3 Minor Kitchen Upgrades That Can Have a Major Effect

Kitchen Interior with Island, Sink, Cabinets, and Hardwood Floors in New Luxury Home. Includes elegant pendant light fixtures and wood beam ceiling

If you are like most homeowners, then you know that remodeling the kitchen can be a great investment of your home. That said, you may not want to make a huge investment, or you may not want to deal with the hassle of a total makeover. At Cabinet Magic, we hope you won’t let this prevent you from making any changes. The truth is that something as simple as replacing the lighting can make a big difference. Keep reading to learn more and then reach out to us at 800-570-4194 if you are ready to make a change or learn more about your options.

First: A Note About the Cost of an Average Kitchen Remodeling Project

The average cost of a minor to mid-range kitchen remodeling project is around $20,000. What’s great about this is that it can add significant value to your home. For example, if you make improvements such as adding new hardware to your drawers, resurfacing your cabinets, or adding new shelves, you could be making a big impact on the price of your home. According to one study, small kitchen projects get an average return on investment of more than 83%.

  1. Upgrading cabinets and counters
    We recommend focusing on projects that don’t start from scratch but instead upgrade what you already have. One great option is updating countertops with a stronger, more modern surface such as granite or marble. Refacing your cabinets is another cost-effective option. If you like the layout of your cabinets but the look is outdated, then we can help. This involves us coming to you, taking a look at what you have, and offering a quote based on your needs. We keep the bones of the cabinets but add entirely new faces to them. You can also take this as an opportunity to switch out the hardware on the drawers and cabinets too, or even replacing a few cabinets with glass doors to show off your favorite pieces.
  2. Adding a new backsplash
    One of the most affordable ways to add style to your kitchen at an affordable price is to add a kitchen backsplash. In most cases, you would add a tile backsplash from the counter to under the walls of your cabinets. If you’d like, you can also continue it around the sink window and onto other walls. There are literally thousands of options with many different colors, styles, materials, and shapes. Adding a new backsplash has the added bonus of also making it easier to keep your kitchen clean.
  3. Installing new lighting and new fixtures
    There are so many reasons to add new lighting to your kitchen. The lighting itself, if chosen correctly, can add so much beauty. Then the actual lights can help make your kitchen both brighter and more energy efficient. Just the single step of adding cabinet lighting can make a big difference. Likewise, adding new fixtures can have a similarly lovely impact. For help with these and other kitchen remodeling ideas, contact Cabinet Magic at 800-570-4194.