The Heart of the Home: Kitchen Upgrades to Try in 2017


The kitchen is truly the heart of the home – from cooking meals to socializing with family and friends, the space is a go-to for gathering. That’s why it’s important to give the kitchen a refresh every once in a while. Even minor upgrades can help a home sell faster! Here are a few tips to help you give your kitchen a fresh look, courtesy of Inman:

  • Hide your appliances. Stainless steel appliances can feel cold and disconnected. Mix it up by opting for hidden appliances that fit seamlessly into countertops and cabinets. For instance, update the face of your old dishwasher with one that matches the rest of your kitchen’s lower drawers.
  • Bring back the wood paneling. Yes, wood paneling is back in fashion this season – with a twist. Check out white shiplap, which can give your walls a clean and more modern finish.
  • Try out tuxedo kitchen cabinets. Think contrast; if black and white cabinets are too bold for your taste, try a navy blue and soft gray instead. The idea is to draw the eye with a contemporary variation in color.

Do you have any other tips for giving your kitchen a refresh? Tell us in the comments below!