Designer Insights

How to Infuse a New, Fresh Style into Your Kitchen

If one of your new year resolutions is to get a new look in your kitchen, we have some ideas for any size budget. You may not need to rip everything out of your kitchen in order to get a fresh start. From small budgets to large, check out these ideas:

retro metal cabinet knobs in the kitchenChange Up Hardware

Take a look at the hardware in your kitchen. If your cabinets are in good condition and you like the color, update the look by changing out the knobs. You can also update the light fixtures for immediate impact. If you have pendant lights, try changing out the covers or add Edison bulbs and take off the covers for a more industrial look.

Add Fresh Color

In the kitchen, there are so many different places to add color, including backsplashes, curtains, islands and accent walls. The bright white kitchen can be hard to maintain, so consider adding black or a deeper color to add a dramatic impact. You might also paint or refinish your cabinets. If that feels overwhelming, consider painting just a few on the island or changing the color of the top or bottom cabinets.

Fresh herbs on windowUp the Organic Elements

You can’t go wrong with adding more natural elements to your kitchen. Bring in a window herb garden or succulents that are easy to maintain. You can also bring natural wood elements in by adding a butcher block countertop to part of the kitchen or upgrading to a laminate floor with the look and feel of wood.

Kitchen feature the GE Cafe Matte Collection in blackUpgrade Appliances

Mismatched appliances are never trending, and stainless steel is no longer an upgrade. Manufacturers today offer a wide variety of finishes, including matte finishes, which are increasingly popular. Plus consumers have more options than ever for connecting appliances to smart devices, smart phones and tablets. With today’s technology, you can run the kitchen from any room in the house or have the oven pre-heating while you drive home.

kitchen sink faucet trimmed in goldMake a Sink Statement

Create a wow-factor for your kitchen with a new faucet and perhaps even a new sink. If your sink hardware is more than 10 years old, it’s time for a change. Sinks are also making statements, and from copper to ceramic sinks, there are so many to choose from to fit your style and give you a fresh look in the kitchen.

Re-organize and Find More Space

The new year is a good time to take stock of the functionality of your kitchen. You might consider showing off accent pieces in open shelving or in counter displays. You can also organize your pantry and create a more seamless look with matching containers. You might even free up enough cabinet space to install an under-the-counter appliance like a beverage center, an ice machine or an extra drawer dishwasher.

No matter what you choose to give your kitchen a fresh look this year, Friedman’s Appliances is here to help. Come into our store to get new ideas and see all the features that new appliances have to offer!

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