The kitchen is the heart of any home and a well-designed one makes it even more appealing. If your condo kitchen is in need of an update, there are several ways you can freshen it up and make it better reflect your sense of style. You can tackle any one of these updates or do a few and really transform the space. Here are 5 ways RENU can make your condo kitchen better.
New Laminate Flooring
Wide-plank laminate flooring is incredibly popular right now in condominiums throughout the GTA, and for good reason. It’s a versatile, durable material that can withstand heavy use but also looks great. It’s available in a range of shades and finishes, and can mimic virtually any type of wood. Replacing the flooring in your condo kitchen is always a worthwhile and recommended update; it instantly refreshes the space and makes it feel new, but it’s also a practical change that you’ll get years of enjoyment from.
Maybe your cabinets are starting to show a bit of wear and tear around the edges, or maybe you simply want a sleeker, more modern style of woodwork. Replacing your existing kitchen cabinets with new ones is very impactful; like flooring, it’s a noticeable change that will instantly make your kitchen look much more current. Depending on when your kitchen was originally built, there may be new innovations and options available now that you might want to incorporate. You can customize cabinets according to your needs (and wants) and really make the most of your square footage.
A Stylish Countertop And Backsplash
To create a completely different feel in your kitchen, think about the materials you’ll choose for your countertop and backsplash. You can go with a neutral palette and keep the look streamlined, or add punches of colour and contrast. Most condos look best when decorated in a cohesive, tailored colour palette from room to room, and you can achieve a really elegant look; you can also create great visual interest when you experiment with pattern and texture in your materials. Create as glamorous or as subtle a kitchen as you want!
Brighten up this well-used space with a fresh coat of paint. Typically, homeowners will paint the kitchen all in one colour, but some opt to go a shade darker on the ceiling. Others like to highlight a specific wall or feature in the space, either by using a different paint colour as a backdrop or using tile in a visually interesting way. Light paint colours tend to work best in condo kitchens, so you can maximize the natural light throughout the space and keep this important workspace light and bright.
Maybe you’d like additional storage or you could use another surface for dining or entertaining. A kitchen island is the perfect solution, as it offers a good, sizable countertop and workspace, extra seating, and sometimes extra shelving to display items. Many offer a great deal of storage as well, which always comes in handy in a kitchen. You can use this to store away small appliances, serving dishes, and entertaining essentials, or whatever it is you’d like to keep close at hand, yet tucked away.
These are just a few ways you can update your condo kitchen, lend it some style, and increase its functionality. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more great home reno tips.