As the holiday season approaches, the kitchen becomes the hub of activity in the home. Kitchens are filled with laughter, smells, and flavors that make this time of the year special and create lasting memories. As the holidays approach, it might be time to consider a few kitchen upgrades.
Get Your Kitchen Ready for Guests
If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel to get your home ready for guests, one thing to consider is lounge seating in the kitchen area. The kitchen becomes an area for conversation, and lounge seating is more comfortable than bar stools or lower seating. You can even purchase seating with storage so you have a place to put holiday kitchen pots and platters that are only used a few times a year.
Consider New Flooring
Outdated, worn flooring can make a kitchen look dingy and dated. There is nothing that refreshes a kitchen like new flooring or even countertops. You can replace your worn-out laminate, hardwood, or tile with choices like natural stone or soapstone that can add value to your home and give it a fresh, modern look. Installing flooring usually only takes a day or two, so there is plenty of time to get it done before guests arrive.
Change the Lighting
Lighting is as important as the flooring for giving your kitchen an updated look. Also, you can redesign your lightning setup to provide the right amount of light in your workspace. Choices like pendant lighting and under-cabinet lighting give your kitchen an open appearance and make it look more spacious. You can also add ambient lighting to set the right mood for your holiday gatherings.
Invest in New Kitchen Appliances
If your appliances have seen better days, new ones will be the best holiday present for yourself. Your appliances will get a workout this holiday season, and the last thing you want is for your refrigerator or stove to give out at the wrong time. Not only that, but new appliances also give your kitchen a much-needed refresh. Enjoy energy savings with more efficient appliances as well.
Install New Countertops
Your countertops and backsplash are other elements that can make or break the look of your kitchen. You can always paint the cabinets, but if you still have a countertop and backsplash that have seen better days, it can ruin all that effort. Opt for a trendy material, like concrete, quarts, marble, or brushed metal, just in time for your holiday cooking marathons.
Add a Cozy Fireplace
If you live in an older home and already have a fireplace in your kitchen, it might be time for an update. Adding a fireplace or wood stove to a kitchen brings a traditional look that will be part of holiday memories for many years to come. Nothing beats the warmth of a real fireplace.
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