Besides boosting resale value, upgrading your kitchen has also been proven to encourage
people to live healthier lifestyles. When you have a visually appealing kitchen, you want to
spend more time in it. This means more home cooked meals, which is great for both your body
and wallet. Check out all of these tips and tricks to make your kitchen feel more welcoming this
Add some lighter colors to your kitchen. Studies show that light colors not only make spaces
seem larger, but that colors like blue actually promote happiness. Why not have your kitchen be
the happiest place in your home?
Get Pulled into the New Season
Instead of updating your cabinets or drawers, try updating their hardware. We recommend
picking relatively neutral pulls, since too individualized ones can get old quickly. While you might
like those cute little fork-shaped drawer pulls in store, we highly doubt they will seem so cute
when they stab you in the hand every time you try to open the drawer. Brushed nickel always
proves to be a classy option, while leather hardware is especially in style this season.
Add a Backsplash
Does your kitchen feel dull? Add a new light fixture to brighten up your space. Change out your
old chandelier for a new modern one, or if you would rather have an more temporary adjustable
light source, install a Himalayan salt lamp. These lamps are believed to cleanse the air around
them and they help ground the space with their rough texture and soft ambient light. They
provide adjustable muted light and are available in a full range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Just
make sure to keep them nice and dry since they are made of salt!
If you home doesn’t already have one, backsplashes are a great way to make a space your
own. Bold patterns are in this year, so make your kitchen your own with a fun pattern that
matches your current aesthetic! Can’t commit to just one? Buy some tile decals! They are easily
removable and come in a wide range of patterns and shapes!
For more tasty tips to update your kitchen, check out the Virginia Home Show
Trane on January 26-27, 2019 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA. Shop, compare, and save
with more than 150 local home improvement and kitchen renovation experts all under one roof.
Order your tickets online today to save $2