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Kitchen Upgrades That Create the Biggest Impact

When it comes to upgrading your cooking space to try and create your dream kitchen, there’s an option at every budget level to catch your eye. No matter how much or how little you are able or willing to spend, it’s always a great idea to identify which additions can make the biggest difference, so you can maximize the dollars you invest into your space. No matter what your price range is, here are a few kitchen upgrade options to create the largest impact.

The layout
The layout of your kitchen will always make the biggest difference, particularly if it’s currently not very well planned. A thoughtful design layout can make your kitchen more beautiful, functional, and better for hosting, cooking, and everyday life. If this is an option for your kitchen, start by identifying all your frustrations with your current kitchen, as well as desires for your dream kitchen. From there, it’ll be even easier to optimize the flow of your cooking space during the remodel process.

Vertical space
If you’re working on a smaller budget, increasing the vertical space in your kitchen won’t require more than a few purchases from Amazon or Target, while still making a huge impact in your home. Most storage spaces leave inches or feet between shelves or above countertops, and learning to take advantage of that space can lead to some creative and beautiful design choices – such as floating shelves, or hanging your cooking equipment to serve as functional decor. At a minimum, consider adding some stackable shelves inside your current cabinets to add more storage capacity than ever.

Improved hardware
One mid-range budget option is to improve the look of your kitchen hardware – a small ecosystem of details that can make or break a kitchen aesthetic. Consider the current knobs and pulls found on your current drawers and cabinets, and start browsing for new and improved pieces to boost the visual appeal of your space. If you want the change to be even more dramatic, replace your kitchen sink with a complementary style.

A beautiful backsplash
A backsplash is a subtle change that can make a big impact – and it can be done on nearly any budget. If you’re in the position to fully commit, redesign the space between your counters and walls by installing tile, stone, or similar. If you’re looking for a smaller fix, you can find beautiful facades – or even stickers – to add a beautiful pop of style without a big remodeling project.

Improved lighting
This is another option that can be as much or as little of a project as you’d like. For the low- to mid-range budget, standing lamps or desk lamp accent pieces can layer your lighting in a beautiful way. Or, under cabinet lighting can be DIY-ed with a few affordable purchases. If you’re doing a full remodel, consider adding statement lighting pieces to your walls or ceilings for a truly beautiful effect.

No matter your budget, thoughtful design can make a big impact at any price point that can breathe new life into your kitchen. If you’re looking for a new and huge project, or just a small refresher, try some or all of these upgrades to love your kitchen and your home more than ever.

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