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It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is a gathering place where people talk, celebrate, cook, and bond over meals. Because the kitchen is such an important place in the home, it is necessary to make sure that it is modern and it is functional. Some may think they have to do a full kitchen makeover, but you can really turn your kitchen around with a few small adjustments. Here are a few things you can do to your kitchen to give it an upgrade.
Soft-Close Drawers and Cabinets
This is something you can do all at once or little by little depending on your budget. Every modern kitchen has soft-close cabinets and drawers, in other words, you slightly push them and they close on their own. This prevents slamming and breaking from happening. Here is where it gets really interesting: You don’t have to buy brand new drawers and doors, all you have to buy are new hinges.
For a low price, you can buy the hinges and just replace them around the kitchen. You can do this a bit at a time because you’re not changing the type of cabinetry you have, you’re only changing the hinges. It’s a great way to upgrade the kitchen yourself without breaking the bank.
Add Electrical Outlets
If your home was built in the 20th century, chances are your outlets are not where you need them to be. Outlets were probably put in places where you would put an appliance or a countertop appliance. In the 21st century, we need outlets in places where we can use our devices while we are sitting.
Contact a local electrician and have outlets placed where you need them most. Under countertops or kitchen islands is a good place, and where you may hang a TV. Learn more about where new outlets will make your life easier so that guests and yourself can use the kitchen with more ease.
Hide Appliances With Cabinetry
The newest in kitchen design has many appliances hidden behind cabinetry. If you love your cabinets, and you don’t plan on changing them, have cabinet doors made to cover your dishwasher. The dishwasher will then blend into the rest of the kitchen. Refrigerators are more difficult because it takes a special design to cover them, and that can get costly, but the dishwasher is easier.
Cabinetry can be created and placed over the front of the dishwasher and everything will look streamlined and brand new.
Get a Wine Fridge
Wine fridges really sell your kitchen as being up to date. They look modern and they look sleek. Having bottles of wine or even bottles of beer in there really gives off a great look that says your kitchen is the place to be.
Fridges usually come in dark colours, so they will blend in with any kind of colours already exist in your kitchen. It’s an inexpensive addition that will really make your kitchen look luxurious.