kw6023cIf you want to give your outdated kitchen a new look, it can be done one project at a time and in just a few weekends. There are many things you can do if you are updating your kitchen to benefit you in many ways;

Paint
A great place to start with your kitchen updates is painted because there is a wide variety of colors and textures. Get creative with choosing your colors by getting one that reflects your personality.

Countertops
One way your kitchen can look outdated is with cracked, stained Formica. Replacing a countertop is a great do-it-yourself project that does not have to be expensive. Many building supply houses offer beautiful laminate countertop sheets that can be cut to fit without replacing the entire counter. Modern laminate comes in several designer styles, finishes, and colors and is lightweight.

Cabinet Hardware
There are a variety of designs, shapes, and colors of hardware that can instantly change the look of your kitchen. Drawer pulls and handles can coordinate to match your style. New door hinges also give a modern, sleek look to cabinetry. Updating your kitchen drawers with new glides or soft-close hinges that will improve their performance.

Cabinet Doors and Drawer Fronts
Replacing doors and drawer fronts will give the appearance of new cabinets. For a modern look, you can add glass inserts to a simple wood design. You can create a country kitchen with chicken wire inserts or fabric panels. The possibilities are endless to the new looks you can create with different doors or drawer fronts.

Appliance Panels
Another simple kitchen update option is coordinating appliance panels which can create a new look for your kitchen and can also be completed quickly. If you have mismatched appliances, there are several types of panel colors, including stainless steel and even chalkboard panels.

Light Fixtures
Replacing light fixtures will also modernize your cooking space and can be easily completed. Consider track lighting, spotlights, or under cabinet task lighting. Dimmer switches can bathe your work area with needed light or create a mood perfect for midnight snacking.

Sink and Faucet
It doesn’t matter whether you want the top mount, under mount, cast iron or stainless steel; there are many types of sinks available. Your sink and faucet should complement each other and also meet your needs. You will find a variety of colors and types of sinks and faucets at your building supply store.

Updating your kitchen is normally thought to be a long-term project. You can modernize your kitchen in no time with these simple ideas.