Whether cooking meals or hosting friends and loved ones, our kitchens are one of the busiest rooms in our home. So, it makes sense that you’d want an upgrade once in a while. But where to start? If you’ve been pondering kitchen upgrade ideas or looking for inspiration for your next kitchen upgrade, we’re here to help. Here are five kitchen upgrades to enhance your home.
Refresh Your Lighting
Want an easy way to transform your kitchen’s look and function? Rethinking and refreshing your kitchen lighting is a fantastic way to upgrade your kitchen. Redirecting or eliminating shadows while highlighting key areas like backsplashes and cabinets can create a fresh new look and breathe new life in your kitchen.
In addition to improving aesthetics, upgrading your kitchen lighting can also improve visibility and make your kitchen more functional and easier to work in. With so many lighting options available nowadays, from pendant lights and sconces to light strings and dimmers, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to kitchen lighting upgrades – the sky’s the limit!
Update Your Appliances
Upgrading or updating your kitchen appliances is generally a smart investment. There’s no need to go all out, however, and even a few new small appliances can make a huge difference to your quality of life. From espresso machines and microwaves to stoves and dishwashers, upgrading your kitchen appliances can transform the way you look at and experience your kitchen. What’s more, upgrading your outdated appliances ensures they’ll last you for years to come and will be a major selling point should you decide to sell your home down the line.
Add a Kitchen Island
Adding a kitchen island is an excellent way to both improve your kitchen’s aesthetics and add to your home’s resale value. Highly sought-out upgrades, kitchen islands add handy counter and storage space and can even be fitted with extra appliances. While a kitchen island may seem like a significant initial investment, it’s still a sound one since kitchen islands won’t be going out of style any time soon.
Rethink Your Cabinets
Looking for a simple kitchen upgrade that can immediately change the look of your kitchen? Replacing, updating, or even updating your kitchen cabinets and hardware is an easy way to take your kitchen aesthetics in a refreshing new direction.
From replacing knobs to completely changing them out, updating your kitchen cabinets can be as big or as small of a job as you want. No need to exactly match your current kitchen finishes either, just finding a design that partners well with the rest of your kitchen should be more than enough to improve your kitchen’s looks while increasing your overall return on investment.
Add a Simple Luxury
What can you do to elevate your kitchen experience? Whether it’s a fully stocked coffee station or wine station, whatever you can add to make your kitchen that much better is worth considering. One of the biggest kitchen upgrade trends in 2022 is adding a multipurpose workspace to improve your kitchen’s overall functionality.
This could be something like a kitchen desk area where kids can get their homework done while mom and dad prepare dinner, or a quiet place to answer a couple of emails when you don’t need the full-on focus a home office provides. All it takes is a bit of imagination to add a simple luxury that adds value and improves your quality of life.
Which of These Kitchen Upgrade Ideas Do You Love the Most?
Let us know, and we’ll help make your dreams come true! At Kurmak Builders, we fully understand that kitchen upgrades need to be perfect and all the different factors to consider can sometimes feel overwhelming. This is why we’re with you every step of the way, from conception to completion, dedicated to eliminating the stress and guesswork associated with kitchen upgrades.
Are you in Calgary and considering a kitchen upgrade? Then check out our custom kitchen renovation services. More than just a renovation company, we build on your vision and refine it to be the best it can be. Call us at 403-277-5525 or email us today for a free consultation.