Quick Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Kitchen for the Holidays

I recently had the honor of being quoted in the Chicago Tribune as part of a larger article, Last Minute Home Fixes for the Holiday. The impending arrival of holiday guests is a great motivator to spruce up your kitchen before the holiday parties begin. With that in mind, here’s a recap of the suggestions I made in the original Chicago Tribune article:

Declutter. Empty the cabinets, throw out or donate things you don’t need. Then pick up some cabinet organizers, like spice racks or shelves.

Add colorful accents. If you don’t have the time or energy for a full paint job, accent items can wake up your color scheme. Stay neutral with your fixed items, but add new punches of color with things that are flexible, such as a stool or decorative bowl.

Change your cabinet hardware. New knobs, handles and drawer pulls can give new life to tired cabinets. While shopping for new hardware, pick up any replacement hinges or pegs needed to secure those cabinet doors or shelves that have become wobbly.

Update your lighting. Changing to LED bulbs has become less expensive over the years. Or, you could pick up a new lighting fixture. If you’re using incandescent lights, try swapping a traditional switch for a dimmer switch to gain control over the room’s ambiance: low lighting for intimate dinners or a brighter atmosphere to showcase your holiday buffet.

Sandra Brannock, Owner, Expert Kitchen Designs
Sandra Brannock, Owner, Expert Kitchen Designs, Virginia
Sandra Brannock designs beautiful, timeless, functional kitchens that reflect your personal style, within your budget. She helps discerning homeowners throughout Northern and Central Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC get the kitchen of their dreams and select the perfect cabinetry, fixtures, flooring, lighting, and appliances to make their dream kitchen a reality.

Call Sandra today at (703) 801-6402 to schedule a kitchen remodeling consultation. Sandra will help you get the most value out of your kitchen remodeling budget and ensure that all the details of your kitchen renovation proceed smoothly, on time and within budget.