15
Sep

5 Easy Ways to Rejuvenate a Kitchen

Of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen is the room you and your family spend them most time in, and as a result it is the most dynamic room in your home.

Your family may be growing, your culinary skills may also be advancing, and technology is also on your heels.  It’s not surprising that eventually, your kitchen will need to adapt to all the changes going on around it. While you may not have the time or budget right now for a full-scale renovation, here are some tips that will help to revitalize your kitchen with a fresh new look:

1. Update Your Cabinetry

While it may seem obvious, this is one of the simplest ways to introduce a new style into your kitchen. Work with designers to create new cabinets that fit into the same space as the old ones. Or, upgrade your existing cabinets in a few simple steps. Replace or refinish old doors and door panels, combining glass or metal with traditional wood for a multi-textured look. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders as well, adding a touch of colour and vibrancy while helping older cabinets appear new.

2. Add a Backsplash

This is one of the most fun and creative ways to add a personal touch to your kitchen. The possibilities are endless in terms of colour, style, material and design layout when installing a backsplash. This makes it easy to incorporate into your existing kitchen. Mix-and-match with existing colours and designs to create a blended look, or change directions to create a stunning focal point that adds contrast to your kitchen.

3. Replace Your Hardware

It is incredible that something as simple as cabinet handles can have such a big impact! Sleek, stainless steel bars create a modern minimalist look, while antique bronze can add a timeless quality. Experiment with colour, size and material until you find hardware that suits your personal taste and enhances your kitchens design style.

4. Creative New Countertops

If you have to pick one overhaul to give your kitchen a makeover, countertops are a great choice. The wide variety of materials available gives you instant creative freedom. Replace old laminate with granite, tile, or marble for an elegant designer look. Consider a large butchers block into one section, adding a beautiful yet functional feature. Or, have your counters professionally polished, removing marks and stains that develop from normal use. Putting the spotlight on your countertops will instantly revive your kitchen.

5. Refresh Your Flooring

A new floor can dramatically impact the look of the entire kitchen space, and offers an extensive variety of materials to choose from. Vinyl offers almost unlimited choices when it comes to patterns and colours, as well as incredible resistance to wear-and-tear. Tile is also extremely durable, and adds a touch of classic elegance to otherwise ordinary kitchens. For more options, click here. If you do nothing else in your kitchen, updating the floor is guaranteed to give it a brand new feel.
Whether you choose one or more of these methods, Canadian Home Style has all the products you need to transform your kitchen. Visit our North Vancouver Showroom to discover all of your options.