If you'll be entertaining for the holidays, and you've been thinking of upgrading your kitchen with new countertops, it may be the perfect time to make that change. It's actually fairly simple to replace your countertops and often is surprisingly affordable. There are many options in quartz and granite that can create any look you want.
Whether you want something modern, classic, or exotic, you can find just the right thing with the wide variety of stone colors and patterns, and most counters can be fabricated and installed in just a couple of weeks, so it's easy to get your kitchen holiday-ready quickly.
Of course you want your kitchen to look great year-round, but the kitchen really becomes a gathering place during the holidays. It's one of the first major impressions that guests will have of your home as they come in and get a drink. Counters are a major feature of any kitchen. Upgrading kitchen countertops is the easiest change to make with the biggest impact.
Painting your cabinets and changing their hardware can also help give your kitchen a facelift. Along with your new counters, it'll look like an entirely new kitchen without having to spend a fortune.
You can find natural stone countertops at many price points, and light colors are particularly affordable. The biggest factor in the price of new stone countertops will of course be the size of your kitchen. As you're choosing your counters, consider using a combination of finishes. A matte or leathered finish can add a unique visual and tactile element to your kitchen.
Don't neglect the backsplash and walls—it's another opportunity for adding some color or texture. Paint colors can make a huge difference in the overall feeling of your kitchen.
Other easy ways to refresh your kitchen without a lot of construction is by changing up the light fixtures, faucets, and any artwork. Flooring can be quite an ordeal, but adding some rugs or mats can add some color and texture.
Finally, you can upgrade your appliances fairly quickly in order to greatly improve the look and functionality of your kitchen. If you've had the same appliances for many years, it's worth it to look at getting new, modern ones. Improvements are always being made in performance and energy efficiency. Modern stoves and ovens cook faster and more evenly. New refrigerators have larger capacities and organization options. The latest dishwashers use less water and get dishes cleaner faster. If you do a lot of holiday cooking, upgraded appliances are a great option.
Overall, an upgraded kitchen is a great way to add value to your home. Installing new countertops is fast and fairly simple, and with a great supplier you can find any color and pattern of natural stone that you want. Some simple changes to your fixtures and decor will complement your new counters easily, and if you want to go the extra mile and get new appliances, your kitchen will be the best place to be for the holidays.