How to Give Your Kitchen a Facelift
Give Your Kitchen a Facelift
It is said that there is no place like home and if you think about it, no matter where you roam, you only truly feel at home when you’re back in your own bed at home.
That is why we adorn and decorate our homes to our personal style and that definitely transcends into the heart of the home, the kitchen.
I had the chance to interview the renowned designer, Jane Lockhart and talk about upcoming trends, the LG Kitchen event in Toronto, and the new LG Kitchen in Black Stainless Steel Series.
The design of a home kitchen needs to express your personal style but also be functional and tailored to your needs, right?
Read on for some tips and trends to give your kitchen a facelift you’ve been longing for.
1. Invest in New Appliances
Let’s face it, getting new appliances can definitely change up the entire look of your kitchen. For example, LG’s newest appliances in black stainless steel are beautiful.
I love their sleek and stylish look and ability to seamlessly integrate into any space. So much so that I went out and went to play with them myself at an LG Kitchen Demo.
The series includes gorgeous French 3-Door and 4-Door fridge models where you can find the InstaView Door-in-Door.
You can peek inside the fridge without opening it simply by knocking twice. It immediately lights up and you can see inside without opening the fridge unless you want to.
Does it Make a Difference?
You save the cold air and your food stays fresher longer.
Then there is the LG Top Control Dishwasher with QuadWash with a height adjustable 3rd rack. Since it has four arms instead of two, it cleans from all angles.
It’s built to be quiet, and you can access it through your phone. Its full steel interior, good water movement, and 3 shelves make it an excellent pick.
Adding a water filter to your home is always a good bet. That way, you have fresh and clean water at all times. Big Berkey Water Filters has a wide array of choices that will suit your needs.
Of course, no kitchen is a kitchen without a stove and the LG gas range in black stainless steel does not disappoint.
It self-cleans within minutes and LG UltraHeat 18,500 BTU burners deliver every bit of the precision you love about gas with even more power.
So, forget about standing and waiting around for water to boil. The LG Over-the-Range microwave with Slide-Out ExtendaVent microwave is large, powerful, and has a vent that will catch all smoke and lingering smells by extending out.
LG is an innovator in the kitchen space — from design-centric features to functionality, LG has innovative, intuitive, and resource-saving appliances built around the way you live.
Best of all, all of these appliances are fingerprint and smudge-resistant.
To me, that adds to the overall clean and sleek design of a kitchen. Especially when the appliances do not have a smudge in sight! The appliances help to maintain clean lines, too, since countertops are getting flatter.
2. Think About Your Cabinetry Style
Cabinetry is starting to go dark. That means dark bottoms, light tops, or no upper cabinets at all. The trend for 2018 is a wonderful marriage of both light and dark.
Matching isn’t essential and I don’t know about you but, that is definitely refreshing. With the new LG appliances in black stainless steel, you’re going to want them to pop.
3. Update Your Cabinets
A great way to update your cabinets is to go DIY. You can update oak or golden cabinets by painting them. You can sand them down and choose a more neutral colour or go dark. It’s an inexpensive way to change the entire look of your kitchen.
4. Tame Cabinets with Paint
If you’re committed to your oak cabinets, tame them down with paint. Adding a chocolate brown to the walls can create sharp contrasts and really cleans up the space.
Even opting for painting the wall behind cabinetry in a deep charcoal makes oak look better.
5. Subway Tiles Are In
Yes, they’re back but, really, in my mind–they have never really gone out of style. But, Jane suggests that they make a great backdrop option that can enhance your other accessories such as mirrors, bathroom cabinets, and kitchen windows.
6. Update the Countertops
If you have cabinets you are already in love with but, the countertops can use a little updating, this is a great way to revamp your kitchen. Just consider the dark and light option and go for a countertop you’ll love.
7. Use Mixed Metals
An easy way to give your kitchen a facelift is to mix metals. Use warm metals with warm colours and cool metal with cool colours. Just keep it subtle!
8. Layer Your Lighting
Jane suggests that you use a three-part layering process. Ambient lighting is general lighting that helps you see in a space.
Task lighting is directed at an area like a counter in your kitchen to help you see what you’re doing, clearly, and Accent lighting is decorative, used to light an object like a piece of art.
Consider using recessed lighting for an overhead ambient light. Add under cabinet lighting to not only light your way during tasks but, to add a layer of light.
9. Pick a Backsplash
As mentioned above and in Jane’s 2017 Trend Report, subway tiles are in and here to stay. But, you can consider using other types of backsplashes.
For example, she suggests adding traditional antique-mirrored tile with a beveled edge for an elegant touch. Stack them for a contemporary take.
That’s what draws the eye making it perfect when you want to add a focal point.
Transform Your Space
Jane was in attendance at the #LGKitchen Event to sit down and talk to influencers all about design. She says that the new LG series is innovative and energy saving.
Having LG at home, she is already very impressed by the brand but, just as impressed with the new LG black stainless steel design.
Jane states that LG is innovative in the sense that they consider the evolving way people use their spaces.
They are similar to interior designers in the manner of how they consider how people are using their living spaces and helping them to maximize their space.
The LG black stainless steel series offers beautiful dark-tinted stainless and a satin-smooth finish for a modern design. No doubt! I recently painted my cabinets and would love to add these black stainless into my kitchen.
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For more information, visit LG.com to take a look at their new black stainless steel series. Get social and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram for the latest updates!
Now that you are armed with 9 simple and easy ways to give your kitchen a facelift, hopefully, you’ll be transforming your kitchen in a way that makes you a master of your own space.
A place where you can cook and entertain with ease, with a modern, stylish aesthetic that makes you happy!
Do you have any tips to give your kitchen a facelift?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: This post is sponsored by LG Canada. All thoughts and opinons are honest and my own. Photo Credit: Hamish Birt.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
My kitchen counters need a facelift and I would love to get granite or quartz. A fun backsplash would be great too…I love subway tile in a herringbone design.
Herringbone is my favorite design!
I won’t be updating my kitchen any time soon. We did that a few years ago. But I love all of your choices and picks.
I just remodeled my kitchen last year. I had dark cabinets which are now Dover White and I love them! My granite cabinet tops are gorgeous and my linoleum floors are gone and have been replaced with a white oak hardwood floor.
I can picture your kitchen! Must look so beautiful!
We had a new kitchen put in this year and it really has made such a difference to the look and feel of the room.
I bet you spend a lot of time in your kitchen like I do!
I’d love to own my own kitchen so I could do what I wanted in it. I’d go broke on appliances I’m sure, lol. They really make a kitchen feel warm and cozy.
They sure do make a kitchen feel warm and cozy! No one would want to leave it!
Black stainless steel sounds amazing! I love the look of stainless, but it shows off so many fingerprints. I’d love to try this new finish option.
No fingerprints here!
I am so jealous of that fabulous kitchen you have picked out and updated. I am so in need of a new kitchen but don’t want to make the financial plunge.
When you’re financial there you’ll love it!
I love the look of black stainless! We’ve been talking about upgrading our kitchen, and LG in black stainless is just the thing!
Black stainless steel is the new thing! You’ll love it!
I love the look of black stainless! We’ve been talking about upgrading our kitchen, and LG in black stainless is just the thing!
It’s so sleek and modern you’ll love the look of it! Go check it out at your nearest bestbuy or appliance store!
Our kitchen needs some updating. Our over the stove microwave needs to be replaced, that LG Over-the-Range microwave looks like a great option.
Just get the whole set! hehe
I think it is so interesting how they can make different shades of stainless so you can be very specific with a color scheme in the kitchen. We have stainless with white cabinets and I like it. I guess I’ll have to start thinking about where to add some dark contrast.
I bet your kitchen looks really nice with the white cabinets!
Painting is a quick and easy way to upgrade any space. All these LG appliances look absolutely amazing!
It sure is! The appliances are truly a master piece!
I love the look of LG appliances. I have wanted their refrigerator with the InstaView Door-in-Door feature for awhile now. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade in my kitchen!
Love love love the instaview door in door feature!
My kitchen could probably use a little bit of work. These are good ideas! I’d definitely be happy with a range upgrade.
Glad you like the ideas Liz! You won’t be disappointed with LG.
My home doesn’t truly showcase my personal style. I need to take on each room as a project and DIY it to completion then move on to the next. You share great ideas.
Thanks Mimi! It takes a lot of time and patients but you’ll eventually make your home YOUR HOME! =)
Great suggestions for giving your kitchen a facelift. I will invest in stainless steel appliances when we move into our new house.
You’ll love it Kelly!
This is perfect timing for us! We need a new dishwasher and that LG dishwasher sounds great!
Their dishwashers are great! Always leave my dishes clean and sparkly!
Our kitchen would love this makeover. LG products look so sleek and modern.
They’ll make any kitchen pop!
Don’t mind if I do! I love LG and pretty much everything they release.
They make awesome products!
So many amazing pieces. I would love to deck out my kitchen and make it look just like that one haha!
You can do it! hehe
My kitchen is brad new but I really want smarter appliances!!
I don’t blame you I wanted smart appliances too!
Getting new appliances is top on my kitchen list! I think it would give my old kitchen an instant facelift!
It sure would! You’ll love it!
We are thinking of replacing our appliances this spring. The LG Over-the-Range microwave would be a great space saver.
It will definitely save so much space! No more placing your microwave on the counter!
That refrigerator sounds amazing! I am all for anything that will keep me organized, and being able to see inside is so nice. I did a small makeover on my kitchen a few years ago with putting in a backsplash and painted my cabinets. It made such a difference.
The fridge is so cool! I love the glass door feature!
I have so much kitchen envy right now, it’s not even funny. Ours isn’t that old but I already feel like they’re outdated after seeing these!
Time to upgrade? hehe
We just updated our backsplash and changed our electric stove to a gas one. I would love to update our cabinets too.
I bet it looks so nice! if you’re cabinets are in good shape just give it a face lift by painting it!
Wow, I`m in love with that 3-Door fridge model! My kitchen definitely needs a facelift and I must have that fridge!
That fridge is my fave! Love it!
I can’t wait until we own our home and can redo everything to our liking! I love LG appliances they really are sharp!
LG appliances are so sleek and beautiful! Let me know when you redo your house!
Great tips. I enjoyed reading it. I need to redo my house.
Glad you like the tips and reading the post!
I totally need to give my kitchen an upgrade. These are wonderful suggestions.
These upgrades would be amazing for everyone’s kitchen!
I want to update my kitchen so bad. It has old appliances and old cabinets. The new stuff coming out with see through door and touch screens is amazing!
That fridge is amazing! You’ll love every feature of it!
Wow the kitchen looks amazing.. Wish we had something here too on India
Keep an eye out they might have it in India!
These are some great tips! Who doesn’t love a sparkling, stainless kitchen.
I know right! Glad you like the tips!
Oh yes, my kitchen NEEDS a facelift, big time. My appliances are old and the tile is blah. One day, I hope. I really love this! And I want that fridge.
Little things can make a big difference.
I guess the see through door on the fridge is for somebody like me who looks aimlessly into the fridge opening and closing it multiple times before deciding what I want. I so need that! Very good tips that make a huge difference!
Haha, that would definitely be for you.
The LG series appliances are so beautiful! They really add an elegant and modern touch to the kitchen.
They really do!
This kitchen totally took my breath away! I love all the appliances. I can’t get over how stunning it is. These are all really amazing tips.
Thanks, I hope they can help!
My kitchen desperately needs a facelift! I would love to redo the entire room!
Hope you can soon!
These sound like great ideas to update your cabinetry! I will give a few a try! 🙂
You are making me want a whole new kitchen and definitely some new appliances. thank you for the review. These are so great.
I love this post. I am currently looking to upgrade my kitchen. Ive been looking for contractors etc. this is great.
Awesome, hope you consider the finish of these ones.
The LG Black Stainless Steel Series looks so chic and elegant! I want this for my home!
I love the finish!
My kitchen needs a face lift for sure! This is totally what my dream kitchen looks like!
It really is beautiful!
We removed a wall last year to make my kitchen more roomy now saving for new appliances
Sweet, I bet it opened up the place!