1) If your upper kitchen cabinets doors are all wooden, this can look boring (or too dark in the case of wood cabinets). Talk to a carpenter about inserting glass behind a few of the doors. The kitchen below is much more interesting due to the addition of glass in the doors. You could do this on the corner cabinet only, or the one above the stove (if it is centered).
|Updating the kitchen cabinets by adding |
glass inserts in the doors creates
a huge impact on a low budget
|A hardware upgrade makes a big |
impact on a low budget!
4) Replace one area with a contrast color. Example, the kitchen island and/or the hood above the stove could be painted a contrast color, such as a dover white, taupe, or a camel color. See photo with caramel stove hood at bottom.
|Notice how the pendant light, bar stools, update to cabinet doors (grass cloth) |
and new hardware transform this kitchen.
6) Replace the fluorescent lights!! This makes a huge impact. Pendant lights and recessed lights make a nice impact.
Greensboro, NC kitchen remodel
|In this High Point, NC Kitchen, we moved the microwave |
from above the stove to an unused desk area so we could
add a pretty tile back splash and a custom hood for the stove.
We added pendant lights, all this for major impact on a low budget.
See before & after photos of this room on the web site.
To update your kitchen, know that with a little imagination, there are alternatives to a complete kitchen remodel, which is great to know when you're on a budget.