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Ideas for Simple Kitchen Makeovers
Spring has finally sprung, and many of us are eager to get our home renovations underway. With so many project options available to the average homeowner, it is often difficult to determine the most cost effective home improvements. This is especially difficult for people that are trying to ready their homes for sale.
One of the simplest and most cost-effective home improvement projects is the kitchen makeover. American families spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and those shopping for a new home place a lot of emphasis on kitchen design. If you are keen on updating your kitchen, whether for your family or for a potential buyer, the following tips can help immensely.
There is no need to replace your kitchen cabinets, if they are constructed from real wood. Most people love the idea of natural wood cabinets so instead of replacing them, why not consider updating them? Changing the hardware is a simple way to give your kitchen cabinets an updated look. There are countless styles and designs available, and most of them can be had at extremely fair prices.
Adding a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the appearance of your cabinets. It is simple enough to remove the cabinet doors and repaint them. Be sure to clean them properly beforehand. A light sanding will also help ensure that the new paint adheres properly. There are so many colors of paint to choose from. Consider using one of the antique finishes that have become so popular in recent times.
A quality countertop is another viable option for upgrading the appearance of your kitchen. A marble or granite countertop may seem like an expensive upgrade, but if you are selling your home this simple upgrade could close the deal for you. If you are not in a position to consider marble or granite, ceramic tile is the next best choice. The wonderful thing about using tile for a countertop is the freedom that you have with the design. Mosaic tiles have never been so popular, so don't forget to let your artistic side run wild.
About the Author: Savi Decoursey is an interior designer in Toronto, Canada. When she is not consulting with her clients, she is a writer for kitchencabinetsanddesignsonline.com – an incredible online resource for information about kitchen cabinet hardware, flooring, appliances and more.