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It is not uncommon for the word ‘remodelling’ to be associated with costly and expensive. This may have been true a few years ago, but certainly isn’t the case today. In fact, you can do most home improvement projects on a tight budget and still have the results you’ve been dreaming of. In this article, however, we are going to focus on some kitchen improvement ideas that will not break the bank.
Open Shelves and New Countertops
A simple thing you can do to make your kitchen look bigger and brighter is to switch to open shelves. Instead of using closed cabinets and letting them fill the wall of your kitchen, it is much trendier and more modern to go with open shelves.
There are gorgeous shelves that will suit your kitchen beautifully too. You can choose shelves from the same material as your countertop to create a more uniformed look. The design of the shelves can be customised to suit your needs and personal preferences as well.
Replacing your kitchen countertops is also a good and affordable kitchen improvement idea to consider. It offers the perfect chance to add an entirely new ambience to the kitchen. You can influence the mood of the kitchen by going from a darker countertop to a lighter one.
Another kitchen improvement to consider is installing an induction cooktop. Unlike conventional stoves, an induction cooktop doesn’t use open flames to cook. Instead, heat is transferred via induction – hence the name – and you get a clean, modern-looking surface in return. As a matter of fact, the best induction cooktop looks more like pieces of glass on top of your kitchen counter. They’re absolutely beautiful.
There are numerous reasons why induction cooktops are the best kitchen improvement to get. For starters, they heat up quite quickly, which means you can shorten your cooking time a lot. Since heat is transferred onto the cookware directly, there is no risk of fire as well. It works automatically when a metal cookware is placed on the surface.
One last kitchen improvement idea we are going to discuss in this article is to add more light. There are a few ways you can do this, but the best – and most dramatic way – is to actually add skylights to your kitchen. Install skylight windows on the roof of your kitchen and you can get more light in during the day. This alone will transform the kitchen entirely.
You can also add mood lighting and light tubes to the kitchen. You don’t want the kitchen to be too bright when you use artificial light, but adding different hues and installing a couple of Solatube lights can really brighten the mood in the kitchen. Besides, you’ll enjoy cooking in a well-lit kitchen so much more.
What do you think? Which kitchen improvement idea do you like the most? These are just some ideas to get you started with your own remodelling project. Be sure to explore other possibilities and plan your own project based on your needs and personal preferences to get the best results without breaking the bank.
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