When it comes to the most used rooms in your home, the kitchen is often top of the list. It’s the place you prepare and cook meals, eat as a family, entertain friends, and just hang out. With that said, it’s nice to have a kitchen that reflects your personal style and is, at the same time, functional.
If your kitchen isn’t quite hitting all the high notes, and isn’t that dream space you had envisioned, there are some upgrades that could change the way you feel about the space. Here’s a look at three upgrades you may want to consider in 2020 and are well worth the price you pay.
Add a Stylish Backsplash
Just because you may not have the budget to completely gut and renovate your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t change up its look. By adding a stylish backsplash you will completely transform the look of the kitchen and modernize it. The best thing about this project is that it’s something you can do yourself in order to save money, and backsplash tiling is available in all different price points.
Energy Efficient Appliances
Then there are your kitchen appliances; the major ones, which are your oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher. You can go as sleek as you want, choose any finish, and get all the bells and whistles, but unless it is an energy efficient model you just won’t be getting your money’s worth. Energy efficient appliances use much less energy than traditional models, which means savings each and every month. Over time, the savings will pay for the appliance.
Of course, to keep your appliances working in tip top condition, and ensure they are truly energy efficient, you’ll want to make sure to keep them clean and well-maintained. This includes changing out filters on a regular basis, such as the refrigerator water filters that so many models have.
Upgraded Light Fixtures
Finally, we have the lighting fixtures. Lighting is something that people all too often overlook but it can have a huge impact on the room. You can change out old fixtures for modern and stylish new ones, plus you can install new types of lighting such as task lighting, under cabinet lighting, recessed lighting, and pendant lights.
As for the budget for this particular upgrade, that’s really up to you. If you are simply updating the existing fixtures, this is something you can do on your own and relatively cheap. If you will be adding all new fixtures where they didn’t exist before, then you’ll need to hire a licensed electrician so it will be a more costly project.
Small Changes with Big Impact
While each of these upgrades may not seem like much on their own, the fact is that each one will have an impact on the overall design, feel, and function of the kitchen. They can act as a great starting point for a general overall of the space, modernizing it to meet your needs.
In closing, some tips for kitchen renovation on a budget from Do It On A Dime