Is your current kitchen design in some dire need of updating?  Don’t fret, because many people find themselves in your shoes.  Time passes quickly, and unless you are constantly keeping up with the trends, you’ll find that one day you will wake up and your home decor will suddenly feel like a thing of the past.  Lots of people come to this realization and desire to make a big change in their home, but are nervous about the time and cost of the project.
A major choice for renovation in the home is the kitchen.  As most people know, kitchens and bathrooms are what sell a house.  So, if you view your house as an investment and one day want to sell it, you’ll most likely want to invest in one of these two projects first.  Today we will discuss kitchen design, and how to update it simply without spending tons of time or money.

  1. Hardware
    Swapping out current, dated kitchen hardware for newer, modern kitchen hardware is an extremely simple fix.  Simply head to Lowe’s or Home Depot and you will find a plethora of options.  This is an easy way to spice up your current kitchen cabinets without breaking the bank.
  2. Paint
    A little bit of paint can do absolute wonders Now, re-painting cabinets is no easy feat.  There is a lot of sanding involved.  And I mean a lot.  Another option is to go for Rustoleum , which contains a liquid stripping agent for the wood that allows you to skip the sanding.  Re-painting your cabinets white will make your kitchen feel fresh and new.  Consider also changing out the wall color for a lighter, neutral tone that will make the room feel larger and airier.
  3. Backsplash
    Typically, a kitchen backsplash is costly and time-sucking.  However, with faux brick paneling you can renovate your kitchen backsplash in a matter of a single afternoon.  At faux direct, we offer easy to apply, and quite durable faux brick panels.  Our faux brick panels are impervious to moisture making them incredibly easy to clean.  They are secured with liquid nails and screws, and are an easy DIY project for anyone to accomplish.
  4. Appliances
    We’ve saved this one for last because it is probably the most costly of these options. 
    However, keep in mind that updating your appliances can go a very long way (especially for resale value).  Many kitchens have dated appliances that are white or black, and stainless steel is quickly taking over the kitchen design world.  If you don’t have the money to buy brand new stuff at the store, try consignment.  There are many places you can get lucky and find gently used appliances that still have a lot of life left in them.  You still get the new updated look without paying the full price tag.  Sounds like a win-win situation to me!

There you have it; those are some easy ways to update your kitchen without spending a lot of time or money.  Chances are the newer, improved atmosphere will boost your mood, all while simultaneously boosting your overall home value.