We all spend time in our kitchens. Whether it’s whipping up meals for the family or just digging around for a box of crackers, the kitchen is something almost everyone has in common. Ideas exist for making your kitchen more of a gathering place than just another room. There are also some really unique remodel ideas out there. But what if you don’t want to go all the way to extremes when it comes to fixing up your kitchen? What if you want your kitchen just unique enough that it stands out from the pack–but doesn’t break your bank account? Below we’ve pulled together some ideas to help you turn your kitchen into a knockout in just one weekend.
Declutter those counters: Having a knockout kitchen begins with boasting clutter-free surfaces, especially technology clutter. Thankfully, when you install a Docking Drawer in your kitchen, you can charge up laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and even running watches at any time of day while keeping countertops clear. You’ll love the simplicity of a Docking Drawer outlet and your neighbors will love an opportunity to stay plugged in while you visit with them over appetizers. Thank you to our friends at Bentwood Kitchens for sending us this beautiful photo!
Replace your upper cabinets with shelving: If your upper cabinets are difficult to reach and therefore go unused, it’s time to break out the heavy tools. Knock out your upper cabinetry to make room for a beautiful, floating shelf concept. Keep unique pieces that you rarely use but would love to display there such as your wedding dishes or other fine china. You could also store wine glasses and champagne flutes on these shelves, leaving more room in your cabinets.
Opt for bold appliances: Black, white, and stainless steel. Those are the most common choices for our kitchen appliances. But what if we told you that you could opt for some major color? Bold appliances such as a bright pink refrigerator or a lime green stove will not only give your kitchen that unique touch you’ve been craving, but it doesn’t take much time to install. Ask your local appliance store about color options that expand beyond what they offer on the showroom floor.
Add an eye-catching backsplash or some tile: If you’re tired of your beautiful kitchen walls getting splattered with water or grease, do something about it! Install a beautiful backsplash behind your sink or a unique tile pattern behind your stove top. Not only will you give your kitchen a shot of style, you’ll also be protecting the walls from damage.
Change up your countertops: You don’t have to drop huge money on fine granite countertops. Instead, visit your local hardware store and opt for an updated, understated look. If you find that you can’t decide on a material you like best, consider installing two! A wooden countertop that transitions to stone is not only beautiful, but we’re willing to bet your neighbors haven’t thought of it.
You don’t have to remodel your kitchen from top to bottom in order to make it a knockout. Instead, opt for trendy and inexpensive touches to make your kitchen the place everyone wants to be.
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