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Kitchen Renovation Tips The Fixer To Fabulous Team Swears By
The Right Layout
Before starting your renovation, Jenny Marrs from HGTV's "Fixer to Fabulous" first suggests finding a layout that works for the space and your family's needs.
If a full renovation isn't in the budget, consider steps such as reconfiguring the cabinet floor plan or adding an island or peninsula for more storage and countertop space.
Striking Countertops
Invest in a high-quality kitchen surface that will stand up to heavy daily use. Pick a cost-effective option that won't need to be replaced every few years.
Choose a finish you love that will make the countertops the focal point of the kitchen. Wood or marble in neutral shades are timeless, while quartz and granite are extra durable.
Artisanal Finishes
Incorporate artisan-made items and antique pieces that will add character. During the design stage, decide what items you can use to personalize your kitchen.
For example, shop for vintage furniture and fixtures that can be used or repurposed in a new kitchen, or add a custom backsplash that can include unique personalized details.
Dated Trends
Avoid specific trends and fads that can date a kitchen and lead to costly renovations. Instead, lean into natural finishes such as brass, marble, or anything wooden.
Choose neutral colors, such as white or greige, that are proven to be timeless and give your kitchen a clean look that won't age.
Storage Space
Make use of the wasted space above your cabinets by extending them to the ceiling. This move will also make the room look taller and more spacious.
A budget-friendly option is to install wall shelves in the space between them and the ceiling. Paint the shelves in the same color as the cabinets for a uniform, built-in look.