Update a Kitchen

This video from Home Depot talks about various options that will help you update a kitchen.

Sometimes people forget that a small investment can help to update a kitchen. As this video shows you can paint, change out the backsplash, install a faucet and knobs and have a big impact. This video presumes however that your cabinets and counter tops are good.

In a previous article I spoke about how you can update a kitchen by refacing. This is a bigger investment and can have a dramatic effect. If you have a tight budget you can opt for doing small stuff like what is shown in this video. The next biggest impact would be to change the counter tops. Each situation is different so here today I am just showing the least expensive options.

Cambria and Benjamin Moore have come together to offer an online color selection tool that will help you find the paint colors that best coordinate with your countertops and create a amazing look in your home. It’s easy to use. When you click on any of Cambria’s quartz countertops, compatible Benjamin Moore paint colors from preselected palettes will appear on your screen.

Changing the backsplash is a good way to update a kitchen. It is of course more involved than just painting. Removing the old backsplash is possible with some patience. You could do this with a hammer and chisel. Before installing the new backsplash make sure to prepare the area by spackling any uneven areas.

Glass tile is very popular today for back splashes but be careful not to overdo it with color. You don’t want to draw too much attention to the backsplash. It is best compared to wearing a suit with a very flashy tie. Most of us have seen this at some time or other possibly on television.

Knobs may be all you need to update a kitchen but if you are handy with a saw adding some decorative moldings will have a very nice impact. There are moldings on the market that have corner pieces that make it much easier to install. This is usually the biggest challenge when installing the moldings where they connect. There are in-line connectors and most moldings come primed and ready for paint.

So the options to update a kitchen include

  1. Reface the cabinets
  2. Change out the countertop
  3. Paint the walls and ceiling
  4. Add a new backsplash
  5. Change the knobs
  6. Add new molding

The kitchen is the heart of the home and when you update a kitchen it can help create a very nice atmosphere for events and parties. So as you can see above it does not have to take a lot to achieve this. A small update can tie you over until you are ready to do a bigger renovation. You can get the information on the color matching by visiting www.CambriaUSA.com/Benjamin-Moore. There are three color palettes, each consisting of three coordinated colors.

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