Most of us would like to just rip out our old kitchen and update it to the look we want. Well this may sound cool at first glance, but once one considers the costs, hassle, and environmental impact involved with ripping out an old kitchen and doing a complete remodel, consider the following insights. Let’s do our part to make our home comfortable without adding more waste to our Raleigh area landfills.

To dispel the monotony of your daily work in the kitchen, it is best to refurbish it. To start refurbishing your kitchen, you must first judge if the kitchen needs a dash of paint or just simple cleaning. Kitchen remodeling can be a very expensive activity requiring new cabinets, appliances, and other kitchen items. It is economical to refurbish the existing cabinets, countertops, and flooring.

To brighten up the kitchen, you can refurbish the kitchen cabinet by painting them with a color that suits your taste and the style of the room. You can even create complimentary colors or textures on opposite surfaces of the cabinet. This helps to give the cabinet a fashionable new look. If your cabinet is placed in a dark area of the kitchen, select soft colors. If the kitchen cabinet door has worn out, select a light wood cabinet made from ash, beech, birch, oak, maple, and chestnut. For placing a cabinet in a dark kitchen, select a wood that has a little color to it. Another economically and environmentally friendly option is to refinish your existing countertops and cabinets. There are many Raleigh and Wake Forest cabinet refinishing experts that can provide you with a plan, estimates, and results that may surprise you.

Stepping into a new house may evoke your desire to renovate the old kitchen. But a closer look may reveal certain positive aspects in it that needs just a touch of color. Often your countertops are in a good condition, but look out dated and old. A simple touch of color can give it a whole new look! You can even place colorful tiles over the countertops.

Proper lighting and techniques are essential when you are refurbishing your kitchen. Kitchen is a place where the family meets together after a hectic day to have meal and gossip. It is the nerve centre of the house where you carry out various activities apart from cooking like, paying bills, doing homework, working on hobbies, and gathering together for a cup of coffee. Proper lighting can add a warm, comfortable atmosphere to your kitchen. Providing one or two track lights over the sink will help you in washing the dishes properly, at the same time it brightens up the room. Use decorative lighting in breakfast area and island counters. To highlight the countertops, you can opt for under cabinet task lighting. Consider using energy efficient bulbs in your new lighting scheme. Discounts are offered by Duke Progress Energy.

Refurbishing is economical and not at all time consuming. Kitchen refurbishing gives you personal satisfaction, since it is something that can be done by the family members. It is the best way to give your kitchen an attractive look without having to replace the old furniture and buy new ones. Is it environmentally friendly and helps keep the Triangle area green!