Your kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where your family gathers at the end of the day. It is where memories are made during large holiday dinners. It is a place that must be open, spacious, and welcoming. No matter the size of your kitchen, there are many ways you can transform your kitchen to create an area that is functional and inviting. Plus, the right projects can increase your the property value on your home as well.
To help you create the perfect kitchen for your family, or if you are planning on selling in the near future, here are five tricks to transform your kitchen you may want to consider.
Update Your Flooring
One home improvement project to consider in this area of your home is to update the flooring. The kitchen flooring can experience a lot of wear and tear as this is one of the more trafficked areas of the house. You want to have flooring that is not only durable and boasts a long lifespan but that is also trendy and stylish. While there are several types of flooring options to choose from, a few materials to consider include:
- Stone tile
- Porcelain tile
- Engineered vinyl planks
Paint the Cabinets
Replacing your kitchen cabinets can be expensive. If your current cabinets are still structurally sound, you may consider refinishing and repainting them. This project can instantly update this space and increase your home’s value. However, this can become a major project depending on the number of cabinets you have in your home.
If you choose to refinish and paint your cabinets, take the time to complete each step of the process well including washing and sanding the cabinets, painting, and adding a protective sealant.
Paint the Walls
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in sprucing up this area of your home. You will want to choose a paint colour that complements other features in this room such as the back-splash or the counter-tops.
As you choose a colour for the kitchen walls, consider light colours such as whites, grays, and blues. Red is one of the few bold colour options to consider for your kitchen as it is known to stimulate appetites.
Upgrade Your Appliances
Are the appliances in your kitchen old and worn out? Do they consume a considerable amount of energy each time you use them? If so, it may be time to upgrade your home’s appliances. Consider replacing these items with more energy-efficient products. If you are replacing multiple items, consider matching items as this will add a more complete and comprehensive look in your kitchen area.
As you consider new appliances, a few features to carefully consider include:
- The specifications of each product
- The appliance’s warranty
- The features of the product
- The care and maintenance of the device
Update the Light Fixtures
The light fixtures play a critical role in your kitchen. These items not only affect the cosmetic appearance of this room but they can also make the room inviting and welcoming. If you wish to transform your kitchen area, consider replacing old and worn out products for those that complement the look of the space, that are energy-efficient, and that offer plenty of light.
One benefit to his home improvement project is it can be done quickly and with many new fixtures, the installation process is simple to complete.
If you want to create a home that impresses, begin with the kitchen. The above five projects are just a few ways that you can make your home more functional, increase your property value, and transform your kitchen to a new living space.
Transforming the right rooms can increase the value on your Calgary home!
Planning on selling your Calgary home in the near future? Speak with one of our experience real estate agents to learn more about what rooms you should transform.