December 23

Kitchen Remodeling Tips

For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Many homeowners put off a kitchen remodel because of the cost and time involved. A professional painting contractor can be a great resource when you’re ready to update your kitchen. Follow these kitchen remodeling tips from Mr. Mole's Painting to update your kitchen without busting the budget.

Several easy projects will update your kitchen without breaking your budget or disrupting your life for months. If you are ready for a kitchen refresh, here are some quick ways to update your kitchen without spending too much time or money. 

7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen

1. Paint the Walls and Trim

No renovation is complete without a fresh coat of paint. Frequent use means that kitchen walls get grimy quickly, making them appear old and drab, no matter often you clean. The color you choose to paint your kitchen depends on your taste and the mood you want to set. Bright colors like yellow and red are thought to stimulate appetite, while lighter ones like green, grey, blue, and white are more calming.

White, gray, and cream are classic paint colors for kitchens. Soothing shades of blue continue to be popular because of their calming effects. A recent Zillow study found that the right paint colors can significantly increase offer prices on a home. Their research found that the best bet for kitchens is still white walls. 

If you want your kitchen to feel cozy, choose a lighter wall color than the cabinets. This will make your cabinets the focal point of your kitchen. If you want your kitchen to feel more spacious, choose a wall color just a couple of shades lighter or darker than the cabinets.

2. Consider an Accent Wall

In larger kitchens, accent walls or a dramatic color for cabinets can help focus the space and set whatever mood you like. If you have a smaller kitchen, a little drama goes a long way, so be careful with overly dark or dramatic colors on cabinets and walls. If you create an accent wall in your kitchen, you’ll want to select a color that complements the rest of the space.

3. Paint Your Cabinets

A significant part of a kitchen renovation is cabinetry. Replacement cabinets are often the most expensive part of a kitchen renovation. The average kitchen cabinet replacement cost can easily take up to 30% or more of your renovation budget. If your cabinets are in good condition, refinishing them is a great way to save money for other upgrades. Hire a painting contractor with experience. They'll know how to clean, prep, make minor repairs, and apply a beautiful, long-lasting finish.

4. Install Epoxy Countertops

New countertops can be costly. Epoxy countertops offer homeowners an alternative to expensive stone or marble. Epoxy is durable, easy to clean, and can be installed over your existing countertops. It mimics the look of granite or marble at a fraction of the cost. Although many DIY kits are on the market, achieving good results takes expertise. Hire a professional painting contractor specializing in epoxy countertops for the best results. 

5. Replace Outdated Cabinet Hardware

An easy way to update your cabinets is to replace the hardware. There are hundreds of finishes and styles to choose from, and many of them are relatively inexpensive. Match the new hardware to the old hardware's drill length (the distance between drill holes) for quick and easy installation.

6. Update the  Lighting

If your light fixtures are outdated, swap them out for new ones. There are some great lighting bargains available online. Adding under-cabinet lighting is a great way to add function and ambiance. Pendant lighting is another popular way to update your kitchen without spending much money.

7. Install a New Faucet

Your kitchen sink and faucet get a lot of use each day. A new stylish faucet is an easy update. Consider a hands-free faucet or a pull-down faucet. They add both style and function to your kitchen. If you aren’t a DIYer, a plumber can quickly switch out a faucet and ensure the job is done right.

A Kitchen Refresh Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

If your kitchen layout works for you and your family, expensive remodeling projects aren't necessary. Many of these kitchen remodeling tips can be tackled by a handy DIYer. Others are best left to professionals. A painting company specializing in residential painting can be a great resource when it's time to update any area of your home, including the kitchen.

Following these kitchen update tips can improve the look and function of your home. Sometimes, only one or two projects, like painting the walls or cabinets, can make a dramatic improvement. If you're thinking of painting your kitchen cabinets or any other area in your home, a professional painting company can handle the job quickly and for far less than you might expect.

Painting Services That Exceed Your Expectations

The benefits of hiring a professional paint contractor are numerous. Save time, energy, and money by hiring an experienced painting company. By hiring local painting professionals, you'll benefit from their expertise and support your local community. The team members at Mr. Mole's Painting LLC are trained to communicate with clients and ensure your satisfaction.

Mr. Mole's Painting LLC offers interior and exterior painting services for commercial and residential properties. We provide in-person and virtual quotes for your convenience. Contact us at (218) 368-2560 to discuss your next painting project.


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