Sometimes the smallest updates to your kitchen make all the difference in the world. Whether it's a whole new remodel or just an update, remodeling your whole kitchen can be difficult. Not only does it take lots of time and energy, it can also take lots of money.
We have found that updating simple things like new hardware, door style or cabinet color can make a huge difference. There's a large variety of hardware on the market now. Along with choosing whether you will purchase new cabinets, reface your existing cabinets or renew them, you will also need to decide which kind of pulls or knobs you want. Kitchen cabinets rarely come with hardware, leaving the choice up to you, which is both good and bad.
Contemporary kitchens tend to look best with streamlined pulls, and sleek tubular or rectangular options are perfect for modern styles. You will also need to keep in mind your light fixtures and appliances. Matching the finishes is not critical, but be sure they are complementary.
If you plan to reface your cabinets, perhaps turn them into a stained wood finish, just about any hardware will work. The same is true if you plan to renew your cabinets with paint or stain. Brushed nickel, chrome, oil rubbed bronze, and pewter are all classic finishes for painted cabinets. But most importantly, choose a style that will work into your lifestyle and one that you will love for years to come.
We are in the process of gathering ideas for our kitchen remodel, and it's great to have help with the design process. The free in-store design consultation services that The Home Depot offers is invaluable. It's nice to know what type of remodel we can work into our budget.
Creating your dream kitchen can be easier than you think. Have you ever remodeled your kitchen? Did you just update your cabinets or decide on everything brand new?