There are many ways to spruce up your kitchen and make it feel more current and stylish. Below is a list of ideas that range in budget and time, but each add style independently or can be used together to give your kitchen a total makeover.
Kitchen cabinets: If you have nice cabinets, but the finish seems outdated, then try painting them. There are kits you can purchase at home improvement stores, or you can search for a tutorial online. By changing out a dated finish you are adding an instant update to the space and allowing yourself the option to transition into a new style.
Kitchen counter tops: Counter tops range from inexpensive laminate to more expensive natural stone and solid surfaces. There are many options for all budgets. Decide which material will work best for the way you use your kitchen and the design style you have working in your kitchen. You can get assistance from a design specialist at a home improvement store.
Back-splash: Adding a back-splash helps the cabinet area feel finished. A back-splash can be the jewelry of the kitchen. You can choose to install it yourself or have it professionally done. Either way, adding tile or another material to your back-splash can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your kitchen.
Cabinet Hardware: Hardware finishes off the look of a kitchen and adds personality and style to the cabinets. There are so many different knobs and pulls to choose from, it may be hard to limit yourself, but choose the one that compliments your style and will add longevity to the kitchen. Avoid kitschy styles that will date easily.
Accessories: The easiest way to add style to a kitchen is through accessories. This could be in the form of new dishes and containers, or new kitchen towels. Anything you add to a space is a direct reflection on your style and will tell those who enter about your personal style.