Five Kitchen Upgrades To Consider Before The Holidays
The holidays are approaching fast and that means now is the time to upgrade your kitchen for holiday entertaining. The kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s the preferred gathering spot for holiday parties and get-togethers. Upgrading your kitchen with on-trend accents and functional pieces like new countertops will wow your family and friends and give you the efficient workspace that you need to prepare holiday treats and the best Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Holiday entertaining is all about making memories that last a lifetime. And these upgrades will make your kitchen the fun, beautiful, and functional place that everyone will remember:
1. Reclaimed Wood
Using reclaimed wood is a trend that is everywhere on social media and design blogs and it’s also one of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a big wow factor. You can use reclaimed wood to reface cabinets, create built in tabletops for the kids to eat at, or add a reclaimed wood accent wall in a white modern kitchen to add loads of rustic warmth and charm. A reclaimed wood dining table and comfortable chairs that are dressed for holiday dining with linens in warm reds, golds, and oranges will be a dramatic backdrop for a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast.
2. Quartz Countertops
New countertops are another easy and affordable way to add drama as well as function to your kitchen for holiday entertaining. Quartz countertops are extremely durable and can handle everything from a hot turkey roasting pan to spills and swipes without cracking, chipping, or looking worn. And because quartz countertops come in a huge range of colors and patterns they are the perfect way to add some color and pattern to your kitchen. You can achieve a marbled look with quartz countertops, or go more classic and chic with black quartz. Colored kitchen accents are very on trend and replacing your countertops is a cost-effective way to enhance your kitchen for holiday entertaining.
3. Revamp Your Cabinets
Drab, chipped, and dull kitchen cabinets can really drag down the look of your kitchen. Outdated colors or builder grade cabinets look generic and hardware that hasn’t been updated in a long time will make even the most gorgeous kitchen look tired. Revamp your cabinets before the holidays to make your kitchen look bright, new, and inviting. Because colored kitchens are a very big trend right now you can repaint your cabinets or have them painted in a stylish dark accent color like navy blue or even black. Or if you want to make your small kitchen look open and bright for holiday parties try having your cabinets painted white or have them whitewashed for a rustic and charming look. Closed cabinets can overwhelm a small kitchen so if your kitchen is small you might want to think about taking the doors off the cabinets or replacing the doors with glass front cabinet doors that will make the kitchen seem bigger and more open.
4. Replace Old Faucets
When was the last time you replaced the faucets in your kitchen? Have you ever replaced them? If it’s been a while or if you still have the original faucets in your kitchen it’s definitely time to upgrade them. New faucets in a sharp black finish or a warm metallic finish like bronze or copper will add warmth to a chilly white kitchen or become a great focal point in a colored kitchen. Changing out the faucets will also improve the function of your kitchen if you choose touchless faucets or other high-tech new faucets that will make cooking and cleaning up a lot easier.
5. Upgrade Your Lighting
The lighting in your kitchen needs to be functional, but it should also bring the whole space together and create a warm ambiance that will invite family and friends to gather in the kitchen and linger there too. For holiday entertaining the lighting should be soft and bright. Overhead lighting warm metallic finishes are always a good choice for holiday entertaining. Café lights with bronze or black accents are a fun and modern way to light your kitchen for holiday parties. So are unique shaped pendant lights. You can also add fun sconces for a whimsical touch.
Get Your Home Ready For The Holiday’s
Updating your kitchen for the holidays doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Simple and affordable upgrades can transform your kitchen into the perfect space for hosting large dinners for family and friends, making holiday cookies and candy, and preparing the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Make this a holiday season that your friends and family will never forget with some simple kitchen upgrades.