Home Remodeling Crash Course: What I Learned the Hard Way

4 Tips For Adding Personality To An Older Kitchen While Remodeling

Adding personality to your kitchen can be so important when you're not in love with your kitchen or the overall appearance. Instead of being potentially disappointed with how your kitchen turns out or feeling too plain in appearance, you can look for specific remodeling projects and features that can help give your kitchen a bit more personality while remodeling.

Get Creative with Hardware

An easy way to update your kitchen and give it more personality is to consider having the hardware switched out. The knobs and pulls on the drawers and cabinet fronts can be one of the first things you notice when looking at your kitchen, allowing you to change up the style to create a look that you like.

While matching all the hardware is typically best, you may find that different styles of hardware could be a better match when you're eager to give your kitchen a more unique look.

Add Pops of Color Throughout

While giving your kitchen a more neutral style would be good if you are planning to sell, it may not give it the kind of interesting look that you would like. Trying pops of color such as a backsplash that is different than the walls can be a good idea, as well as looking for other ways to incorporate colors such as the textiles or even the cabinets.

Avoid Cookie-Cutter Kitchen Designs

When visiting a home improvement store or somewhere that offers full kitchen remodeling assistance, you may find certain styles that appeal to you. While this can allow you to create a certain style for your kitchen, it can often end up with you being frustrated with how the kitchen turns out.

Instead of being frustrated that your kitchen remodeling looks common, it's best to try out different styles rather than getting a full matching set for everything.

Design the Kitchen Around the Layout

While it's possible to knock down walls and change the layout of your kitchen significantly, working around an existing layout can help give your kitchen a bit more character. From incorporating a pantry to making sure that the window is a big feature, working with an existing layout can help you get your kitchen remodel to turn out great.

With the cost of remodeling your kitchen and all the different features you can include, the above tips can help guide you towards getting a personalized look that you will be satisfied with. Rather than overspend or end up with the kitchen looking too ordinary, you can create a customized look that will be a great fit for how you envision your kitchen.

For more tips on kitchen remodeling, reach out to a local remodeling contractor.

About Me

Home Remodeling Crash Course: What I Learned The Hard Way

One of the most challenging times for me as a homeowner was when my family was growing but my house was not. We were quickly running out of room and things felt cramped. That's when I started looking into the possibility of remodeling the house to add a couple of extra bedrooms and expand the living area. I had no idea how complex the process would be or what was involved, but I learned a lot along the way. Now that the work is done, I have created this site to help teach others what I didn't know going into the plans. I hope that the information here empowers you and makes your upcoming remodeling project easier.


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