The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where your day begins and ends, functioning as a room that will host the most significant part of your life. A lot of attention goes into the details that keep the kitchen warm and inviting. Creating an expensive look for your kitchen doesn’t need you to break your bank account. Small changes, strategically done, can give you a multimillion look for just a couple of bucks. However small your kitchen is, these few upgrades help you achieve that glamorous and hefty tag feel.
1. It’s about what meets the eye
Looking expensive requires feeling expensive. To achieve this, go for a marble look for the counters by using quartz. The marble façade is easy to maintain and keep while giving off a hefty price tag. Using brushed silver appliances also elevates the feel of the kitchen by giving it a polished look. Among the few items in the kitchen that age fast are drawer and cabinet handles. Upgrade them by buying handles or knobs with sophisticated finishes and styles with prices as low as ten bucks. It may seem like a small change, but the aesthetic value it gives your kitchen will be far from trivial.
2. Hide small appliances
Nothing makes a kitchen look horrible than clutter. Keep your blender, toaster, and coffee pots out of sight to give your kitchen that clean airy look. If you use a water dispenser for clean water, consider installing a Water Filtration System that will not only get the job done, but remain hidden so your counterspace is not cluttered. Besides ridding you off smelly water, the system also softens your water and filters water you will use in the whole house making it safer.
3. Dress up those kitchen walls and floors
You can’t put new wine into old wineskins, right? Simply put, you cannot upgrade your kitchen without redoing your walls. A simple wall job, either painting or putting up a punchy wallpaper, can transform your kitchen. Go for the textured vinyl that is not only affordable but recyclable. Have an accent wall that draws the eye to the details and look of your new and expensive kitchen. Floors are expensive, but you can achieve a feeling of luxury at half the cost. Go for vinyl tiles, either resembling ceramic or stone, but that which compliments your kitchen cabinets and appliances in color, texture, and shape.
4. Aim higher with the illusion of higher ceilings
Raising window panels by adding some complimentary fabric can give off a grander feel. This upgrade can be a simple DIY project that gives instant results. Rather than have closed cabinets, upgrade them to open kitchen shelves. This rustic and modern kitchen design is trendy and provides more storage room at an affordable price.
You certainly deserve a kitchen you will be proud of, and if you can do it at a fraction of the price, why not? These few kitchen upgrades will get you feeling like you are in a new expensive house but at a low and affordable cost.