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3 Simple Ways to Update Your Kitchen

countertop maintenance With the popularity of renovation TV shows, you may be under the impression that your kitchen needs a complete overhaul. But many times, your kitchen can benefit just from a few simple tweaks to increase visual interest and functionality. Whether you’re introducing an easy change or want to explore total kitchen remodeling, these ideas will give you a jumping-off point in terms of re-imagining your existing space. Here are three simple ways you can update one of the most important rooms in your home: the kitchen.

  1. Countertop replacement
    For many homeowners and home buyers, granite countertops are all the rage. While a well-maintained granite countertop can last for up to 50 years without so much as a scratch, you don’t need an expensive countertop installation to add value and interest to the space. For instance, quartz is a great option: your countertop maintenance will be virtually nonexistent because it’s such a durable material, and it’s not nearly as costly as granite or marble. If you’re looking to make your countertop into a statement piece, something unique like butcher block or recycled glass can be a great, eco-friendly idea.
  2. Replace fixtures
    Something as easy as replacing the knobs and pulls on your cabinetry can make a huge difference! Fixture styles can easily look outdated, so embrace your sense of style with new fixture options. Whether you like contemporary stainless steel or a vintage weathered look, you can easily add your personality into the space with this simple adjustment.
  3. Add a backsplash
    Trends in backsplash tiling come and go, so if you have an existing backsplash you’ve grown out of, swapping it out for something new can make you feel like you’re in a brand new room. Subway tile gives kitchens a clean, timeless look, but you can also opt for something unconventional like recycled materials or chalkboard paint. The possibilities are endless, and they’ll let you see your kitchen through fresh eyes.

Although you may be tempted to do a full kitchen remodel, sometimes little improvements will have a huge impact. Not only will your kitchen look fresh and new, but you can add a lot of value — and decrease the need for unnecessary updates and countertop maintenance — with small updates that your family (or potential home buyers) will notice and love.