3 Quick and Affordable Ways to Luxurify Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most used parts of the home, surrounding you every time you get hungry enough to search through the refrigerator and prepare a meal. During those peaceful culinary journeys, you get to enjoy some of the most introspective times as you let your thoughts envelope you during the food preparation and cooking process. As luxurious as that sounds, the aesthetics of your kitchen might not match the grandeur of your imagination. If you’ve grown tired of preparing meals in a less-than-fabulous space, consider the following quick and affordable renovations that will turn your kitchen right-side up:

1.Upgrade the Faucets and Cabinets

The first thing most people notice when they walk into a kitchen are objects that are at eye level, which would usually be your cabinets, so those need to be improved first. The next component that catches the eye is typically the shiniest part of the room, which is the neck of the sink faucet and/or the sink area itself. If you haven’t upgraded your kitchen in a while and your faucet looks outdated, you’ll probably be surprised by the quality and appeal of newer models. Even in the lower price range, a current year faucet model is almost always going to look better than something that was installed 5-10 years ago. You can browse the increasingly popular Kitchen Faucets Hub blog to compare the latest and great options on the market.

2.Install New Laminate Flooring and Countertops

The acrophobic saying “don’t look down” has no relevance in the kitchen, because upgraded flooring is almost always going to catch your eye and change the entire feel of the room. Laminate flooring is reasonably affordable for most homeowners and even renters, yet you can choose from patterns that look almost identical to various kinds of hardwood, ceramic, marble, stone, and other more expensive flooring types. If you want luxurious looking floors without breaking the bank, go with laminate. Likewise, you don’t really need to upgrade to an authentic marble countertop to get that polished look because you can also apply laminate surfaces to your countertops for a whole new appearance without the hectic/costly replacement of the counters themselves.

3.Replace Old Appliances

An outdated or bottom of the line oven or refrigerator can really throw off the luxurious look that you’ve worked to create through the above two suggestions. In fact, you’ll find the urge to upgrade appliances nearly irresistible once you’re finished with the flooring, counters, cabinets, and sink, because at that point you want all the kitchen components to be comparably extravagant. You may even want to replace your microwave for good measure if it doesn’t live up to the awesomeness of the rest of your new and improved kitchen.

4.Bonus Tip - Add Dimmable Lighting

Your kitchen probably doesn’t need a new lighting setup, but a dimmable fixture would definitely add an extra layer of luxury by helping you change the color temperature of the room - an effect that has been proven to influence mood. Obviously, a kitchen/dining room area looks much more relaxing and romantic when the lights aren’t blaring in your face.


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