The kitchen is often the most used room in a home, so it’s important that it is a functional and nice place to spend time. If you’re planning to put your home on the market, potential buyers will take note of the kitchen. To improve your home and boost property value, here are a few kitchen remodel ideas.

Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Paint the Walls

Painting is a popular home improvement because it changes the look of a room. It’s an inexpensive project and one that most homeowners choose to do themselves. Pick a color that complements your kitchen decor. If you’re planning to sell your home, choose neutral colors that appeal to a wider range of buyers. Be sure to purchase quality tools and paints for the best results.

Add New Countertops

Countertops add to the style and functionality of the kitchen. There are several countertop material options in a wide range of colors. Quartz is popular because it’s durable, attractive, and retains its appearance for years. However, if you prefer a classic style, granite or marble may be the right choice for your kitchen.

Upgrade the Lighting

Many kitchens have outdated or inadequate lighting. With limited light sources, your kitchen work areas won’t be well-lit. When remodeling, opt for modern lighting that is bright and focused and provides good illumination to workspaces. Boost the kitchen’s look by adding under-cabinet lighting, pendant lights above the island, and track lighting.

Cabinetry Updates are Popular Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Installing new cabinets is an expensive and time-consuming remodeling project. Avoid the inconvenience by simply updating the cabinets you already have. Loose handles, chipped paint, and a paint color that is 10 years old are things to address when improving the cabinets. Add new hardware and refinish the surfaces to make your cabinetry look fresh and new.

Install a Backsplash

A backsplash adds visual appeal and helps protect your kitchen walls. Over time, water splatters and grease can stain the walls. Adding a backsplash behind the stove and/or sink prevents that from happening. A backsplash of porcelain, glass, or metal tiles makes the kitchen more attractive, too. You can easily install a backsplash as a do-it-yourself project. To save money, look for discounted or discontinued tile styles and colors.

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