Fresh for Fall: Tips for Getting Your Kitchen Holiday Ready!
Fall is the ideal season to make home improvements, but many have limited time and budget to commit to big renovation projects. Try focusing on one room at a time. At the top of our list, the kitchen.
From dinner parties, family occasions and holiday gatherings – it seems playing hostess (or host) is a common occurrence during the holiday season. The kitchen is the heart of the home, a communal gathering area, so you want guests to feel welcome and at ease in this space. Whether you want to update the look of a large or a small kitchen, home owners should try these small but impactful tips!
- Update your surfaces
One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a fresh new look without taking on an entire renovation project, is by simply updating your countertops and backsplash. There are so many different options available, but nowadays, best bang for your buck is quartz, which is stain, scratch, heat resistant and requires minimal maintenance to keep surfaces looking like new. Caesarstone offers a wide variety of colours to suit every taste – from monochromatic shades to natural veined designs. Best of all, Caesarstone offers a lifetime warranty. The process is simple, once you’ve selected your colour, most fabricators can have your new surfaces measured and installed in 2 to 3 weeks.
- Replace cabinet hardware
Sometimes a new knob or handle can completely change the look of your cabinets. It’s easy to do and can be quite cost effective – and the options are almost endless. Browse the hardware section of your local hardware store to see what you like. You can even buy a single knob or handle to test it out on a cabinet at home before you fully commit.
- Change lighting fixtures
The kitchen is the hub of the home so it’s important to get the lighting right for everything from food prep to setting the right mood for dining. Think creatively about where you put your light sources. For example, pendant lighting over an island can create a more contemporary look. In kitchens with high ceilings, try adding uplights to the tops of the cabinets. Under-cupboard lighting also works well for task lighting because it is well hidden and stops your shadow from obscuring the worktop. Lighting can be expensive, but local hardware stores offer a variety of sleek and stylish options at very reasonable prices.
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