Easy Updates for Your Kitchen

Quick and easy ideas for a mini kitchen makeover
Easy Kitchen Updates
Cabinet Colour: Gibraltar Cliffs 1587 by Benjamin Moore

Is it time to refresh your kitchen? You don’t actually need to invest in a huge renovation to give it an appealing new look. Try these easy kitchen update design ideas and give the hardest working room in your home a fresh look.

Paint Out Cabinets with Colour

White kitchens are still in style – and they’re not going away – but if you’ve embraced the trend in your own space for a while now, you might be ready for a change. If you have a wood kitchen, you may want to paint it a colour without removing the cabinets entirely. In either circumstance, a fresh coat of paint is an easy kitchen update for your current cabinets. A sophisticated blue-grey colour in a satin finish is an option that feels both fresh and timeless.

Swap Out Cabinet Doors

To transform outdated cabinet doors, replace the upper ones with glass panels. If you’re concerned about keeping cabinet clutter under control, you can always opt for frosted panels.

Switch Up Lighting

Lighting is a quick way to inject newness in the kitchen with minimal investment. With so many styles, materials, and finishes available today, it’s never been easier a fixture that suits your design aesthetic. To keep your style on the classic side, look for details like ribbed glass and aged brass accents. If you lean more towards minimalist and modern, opt for a tapered shade and streamlined profile.

GlucksteinElements Allegra 3 Light Chandelier
GlucksteinElements Allegra 3-light chandelier

Update Your Hardware

The details matter. Changing up your cabinet door handles and pulls is a quick and easy kitchen update that adds instant style. When choosing your handle finish, don’t worry about matching it to your appliances. Warm brass, matte black, and brushed nickel pulls are all timeless hardware options.

Add Contrast with Accessories

Use contrasting accessories to add a fresh look to your kitchen. For example, if all of your appliances are stainless steel, you don’t have to choose silver-tone accessories and accents. Add interest with a matte black faucet or cabinet pulls. Add warmth with copper accessories like pots and barware.

See more tips for easy kitchen updates in this video with interior designer Brian Gluckstein.

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