Our kitchens see more wear and tear than any other room in our house. Greasy fingers handle the cabinets, pots and pans bang into the countertops, and food gets smashed into the floor tiles. You can clean it more often than you do the other rooms in the house, but it is almost impossible to keep this room looking 100% over the years. If you want to make the most of your kitchen and give it a touch-up, you do not need to spend thousands of dollars. By being selective about the touch-ups and doing some, or all, of the work yourself, then you will have a beautiful new kitchen without depleting all your funds.
One problem people run into often is lack of counter space. In order to compensate for this issue, they try balancing cutting boards on the edge of the sink or too near the stove. Not only is this dangerous, it also is inefficient. In order to save your knives and prevent accidents, you need a butcher block kitchen island. This addition to your kitchen does not take up much room and can easily be put away when you are not using it. However, it gives you the essential counter space that you need. The thick, hardwood strips are glued tightly together and sealed giving you a clean surface on which to prepare meals but it is also a surface that will not destroy your knives!
Now that your kitchen is more practical, it is time to make it beautiful! One of the easiest ways to freshen up a worn-out looking kitchen is to repaint your kitchen cabinets. Removing the kitchen doors, sanding them down, and repainting/varnishing is easy to do yourself. As long as you read a few “do-it-yourself” guides and invest in high quality paint, you will love the results.
Another easy improvement is to add a tiled backsplash to your kitchen’s décor. This tiled decoration can run along the walls of your kitchen bringing a unifiying, attractive element to your kitchen. If you have a large, white area behind your stove or sink, you can even expand this decoration into a tile motif. The result will not only be eye-catching, it will give your kitchen a whole new look and atmosphere!
Making simple kitchen improvements is not rocket science, nor does it need to cost a fortune. Have fun improving your kitchen today!