Easy Kitchen Updates

A kitchen remodel can seem like an overwhelming task, but there are easy ways to make kitchen updates without gutting the entire space and starting over. We have a few tips on how to spice up your kitchen, without the overwhelming project. Let’s get cooking!

Add a Kitchen Island

Do you have wasted space in the middle of your kitchen? Adding an island is an easy way to update the look and functionality of your space. You can opt to add in a new cabinet set and counter, or you can get creative and incorporate a repurposed piece of furniture or industrial chef grade island. This is a small addition, with big return. So get ready to host your next dinner party, because now you will have the perfect place to cook and gather.

kitchen island

Design by and photo courtesy of Lucas Eilers.

Update the Backsplash

A new backsplash is an easy way to completely change the look of your space. Here at Materials Marketing, we can custom make any stone tile or mosaic to create a bold new look. We also carry ceramic, concrete, and glass tiles that will add a pop of color and make for the perfect refresh. Adding a new backsplash is an easy project that will elevate the style of your kitchen.

Marble Kitchen Backsplash

Refresh the Cabinets

Instead of picking out new cabinets, you can refresh the ones you already have. The easiest change is to switch out the hardware for a more updated look. Try going for a stylish modern gold handle and drawer pull for something trendy or opt for a classic matte black or brushed nickel handle and pull for a more traditional look. If you want to take the next step, consider repainting your cabinets. A fresh coat of paint can take a dark and dated kitchen and make it the fresh, crisp white kitchen of your dreams.

white kitchen with kitchen island

Design by Roz Murphy Design. Photo by Stephen Karlisch.

Update the Kitchen Flooring

In the kitchen, flooring is one of the most important design elements that makes the space. It is also an easy change that can create a big impact, and there are many materials to choose from. However, nothing beats the refined look of natural stone. Here at Materials Marketing, we offer travertine, marble, and more that will make kitchen shine. If you are worried about how to keep your stone floors clean, make sure to check out our post on caring for natural stone.

floor tile

Need help picking out your perfect backsplash or flooring? Reach out to us, and we can have one of our showroom experts help you though the entire process.

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