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By: AFK FLOORING AND KITCHEN | Created 04/18/2019

Looking for something that you can do to help your kitchen look new and stylish, but don’t have a lot of money? Below are three things that anyone can do to their kitchen to give it an updated look quickly and easily.

Change Your Hardware

If it will be too much to paint your cabinets, giving your cabinets some new hardware can really give your kitchen a new look. Putting a modern shape and finish on the cabinets is a good idea. Even though gold is coming back, a good choice is to choose brushed nickel or chrome.
This job is pretty easy. Once you have bought the new hardware, use a screwdriver to remove your old hardware. Figure out if the holes that are in the cabinets already are going to work with placing your new hardware. Then fill the unnecessary ones using matching pully. Finally drill some new holes if needed before you put your new hardware on.

Put in Pendant Lighting

You want to make sure that you are layering lighting when you are working on your kitchen. After all, when you are working with things like knives, you want to be able to see what you are doing. This is why adding in some pendant lights to the room is a stylish and functional way that you can make it safer.

The majority pf pendant lights will have mounting kits which will let them replace existing fixtures easily. Begin your process by turning off the right breaker. Then you want to unscrew the existing fixture’s covering and disconnect its wires before you remove the fixture. Finally, follow those instructions, which your mounting kit come with for the pendant light, so that it’s properly secured.

Make a Different Backsplash

The backsplash is your kitchen’s biggest statement when it comes to style. This design element is really more focused on look than function, so you can be creative. Has it been years since you had the kitchen redone? Then maybe you want to change out the backsplash and the good news is that you can do it on your own.

There are kits that let you simply peel the backsplash design off and then stick it. You want to do some planning though. Measure that area that you are going to transform before heading to the store, so that you will be able to purchase the right size. When you go back home, pay the pieces out before beginning to work with the adhesive. This way you will have some kind of idea of the adjustments that you may have to make so that they fit correctly.

Whether you are just looking for a way to upgrade your kitchen or you have a party planned, these are the things that you can easily do to help your kitchen look different. They are inexpensive and easy to do and you don’t have to hire anyone else to do it. They can all be done in a weekend.

By: TOP KITCHEN AND GRANITE | Created 10/30/2018

When you’re installing new countertops in your kitchen or bathroom, the number of options available can be daunting. Not only do you have to worry about the style you’re trying to achieve, but you also have to consider what you are going to be using your new custom countertops for. Weigh the options of different countertop styles and the materials to best match form and function.

Granite Countertops

Granite countertops exude elegance in any home. Granite comes in a range of colors and carries a weight that ensures it will last a lifetime.

Quartz and Engineered Stone Countertops

Quartz is an engineered stone available in even more colors than granite! It has a nonporous surface that resists scratching and staining, and is low-maintenance.

Ceramic Tile Countertops

Durable and easy to clean, ceramic tile provides an inexpensive countertop option popular with many homeowners. You can design tile countertops with almost any pattern and/or color scheme.

Laminate Countertops

Laminate countertops are made of synthetics cut to size and finished on the ends. Easy to clean and maintain. Unfortunately, chips or scratches can be very difficult to repair, and seams often show after bonding. 

Wood or Butcher Block Countertops

Hardwoods such as maple or oak are the most common choices for wood counters. While water and stains can damage them over time, wood countertops are easy to clean and can be sanded and resealed as needed.

Marble Countertops

Marble countertops are most often used in small applications such as bathrooms, fireplaces, and insets. Marble requires sealing, but it creates a classic and elegant look.

It can be tough to choose the right countertop with so many materials available on the market. Here are the most popular materials to help you decide.

 

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