Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends. It is a holiday that is synonymous with the harvest and giving thanks for the bountiful blessings of the year with a celebratory meal.
The holiday will soon arrive and your kitchen will be filled with laughter and storytelling. The question is, do you have the right kitchen to host and prepare food for your loved ones? There is still time to prepare for Thanksgiving and other upcoming holidays like Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or New Year’s Eve.
Your friends at Reliable Home Improvement have created a list of seven easy kitchen updates you can make this Thanksgiving to improve your space for the holidays.
Start with Easy Kitchen Updates
As Thanksgiving approaches, you may be concerned about making all of your kitchen upgrades at once. This isn’t necessary. In fact, you can immediately benefit from an improved space by first focusing on easy kitchen updates.
Some of the best quick kitchen update ideas include the following:
1. Painting and Wall Décor
A new color for your kitchen can liven up the room or set the perfect mood for an elegant dinner. Wall art and ornamentation, a new backsplash, or some chic shelving can also provide that pop of style you have been looking for.
2. Window Treatments
If you have outdated blinds or curtains over your kitchen windows, now is the perfect time for an upgrade to a new drape or shade. Natural, wooden textures are popular, and contemporary patterns are on trend.
3. New Fixtures
Is an outdated faucet or a hanging lamp over your table hurting the aesthetic of your kitchen? Easily replace daily use or lighting item as part of your small kitchen upgrade.
4. Comfort Items
A cozy kitchen is welcoming to its guests. Small touches can add a sense of comfort, such as plush towels, small throw rugs, plants for a window sill, or candles.
Prioritize Larger Kitchen Upgrades
Once you have completed small changes, you can focus on making larger kitchen upgrades by replacing items by priority. You may not have an entire kitchen remodel completed by Thanksgiving, but you can begin to update functional items a little at a time or create a plan for a full remodel that fits your schedule.
A few larger upgrade ideas:
5. Update Your Cabinets
Making a small or big change to your cabinets is always among the best kitchen remodel ideas. Why? Because cabinetry is a staple of the kitchen that can dramatically change the look and feel of your space.
Some changes you can make to your cabinets ahead of Thanksgiving include:
- Cleaning (at minimum)
- Sanding and stripping (for a premium finish)
- Brush painting
- Adding modern hardware
If your cabinets aren’t of the quality you need and small changes won’t do, a professional home improvement provider can replace your cabinets with a first-class product.
6. Select Modern Appliances
Your 20-year-old refrigerator or decades-old stovetop may not just be eyesores, they could also be highly inefficient. Replace your appliances to save on energy costs and to make your kitchen look great.
Stainless steel remains a popular choice for ovens, dishwashers, etc. but white, grey, and neutral tones are also trending. Additionally, SMART technology appliances allow for modern functionality and should be considered.
7. Upgrade Outdated Flooring and Countertops
There are so many varieties of flooring available for kitchens, but classic styles and options that are easy to keep clean are always preferred. Likewise, countertops need to present a powerful visual appeal but must be able to handle hot or cold cookware and be easily kept clean.
Tile remains a popular choice for flooring and today’s designs can create a professional, sleek look. Meanwhile, hardwood is a timeless selection, however, it must be properly sealed and kept clear of moisture which can cause damage. Other popular options include laminate, stone, and vinyl.
For countertops, natural stone has remained a top option for many years. Quartz, granite, and marble all add beauty to your kitchen. Vinyl countertops have also seen a resurgence, as designs used in today’s modern kitchens are stylish with various patterns, colors, and trims.
A newly remodeled kitchen with new appliances and an improved layout is not just for Thanksgiving; it will improve your lifestyle every day.
Receive a Professional Thanksgiving Kitchen Upgrade
Exploring and implementing kitchen update ideas can take time, but a professional remodeling expert can make the process easy and efficient. At Reliable Home Improvement, we have more than 50 years of experience completing first-class kitchen renovations. Gather around the kitchen table this Thanksgiving with a new outlook, in a modern space designed for family time, games, and storytelling.
Talk with our knowledgeable kitchen design experts today to get started. Contact us for more information about our services, or call 630-579-6600 to speak with our team.