Simple Ways to Update Your Kitchen

 In Cabinets Aurora

At Niron Depot in Aurora, we understand how fully renovating a kitchen can transform the look and function of your home. However, kitchen renovations can be costly, time consuming, and disruptive to your everyday activities (especially if you’re forced to cook dinner on a camp stove in the living room).

If you’re looking to add value to your kitchen without tearing it down to the studs, here are a few items that upgrade its look and usefulness—without busting your budget.

A Space-Age Faucet

Does your kitchen feel like the Flintstones, but your style is more like the Jetsons? For those who want to modernize an older kitchen, a space-age faucet is a great place to start. Many kitchen faucets on the market offer pull-out functionality, allowing you to quickly and easily rinse off dishes and fill pans. To make things truly modern in your kitchen, opt for a faucet with simple, clean lines—or even better, a shiny chrome finish.

A Pot Filler

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to fill a large pot with water in a tiny sink—especially if that sink is full of dirty dishes. That’s where pot fillers come in handy. Unlike sink-mounted faucets, pot fillers are wall-mounted, with swinging arms that allow you to fill up pots without placing them in the sink.

While some people place their pot fillers near the sink for easier plumbing installation, others place their pot fillers directly above the stove, so there’s no need to carry a heavy pot of water across the kitchen.

We know—a pot filler is a luxury kitchen item. But if you’re trying to sell your home, it wouldn’t hurt for your kitchen to have a luxury feel.

A Functional, Spacious Sink

If you’ve updated everything but the kitchen sink, you’re wasting an opportunity to add incredible functionality to your kitchen. A kitchen sink is quite possibly the most heavily used object in your home, serving as a place for dirty dishes, a baby or dog-washing station, and the go-to clean up spot for all the messy people and things in your home. Going for a deeper, wider sink is always the most practical choice, no matter if you want a sink with one or two basins. Find a sink that pairs well with your shiny new faucet, and you’ll have a fresh, new look at an affordable price.

New Handles

Oftentimes, the look of perfectly normal cabinets are soiled by tacky, out-of-date handles. For the quickest, easiest, and cheapest kitchen upgrade imaginable, swap out your set of handles for the newer, younger model. Niron Depot offers a number of cabinet pulls and knobs in different styles and finishes, so you’ll always have the perfect handles for your kitchen. Premier-quality handles run from $2 to $6 each, so you’ll easily be able to replace the handles in your kitchen for under $150. (Might as well change out your bathroom cabinet handles, while you’re at it.) Matching your handles to the finishes of your new sink and faucet will give you a cohesive, modern look that adds instant visual punch.

Lighting That Shines

Quality light fixtures don’t just dictate the style of your kitchen—they make your kitchen feel warmer, more usable, and more visually attractive. A few under-cabinet lights can bring extra definition to your countertops, and a stunning ceiling pendant or chandelier can be the ultimate visual centerpiece of your space. Use light to fill your kitchen, and you’ll fill your wallet when it’s time to sell your home.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff.

For all of the bells and whistles you need for a better kitchen, Niron Depot has you covered. We offer the best in kitchen and bathroom lighting, sinks, and hardware, so you’ll always find the design option that’s right for your home. Not sure what you need? Talk to one of our expert Design Centers staff members, and they’ll get you on the right track. Contact us, and start building your dream kitchen today!