Beyond the obvious change of the colour scheme, the next makeover level involves replacing cabinet hardware. Remove a set of hinges, knobs and/or pulls to identify the type of screw/bolt settings that will be needed. Then, choose from the many options available at home building centers of specialty knob stores. Similarily, consider a new faucet and sink, or a refinished countertop and/or tile backsplash, which will contribute to a dramatic change. You may want to consider replacing or refinishing the drawer and cupboard facings as well, although this change may require a professionals help.
Improved lighting is another important way to change a kitchen's look and functionality. However, general overhead lighting, strategic task lighting and ambient mood lighting could involve rewiring. Finally, replacing the flooring will result in a significant change to any kitchen. Choices range from recycled cork to indestructible granite, but remember to consider not only appearance but practicality.
- Dee Hnatko
RE/MAX Sabre Realty