The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. Whether it’s a big family gathering, or just another evening spent making yourself a delicious meal, you want to ensure that space is not only functional, but also inviting. In almost every episode of House Hunters, a huge selling point of every great home is the kitchen. By giving your kitchen a face-lift you’re not only creating a great environment for yourself, but also adding value to your home. There are easy ways to give your kitchen the “wow” factor you deserve. Here are four tips to get you started.
A sure fire way to increase your home’s value and make your kitchen look incredible is with a brand new set of kitchen cabinets. Cabinets are eye level and attract a lot of focus. This is great news if you have a high-quality set of cabinetry. When choosing from a variety of styles, you can categorize cabinets into modern, traditional, and transitional. If you’re planning on doing a gut rehab on your kitchen, you may be drawn to the more modern look. However, if you’re keeping some of your kitchen’s original charm, traditional or transitional might be a better fit.
Cabinets can last you a long time if you take care of them correctly. For example, putting a lining inside is a simple way to keep moisture from penetrating and damaging the wood. It’s helpful if your cabinets are high quality in the first place with features like soft-close hinges, undermount glides, and I-beam upper sides to keep them from losing their square shape.
If you have any other specific needs for your cabinetry, consider getting custom or semi-custom kitchen cabinets from companies, like Polaris, who can make everything exactly to your specifications. Once you transform your kitchen with a little new cabinet magic, you’ll be the envy of your family and friends at every gathering.
Curate a cohesive kitchen.
If you take a look around, you might find that your pots and pans are a little eclectic. This is a great concept for teacups and mugs, but that “kitsch” doesn’t really extend to your cooking ware. Your pots and pans don’t just need to be functional, they can actually complement your kitchen’s design and colors if you get a whole collection, like a cookware set by Berlinger Haus. Leave the plain old pots and pans behind and put a pop of color on your stove with the Rose Gold or Burgundy Collections. If you purchase one set and then decide you want a different color to match your new curtains, there’s an easy thirty-day exchange policy and a one-year warranty. While you’re at it, take a look at Berlinger Haus’ cutlery set. You can look like a top-class chef with your new cookware.
Bring your faucet into the twenty-first century.
Maybe when you’ve been cutting meat, cracking eggs, or baking with your hands covered in flower you’ve thought about how nice it would be not to smear whatever’s on your hands onto the handles of your faucet. Having a way to wash your hands without touch became even more important when COVID-19 turned the world on its head. Now with a touchless kitchen faucet, you can easily wash your hands safely and more conveniently. No two touchless faucets are alike, so make sure you do your research and find what’s best for your kitchen.
Make a splash with backsplash.
Backsplash is a trend that’s taking upgraded kitchens by storm. It’s simple to clean, easy on the eyes, and will bring your kitchen forward in time. Say “goodbye” to messy marinara wall splatter, and “hello” to a perfect kitchen.