Creative Ways to Remodel Your Kitchen
One of the best ways to increase the value of your home is to invest in home renovations. Renovating can be quite pricey, so choosing the right room to focus on is incredibly important. If you’re leaning towards giving your kitchen a facelift than you’re definitely making a smart choice. When thinking about resale, it’s important to remember that a lot of new homebuyers pay particularly close attention to the kitchen – it could be a make-or-break feature for potential buyers. Make sure your kitchen is high on appeal by taking a look at our River City Financial team’s favourite ways to creatively remodel your kitchen.
Say good-bye to cabinets
If your kitchen feels a little cluttered and you’re trying to figure out a way to make it more spacious, than replacing some of your kitchen cabinets with open-style shelving is a fantastic solution. This is also a great way to fix the problem of tired looking cabinets! Open shelving is a terrific alternative that lets your kitchen’s walls breathe, and the switch immediately gives the space a modern update. Store your favourite kitchen appliances or most used dinnerware on the shelves for quick and easy access.
Create a custom island
A custom kitchen island is an excellent way to inject some personality into your space. If you currently have a kitchen island in place, think about painting the base a colour that is different from the cabinets – just be sure to keep it complimentary. Swap out your countertop for something out-of-the-ordinary, like sheet metal or reclaimed wood. Don’t have an island? Add this desirable feature to your space and make it a focal feature by showcasing an interesting base (think: refurbishing a vintage chest and adding a concrete countertop).
Don’t forget about your ceiling
Looking to add some extra visual interest to your kitchen? Just look up! Many people tend to forget to give a ceiling some attention during a renovation, but adding detail above our heads offers the chance to get extra creative without having to worry about being too in-your-face. You can always take the easy route and paint your ceiling a contrasting colour or use a stencil design for added design depth. Intricate ceiling tiles are another beautiful option and come in a wide variety of finishes – including metallic for some extra glamour.
Get Creative with backsplash
The kitchen backsplash is often a left as a neutral background element in a kitchen when really it is an outstanding opportunity to bring some character into the space. Options like wallpaper and tin sheets are budget friendly but offer high impact. Another wallet-approved option is chalkboard paint, which doubles as a convenient way to leave notes for yourself and family. If you’re able to make a bigger investment then consider using subway tile and taking it all the way up to your roofline. Industrial steel and modular panels are also unique alternatives to the traditional glass and ceramic tile approach.
If moving is on your mind and you need help fitting a home into your budget, then our team at River City Financial is ready is help. Contact our professional mortgage team at River City today!