We can all agree that this winter has been one of the most grueling winters we have had in years. Week after week, most of the country has been pummeled by record-breaking amounts of snow. All we only hear about in the news are school cancellations, slippery roads, and more wintry weather on the way. We can’t help but ask, is it summer yet?
There is nothing more enjoyable than relaxing under the sun with family and friends. To be honest, at this point, anything is better than the frigid air and shoveling for hours just to clean the car. Let’s look at the bright side: This is the best time to start renovating your home, so you can enjoy it by the summer. We recommend starting with the kitchen. It is one of the most visited places in a home when guests are over. Get your kitchen ready by the summer by considering these three top remodeling ideas and projects:
- Update wall color or add a colorful backsplash. This is one of the easiest yet most effective ways in creating a new atmosphere to your kitchen. The top trend this year is to utilize neutral, pastel hues. A shade of light blue reminiscent of the sky and a beige color similar to sand are some examples. These colors do not overpower the harmony of the room and evoke a sense of peace in the home.
- Opt for better light fixtures: If your kitchen is far from windows or it only has a ceiling light, then it will definitely benefit from additional light fixtures. Consider strip lights under cabinets instead of puck lights to provide a more balanced lighting. Bright lights have a direct effect to the mood, making one feel happier and more energized.
- Invest in a new countertop: Countertops can be sometimes taken for granted. We forget how much it impacts the overall quality of the kitchen. Once it is updated, it will immediately enhance the space, making it fresh and modern. By choosing natural stones such as granite countertops and marble, you won’t have to worry about durability and being “in style". They are sturdy, easy to clean, yet they are aesthetically-pleasing.
Lastly, the most important step in any renovation is to organize. Get into spring cleaning mode and get rid of anything broken or unwanted objects. These renovations will impress your guests as well as improve the value of your home.