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Kitchen is usually one of the most used rooms in any home. After all, from making coffee for breakfast to cooking a fancy dinner for the loved ones, the kitchen is where the heart is. So it makes sense that you would want to decorate and renovate your kitchen just like the rest of the home. 

However, many homeowners don’t have a lot of time on hand to reserve for kitchen renovation. Luckily, there are various quick, yet efficient, strategies by which anyone can turn their food prep space into a heartiest and fancy looking spot. 

This blog discusses these strategies in detail. So stick with us and read on.

Place your trust in granite

Granite can turn around the look of any space from 0 to 10 in no time. As one of the most versatile materials to incorporate, granite countertops and titles are the most popular items to make a kitchen look expensive. Even a pre-cut piece of granite near the baking oven in a kitchen can make it glow up. 

Or how about some granite tiles on the backsplash and floor to give the kitchen a refreshing look? There are just a lot of ways to use granite in the kitchen. But most importantly, granite goes well with all color schemes, giving creative liberty to homeowners. 

Invest in good lightning

Light can make all the differences between a dull-looking and fresh kitchen. Even if you use super-expensive items in your kitchen, if the lightning is low and dull, the kitchen will simply look bland. In fact, lightning is usually one of the most ignored parts of home kitchen renovation.

Accordingly, you can make your kitchen look ten times better by using bright lights. When it comes to fixtures, low hanging fixtures can give an illusion of a high ceiling, especially when placed over dining spaces and kitchen hands. You can also go with globe fixtures, as they can give a unique look to the kitchen. 

Large lanterns, chandeliers, and pendants, on the other hand, can elevate the kitchen from “so-so” to “wow.” You can make the kitchen further fancy by incorporating dimming lights in the infrastructure, which can curate a luxurious atmosphere in the room. But if you want to give a functional and sweet look to the kitchen, you can place a small lamp on the countertop or near a pile of cookbooks.  

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Cleanliness is important

It goes without saying that the best kitchens are those that are clean and well-maintained. Especially when you have guests coming over, a pile of dirty dishes with cracked glassware on the shelves can give poor signals. So even if you have a small kitchen or not a lot of expensive items, make sure to clean it regularly. 

Try to prevent dirty dishes and plates from piling up in the kitchen sink. Get rid of food and condiments that have expired, so they don’t take up a lot of space in the kitchen. Fix any broken knobs or the cabinets in the kitchen. Keeping a well-maintained kitchen is important, as it can do wonders to improve the overall look of it.

Green plants and hangings can further elevate the overall feel and look of a kitchen. You can place small pots around the kitchen, especially near the windows. Or perhaps place a large planter on the kitchen island or counter. How about some herbs hanging on the window?

Greenery not only adds a luxurious feel to the kitchen but it also provides freshness to the overall home. Some of the plants that can easy thrive in any kitchen include:

  • Aloe Vera, as one of the most popular indoor plants, can be placed near the kitchen sink. Not only is it great for skin but it also adds a dash of color in the space. 
  • Cast Iron Plant, a leafy and brightly colored plant, which can survive in tough conditions like extreme heat, low light, and infrequent water. So if you feel that you won’t be able to give as much time as required to your plants but you still want something green in the kitchen, Cast Iron is the perfect plant to opt for. 
  • Aluminum plants, just like cast iron plants, are easy to care for. And with its metallic silver leaves, the aluminum plant complements stainless steel appliances placed in the kitchen. 
  • English Ivy, which can be hung near the sink or by a window. It comes in various shades of green with a touch of blacks, whites, or yellows. The best thing about this plant is that it can purify the air and reduce indoor air pollutants like bacteria and mold.
  • Add a Personal Touch to the Kitchen

A kitchen only feels better when it has a personality. And this is only possible when the kitchen has a personal touch. So whether you want to place personal mementos on the fridge or use interesting textiles in the kitchen, nothing should stop you from incorporating these items.

Your home should reflect who you are at the end of the day. Even if you are working with a kitchen remodeling contractor for custom kitchen renovation, you should discuss your vision with the contractor, so the kitchen can truly showcase your own style.

Don’t shy away from using artwork

Sometimes walls can lack personality and pull down the overall look of a space, especially if the walls are of plain color. Luckily, artworks can save the day. You can hang any interesting piece of artwork in the kitchen to add a pop of color and style in the space. If you want to go for traditional pictures, like vegetables and fruits, that’s up to you.

But we would recommend you to forget the traditional subject matters and go for something interesting, like modern portraits, abstract work, or vintage oil works. Paintings like these not only add texture in the space but they also give off a more sophisticated and cohesive vibe.

Take Care of the Cabinets

Kitchens come with a lot of cabinets, so it makes sense that if you want to revamp your kitchen, you also need to focus on the cabinets. And a simple way to revamp your kitchen cabinets is to color them. A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference in the world!

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Pick a color that goes with the rest of the decor in the kitchen. Fix all the knobs and fixtures to ensure the cabinets are functional. Add more personality to the cabinets by using funky colors or adding texture to them. But most importantly, keep the cabinets clean, so the kitchen looks well-maintained and organized. 


Whether you want to completely revamp your kitchen or simply invest in a small kitchen renovation, there is no need to spend thousands of dollars! There are easy and efficient ways to change the overall look of your kitchen and add more personality to it.

Still confused and unsure about renovating your kitchen while staying under the budget? A professional contractor service can help!  Head over to Elite Contractor Services and get in touch with their representatives today.