- Update your counter tops with an industrial cement counter top look. Sounds crazy right…. It might be messy and a lot of work but its doable and the results speak for themselves. Here is a guide on achieving this industrial look in your own home. It is cost effective and the cement is beautiful. http://www.blesserhouse.com/2016/05/diy-feather-finish-concrete-countertops.html
2.For a much easier less time consuming project. Update your backsplash with unique textures… Seems like everyone is using subway tile these days. Stand out and still have a modern spin with a faux brick background. These 2×4′ panels are so easy to just screw in as backsplash. They attach to any surface and look so realistic and aren’t as annoying as laying brick veneer brick by brick. They even come with a ten year warranty. We are loving the look of grey or white used brick with white cabinets.They also come in stone and wood if you dare to be different.
3.Draw attention to the island. Reclaimed wood island in the middle of your kitchen adds a bit of charm and uniqueness to a kitchen. Dont settle for peel and stick wood. Faux wood panels are waterproof and scratch resistant and don’t have splinters so no need to worry about ruining them or getting scratched. Plus they actually look and feel like the real wood texture. The panels attach right into your island (no matter what its made of. Use a white shiplap look for a beach theme. or an aged driftwood for a rustic look
4.Paint cabinets and update the hardware. It is crazy how much simply painting oak cabinet white and updating the handles can do for a kitchen. Also did you know you can buy hardware directly from amazon prime. For cheap and theres reviews! Perfect for those random late night hg tv binges. When you just “need to change something”
5.Update your appliances. Some people stay with their same outdated appliances because they think they can’t afford nicer ones. Check craigslist or download the app letgo to see what is for sale in your area. Many people don’t want to take the appliances with them while they move and sell great appliances for way cheaper than they are worth. I was shocked by some steel refrigerators in great condition for as low as $275. Always make sure you feel you can trust the people you buy from.