7 Cheap and Easy Updates to Improve Any Kitchen - Wendy Black
on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 4:40pm.
Kitchens have come a long way from when they were small, tucked away spaces used only for preparing food. Today’s kitchens are often open to family and dining rooms and have become the heart of the home. Aside from cooking and eating, they’re popular spaces for entertaining, conducting business, doing homework, paying bills or simply reading the newspaper with your favourite cup of java. It’s no wonder that demand for larger kitchens with islands, walk-in pantries and specialty appliances is on the rise.
Understandably, kitchens rank high on the list of priorities for home buyers and can make or break the sale of a home. Because kitchens are the room guests see the most, today’s savvy home buyers are looking for a “trophy kitchen,” with quartz or granite countertops, a glittering backsplash, gleaming stainless steel appliances, a fresh coat of paint and upgraded lighting.
If all this sounds expensive, that’s because it is–or rather, it can be. The average kitchen remodel project in Canada is just over $25,000 (yikes!). The good news? There are plenty of affordable ways to transform your kitchen without having to gut it (or your wallet) completely. Whether you’re preparing to sell or just update your style on a limited budget, here are seven tips I recommend for getting your kitchen renovations started, fuss-free!