchen to install the lights.

There is a lot you can do to turn a boring old kitchen into a new and exciting room in the house. Incorporate some of your own ideas and remember to keep it low budget. A full kitchen remodel can cost a lot of money but small fixes here and there are easier to pull off and they look just as good once you are done.  






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