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Updating Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops

Oct 5, 2020 11:49:58 AM / by RenovationsPlus


The year is almost over, which means now is the time to start a project that gives your building a new look heading into January. Updating kitchen cabinets and countertops is the perfect choice because you can focus on one area for creating more interior space and personality.


Modernizing the cabinetry and counter space in your kitchens cooks up appeal and convenience that others will notice and appreciate. In fact, a 2017 SatisFacts Insite Move In/Move Out Survey listed the top 10 reasons for move-ins and move-outs.


Appearance and condition was #1, space and design was #5 and kitchen cabinets were #10.1 That means you’re covering three of the 10 reasons when you update the cabinets and countertops in your kitchen.


More Than Storage

Kitchen cabinets are ideal for storing cans of food, food containers and other cooking essentials, but they can offer so much more. Update the finish and fixtures of your cabinets to create a clean, modern look that not makes break time or dinnertime enjoyable and relaxing, it also enhances the value of your building. 


To make the transformation stunningly clear, use high-end solutions that are sure to turn heads. For more practicality and convenience for everyone, incorporate ADA-compliant handles.


Finish off your cabinet changeover with the finish that suits your needs and style. You’ll be amazed what a fresh coat of paint can do for the cabinets in your kitchen.


On the Surface

Like cabinets, countertops are a must in any kitchen. But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring and only good for holding cookware! Complement your newly updated cabinets with new countertops that mesh with your style and budget while appealing to everyone who uses the kitchen.


One of the most important factors when considering new countertops is sustainability. Today’s eco-conscious countertop users are looking for sustainable substitutes for granite. Countertops made from recycled materials provide cost savings of more than 30% when compared to granite.2 The best part is that they don’t sacrifice appeal for sustainability.


Choose the Right Color

Choosing the right color is key to bringing out the personality of any cooking space. Consider light colors for accessibility, or dark colors for boldness and drama.


Also, color is important when it comes to making a space seem larger or smaller. Darker colors make a kitchen seem smaller, while lighter colors can make a kitchen look larger than it actually is.



  1. UNITS Magazine. (2017, August). “Keeping Your Residents, Losing Your Residents.” Retrieved from
  2. Isaacson, G. (2020, July 23). “New Countertops Merge Quartz and Crushed Glass”. Retrieved from

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