Seven Things that are Worth Replacing in Your Kitchen in 2019

While some may still be busy writing out their new year’s resolutions for 2019, you may have a whole other list in mind. If you plan on tackling a kitchen renovation, whether small or big, then there’s a good chance you’re starting to formulate your plan already. Kitchens are one of the most, if not the absolute most popular room in the house to renovate.

Let’s face it, they go through a lot of wear and tear so they tend to need attention on a more regular basis. With that said, a kitchen renovation can range in budget from a few hundred to many tens of thousands depending on what you have in mind. If you’re thinking of something a little more middle-of the road and want to be sure that you are replacing the items that make the most sense, then you’re going to want to check out this list. Here are the top seven things worth replacing in your kitchen in 2019.

The Kitchen Worktops

If you’re looking to make the maximum impact in your kitchen but aren’t prepared to totally gut the room, then replacing the kitchen worktops could be the best solution. When you think about how much space the worktop takes up, it’s clear that it has a pretty big impact on the overall look and design. You don’t even have to replace it with a high-end natural stone countertop to make a difference; any change will be noticeable.

Savoy Timber has a large array of kitchen worktops to choose from in different materials, finishes, textures, and colours. Just think what kind of statement you could make with a sleek dark coloured worktop or a clean crisp white surface. Then again, maybe you’re a bit more daring and may enjoy the bold colours that are also available.

The Appliances

The appliances are really a two-fold deal. First off, they can start to look really worn over time, which then ages your kitchen. Then there is the other factor which is that if they are approaching the 10 year mark, they have probably hit their lifespan and it’s time to consider replacing them.

Not only will the next appliances instantly modernise the kitchen, but they will be better on energy which means you’ll be paying less in utility bills. This is also your opportunity to change up the colour. Perhaps you currently have white appliances – now you can switch over to stainless steel or a sleek looking black set.

The Backsplash

The backsplash is another area where money is well spent. It can help to create flow in the room, add a touch of elegance and interest, and just really personalise the space and give it life. The great thing about a backsplash is that it’s something most people can install themselves, and you can find some budget-friendly options if cost is a factor.

When picking the backsplash, look for something that complements the other elements in the kitchen such as the cupboards, flooring, and countertop, but don’t go overboard on making it seem too exact. It should flow, not be identical to the rest of the room.

Lighting

Here’s a tip that homeowners often overlook, yet it can have a huge impact on the kitchen as well. The type and quantity of lights you have in the kitchen not only sets the mood and atmosphere, but it can also help you to see a whole lot better. You may want to think about using a variety of lighting such as track lighting, task lighting, under-the-cupboard lighting, pendant lights, and recessed lighting.

Hardware

For those on a tight budget but who still want the room to feel modernised, a great tip is to change out the hardware in the room. It’s amazing how much this can change the look of things. You can pick a different finish, size, and shape of pulls and knobs for all the drawers and cupboards.

Flooring

If you’re up for a more labour intensive job, then flooring could be the way to go. Again, this is an area that can really show wear and tear in a kitchen, so it’s only normal that over time it needs to be replaced.

Door to the Exterior

Finally, there is the exterior door to the back garden, which your kitchen may have. You can upgrade the door to something more modern and fresh looking, or go all out and have sliders professionally installed to create that open-air feel.

Transform Your Kitchen in the New Year

Regardless of which job(s) you pick off this list, each one is sure to provide maximum impact in the kitchen and have it feeling like a whole new space.  And with the new year only just begun, now is the perfect time to get started.

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