Is Your Kitchen Ready For Holiday Entertaining?
Posted on November 6, 2018
When you imagine the holidays, you might picture a cozy family gathering around the dining room table, smiling as they glow in warm candlelight. To be sure, the dining room is often where meals are served. But every year, where do your friends and family actually end up congregating the most?
It’s… the kitchen!
For whatever reason, the kitchen is more comfortable than any other room in the house. We knew it growing up, and we constantly find ourselves there as adults.
That’s because the kitchen is the heart of every home. So, when it comes time to get the most well-trafficked room of the house ready for holiday hosting, there are a few things you should know.
You Don’t Need A Complete Kitchen Overhaul
If you’ve already been thinking about how you can get your home ready to entertain this upcoming holiday season, you need to make sure that there’s enough time and money allocated toward updating your kitchen. When it comes to the kitchen, most people think an update means “renovation,” and the thought of such an investment understandably gives them pause.
After all, according to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Study, while the costs for kitchen renovations vary widely, the average spend on a small kitchen is $25,800, while a medium- to large-sized kitchen redesign will cost you about $42,000. It gets worse depending on where you live; you might spend closer to $70,000 in San Francisco or right around $31,000 in Miami. Ouch!
But it doesn’t have to be that way! “Bringing a new look to your kitchen doesn’t mean you have to redesign – instead, refresh,” says Pam Knauss, Co-owner and Residential Interior Specialist at CertaPro Painters® of Greenville, South Carolina.
“A cabinet refinishing and repair can provide homeowners a new look kitchen for a fraction of the price of a complete redesign. And, this isn’t simply decorative – it’s ensuring your fixtures are strong, sturdy and ready to hold up to the holidays and every day beyond.”
Try Simple Updates To Get Your Kitchen Ready
While a full kitchen remodeling job will cost you many tens of thousands of dollars, simple services by a painting professional can drastically improve the look of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost. Consider some of these budget-friendly ways to refresh your kitchen without tearing out all of your counters, cabinets, and appliances (or draining your bank account):
Cabinet Refinishing and Repair: Have your cabinets seen better days but you just haven’t gotten around to replacing them? There may be no need: Cabinet refinishing and repair services can give your cabinets a facelift without the hefty fees of having them completely redone.
Crown Molding: Adding crown molding to any room will make it look more upscale and add visual interest. Particularly when combined with kitchen painting, having crown molding installed can make the space appear larger and more elegant. This is something to consider if you are having your kitchen updated.
Drywall Repair: Before you have your interior painting project done, it is important to repair or replace any areas of damaged drywall. Whether a doorknob has etched a hole in your wall, you’ve had water damage, or you have had a heavy painting buckle the drywall, having these areas fixed or, if necessary, replaced, will make a difference in the way the room looks and feels.
Decorative Kitchen Painting: Update your kitchen colors with professional decorative painting. Do you want an accent wall for some extra pop? Maybe you’d like to have a chair rail installed and some new hues above and beneath the rail. Whether you’re ready for a complete change or you’d just like to lighten and brighten, having the room painted can make a dramatic difference that your loved ones will notice.
Before you get started, a color consultation with a professional house painting company like CertaPro Painters® will help you decide ahead of time which shades will best complement your kitchen and match your sense of style. They can offer a variety of smart, affordable kitchen ideas that can help turn your vision into the kitchen of your dreams.
Unlock Your Dream Kitchen More Affordably
If you are ready to turn the heart of your home into a kitchen you will be proud to have your guests invade throughout the holidays, contact CertaPro Painters® today. These professionals specialize in the kitchen remodeling services you need for a reasonably priced kitchen redesign. There’s no need to spend enormous amounts of money on a full renovation when all you need is a few upgrades, a splash of color, and maybe some refinishing and repairs.
Contact CertaPro Painters® to schedule a free in-home consultation. Your professional interior painter will be able to talk to you about your needs and what you would like your kitchen to look like. You can have your dream kitchen in time for the holiday season.