Whether you’re looking for small kitchen ideas to update on a budget or want to completely overhaul your kitchen, look no further.
With this list of kitchen remodeling ideas, you can make a smart decision about what direction to take your home. Use these examples to help inspire your own creativity and turn that old kitchen into one you’ll always be proud of!
Let’s get started!
1. A Handy Towel Rack
This may seem obvious, but having a towel rack directly above or adjacent to your kitchen sink can be a real asset. Don’t settle for keeping towels under the sink.
A towel rack keeps the towels off the floor while also stylishly displaying them, not to mention the utility!
It’s a real win all around, and it’s a cheap way to add some flair to your cooking space.
2. Repaint Your Outdated Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets can make or break the look of your kitchen. Dark cabinets can make your kitchen feel old and cramped.
By brightening the cabinets to a white, or off-white shade, you can breathe new life into your kitchen.
The best part is you can dramatically change the look of your kitchen without having to commit to a complete kitchen cabinet overhaul, which will save you a lot of money.
Turns out you can have your cake and eat it too!
3. Add See-Through Cabinet Doors
Another alternative to a complete kitchen cabinet replacement is to simply exchange the old doors for some with glass panels.
This will not only refresh the look of your cabinets, but it helps make the space feel more open, and lets guests find dishes easier!
You can opt for clear or frosted glass, depending on your personal preferences. Either way, it’s a much more affordable way of updating your cabinets.
4. Increase Seating Options
Bring your guests or family into the heart of the kitchen design! By adding some bar seating or benches along the wall, you can bring the party into the kitchen instead of the living room.
Serve some pre-meal snacks off the island, or enjoy a bottle of wine with friends. No matter the kitchen, some additional seating can go a long way.
5. Opt for Open Shelving
This kitchen decor idea is a real winner, especially for smaller kitchens. Open shelving can really help free up the space, making your kitchen feel bigger than it is.
Cabinets can take up a lot of real estate, but these open shelves not only make everything easier to find, they give a quaint, homey look to your kitchen.
6. Optimize that Corner Cabinet
Don’t waste the valuable storage of your corner cabinet! It can be a pain to properly use if you stick with static shelving, but the addition of a half-moon Lazy Susan makes cookware storage easy and stylish.
No more digging around in the back of the cabinet! Simply pull the tray out and grab what you need! Easy to use, easy to organize, easy on you.
7. Add a Sink Backsplash
While a little bit more involved than the previous entries on this list, a sink backsplash will protect your wall while adding a touch of sophistication to your meal prep/washing area.
There are a wide variety of tile materials, so it’s easy to find one in your price range.
8. Update Your Lighting
Standard in modern kitchens, good lighting is what brings the whole space together. You can have a well put-together kitchen, but if the lighting is poor, it will sour the whole experience.
Try installing some hanging lights over your island, and adding lights on the underside of the cabinets. A bright kitchen is a welcoming one.
9. Add an Island
An island is a great way to increase your counter space, allowing you to prepare a meal, or serve guests! If you have room for it, it’s worth the investment.
Even if you don’t have a ton of room, a good alternative a rolling cart, which is effective no matter the size of the kitchen area.
10. Replace Those Old Countertops
The countertop has a large presence in the kitchen, so what better way to rejuvenate your kitchen than by replacing the old countertops?
The granite pictured here truly brings out that inviting feeling, with its warm mix of white and dark brown.
Stone countertops give a sleek look to the kitchen, and are easy to clean, no matter the mess. Just don’t forget to match them to the cabinets!
11. Install an Island Sink
What’s better than one sink? Two sinks! There are many possibilities: double-duty on dish cleanup, a handwashing station, faster meal prep, and even more!
Adding a second sink into the island can be a great way to increase the versatility of your kitchen.
12. Update Worn-Out Appliances
Tired of the gas range? Frustrated with a tiny refrigerator? Wrestling with a lackluster dishwasher?
Maybe it’s time to replace some appliances! They are designed to make your life easier, not more difficult.
And while you’re replacing them, use the opportunity to match them with the cabinets! Not only will you have top-of-the-line appliances, but your kitchen will have a much more uniform look.
Some stores even offer a bulk deal if you buy multiple appliances as a set. Nice!
13. Ditch the Old Flooring
Maybe the problem isn’t the kitchen itself, but that old linoleum peeling around the edges?
A floor can be a jawdropper, or a huge eyesore. Installing some clean ceramic tile, or beautiful hardwood flooring can change your kitchen from mediocre into a cozy area where the whole family will want to be!
It’s Up to You Now!
Take these home remodeling ideas and make your kitchen dreams a reality!
Don’t know where to start?
Give Restor-It a call today at 678-355-6645! They specialize in remodeling, floor installation, and countertop resurfacing. Restor-It ready to assist you in transforming your current kitchen into one that you’ll never want to leave!