Let’s face it: we’ve all been spending a lot of time at home over the past few months. You and your family have probably had some quality time with your home’s kitchen, learning how great of a space it is. Also, how outdated and inconvenient it is. It’s time for a change. As the weather warms up and we get into longer summer days, now is the perfect time to tackle that kitchen improvement project. Turn your kitchen into a truly special space in your home. Here’s the Best Kitchen Improvement Projects for Summer:
In this article, we’ll review several ways you can improve your kitchen, ranging from a full remodel to smaller, DIY-friendly projects. Let’s dive in.
Remodel your kitchen with new cabinets and countertops
Go big or go home, right? If you’ve been thinking about investing back into your home, a full kitchen remodel is a great way to do so. Whether you’re looking to build your dream kitchen or just want to boost your home’s value and curb appeal, this summer is the perfect time to get started.
We recommend you speak with a licensed and experienced contractor for help planning out your project and your budget. Many homeowners are excited by the prospect of an “open kitchen” floor plan—until they see the price tag. That money might be better spent on high-quality cabinets, countertops, and flooring that will better stand up to day-to-day use. If your budget is tight, consider tackling the project in phases: the main thrust of the remodel gets done first, and then floors, lights, and appliances get replaced in subsequent months as your savings account fills back up.
With the help of a remodeling professional, your new kitchen should add significant value to your home while also serving as a renewed focal point for your own home life.
See Your Kitchen in a New Light
Not every homeowner is going to be able to kick off a full remodel this summer, and that’s okay. You don’t necessarily have to invest thousands of dollars and completely transform your kitchen to improve it. If you’re looking to make small, DIY-friendly changes, start with the lights. The lighting in your kitchen influences how everything looks and feels, from your existing counters and cabinets to the food you cook.
Too many older kitchens have harsh, fluorescent panels that make a kitchen feel sterile, cold, and outdated. By replacing these with recessed lighting and pendant lights over the kitchen island, you can make the space feel warm, inviting, and intimate. Under-cabinet lighting brightens up your cooking and food preparation surface, adding new functionality to the kitchen.
Finally, if your kitchen has a window, remove any curtains or coverings from it and let the sunshine in. Natural light can bring new life to a kitchen. All of these upgrades can transform how you see the space, and cumulatively only cost a couple hundred dollars to complete.
Make Organization Easier
If you’re a fan of function over form, you should invest in better kitchen organization. In many American kitchens, every inch of space is needed to store appliances, dry goods, pantry items, and dishware. Unfortunately, many kitchen cabinets feature significant areas of wasted space, such as corner cabinets with deep, unreachable pockets. By installing organization tools into your cabinets, you can get far more use out of them than you would otherwise.
Pots and pans are a major nuisance—they don’t naturally stack, and storing them individually takes up a lot of space. Put racks into your cabinets to hold frying pans and their matching lids next to one another. If your kitchen can fit it, you can take this another step further and work with a contractor to install an overhead pots and pans rack, completely removing these items from your limited cabinet space.
There’s a cabinet organization feature for almost everything in your kitchen, from spices to rolls of aluminum foil. Best of all, most of these can be easily installed by you. They’re among the best DIY- and budget-friendly kitchen upgrade projects out there.
Take on Changes at Your Own Pace
If you’re in the financial position to do so, investing in a kitchen remodel is the most effective way to transform your kitchen from outdated to outstanding. But, it’s far from the only way, and incremental improvements are still improvements. By making upgrades to your kitchen, you can make the space more inviting to your friends, family and guests and liveable for you and your family.
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