In the kitchen, the obvious upgrades include new cabinets, countertops, flooring, paint and depending on the circumstances, maybe new appliances. The island is the most interesting choice, involving cutouts for circular bowls on a raised platform. You could even tile the countertop of your kitchen island for different look as well. If you are in an apartment or a small house, a large sink in the kitchen can serve double duty as a utility sink, too.
According to Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel using midrange materials costs approximately $19,226. Kitchen cabinets can be fitted around refrigerators and go all the way up to the ceiling. A large center island doubles as a dining table, while the simple molding on the cabinetry and windows keep the space feeling fresh.
Upgrades and additions from the minor remodel include new semi-custom wood cabinets, a 3-by-5 foot island, new ventilation system, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and custom lighting. Believe it or not, kitchen remodeling and ideas do not always have to be very expensive.
If there isn’t room for any type of pantry, consider converting a closet outside of the kitchen to a storage area for fine china, large pots and infrequently used items. The first thing to consider when updating the cabinetry is the quality of the cabinets. I put wall sconces in our last kitchen and they added so much ambience and warmth to the room.
With a fresh selection of blinds and a resurfacing or new coat of paint, your windows can add striking detail, new textures and colors, and completely reframe the look of your kitchen. Whether you want to gut the kitchen down to the bare walls or just update the appliances, these kitchens will inspire!