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7 Kitchen Home Improvement Ideas

Create a more beautiful, breathable space.

Looking to update your kitchen but don’t know where to start? These seven kitchen home improvement ideas will give you a return on investment and a more beautiful, breathable space.

Upgrade Countertops

If you’ve been living in your house for a while, chances are your taste in countertops might have changed. Updating old kitchen countertops doesn’t just benefit you while you are living in the home. The majority of today’s homebuyers desire new countertops when looking for their dream home.

Increase your home’s resale value and aesthetics by replacing laminate with Corian, granite or quartz countertops. You can also extend the lifetime of your existing counters by refinishing to get rid of nicks, scratches or dings caused over time.

Swap Out Your Sink

Sinks sustain a considerable amount of wear and tear over the years. If that damage becomes visible, or you find yourself constantly needing to repair the kitchen sink, a replacement might be in order.

Stainless steel sinks offer exceptional durability and pair well with granite or engineered stone countertops. On the other hand, enamel-coated cast iron is a beautiful option for people who are not tough on sinks.

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Add Window Screens

Window screens can dramatically change the look and function of a space. While traditional window screens certainly give you increased ventilation, consider our Integrated Rolscreen retractable screen, which offers a more polished look and increases the amount of fresh air and natural light that streams into your kitchen.

As you can see in the photo above, this screen rolls out of sight when you close the window, so you’ll have an unobstructed view when you don’t have the window cracked open. This cutting-edge design will give you beauty without compromise.

Replace Cabinet Hardware

Want a project that won’t take more than a few hours but can instantly refresh your kitchen? In addition to updating your sink, drawer pulls and cabinet knobs can easily be replaced and updated to add even more design appeal.

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Paint Cabinets

One of the top trending kitchen design ideas is two-toned kitchen cabinets. Consider creating contrast with natural elements, focusing on a small section of cabinets or adding a touch of vibrant color to create movement and enhance your kitchen’s look. Our guide to mastering the two-toned cabinet look can help you decide how to make this trend a reality in your home and use colors that complement your interior window trim.

LED Lighting

Light up your kitchen in new, innovative ways by placing LED lighting under or above cabinets. There are several shades and styles of LED lighting, so, whether your home features cool or warm tones, you can pick a product that will match your home’s vibe.

Make Room

Decluttering countertops can help your kitchen look bigger, brighter and better. That coffee machine or stand mixer you never use? Donate it or place it in a storage closet! Also, keep clear counters of mail, old cups and food items to keep your kitchen looking sharp all day, every day.

This article was written by

Kolbie Creger, Social Media Specialist

An Instagram enthusiast and tiny house fanatic, Kolbie is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on social media and brand strategy. In true Iowa fashion, her free time varies by season. You can find her in the gym coaching high school basketball throughout the winter, attempting to roller blade through downtown Des Moines in the spring, and sipping iced coffee on the back of a boat every other chance she gets.

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