3 Affordable Ways To Spruce Up Your Countertops

Getting your kitchen to look nice and make it easier to cook in can be a challenge if you're working with a limited budget or are unsure of what kinds of changes you can make. If you want to focus primarily on fixing up your counter tops and making your kitchen feel larger, take a look at what you can do to spruce up the counter tops without spending a fortune on replacing them altogether.

Mount Some Items to the Wall

An easy way to make the kitchen counter tops appear larger and have more cooking and prepping space is by having items mounted to the walls. Moving spice jars off the counter and placing them on shelves mounted to the walls is a good start, along with getting knives mounted to a holder or magnetic strip.

By having some items moved off the counter tops and positioned on the wall or backsplash behind the counters instead, you'll gain extra counter space.

Organize the Counter tops

Organization goes a long way when making your counter tops seem larger and more spacious. Keeping items scattered across your counters can make them feel cluttered and leave you with far less room for prepping meals. To keep things organized, consider getting baskets, drawers, and other organizational containers to store your kitchen accessories. Keeping everything in a designated spot will keep messes and clutter to a minimum, help free up counter space for cooking, and make your kitchen feel larger. 

Add a New Finish to the Counter tops

If you're already satisfied with the size of your counter space and the amount of room you have to prepare food, you might want to begin looking into ways to spruce up the counters instead. A fantastic way to do this is through applying a new finish. While this may not be appropriate for granite or wood counters, it can be doable for laminate. Refinishing laminate counter tops will make a big difference in the way that your counters look and how long you'll be happy with them in the future.

As you prepare for remodeling and making improvements in your kitchen, your thoughts will likely end up with considering what changes you can make to your kitchen counters. By knowing what kinds of changes can be made and looking into ways that can help make the counters feel more expansive, you'll be able to enjoy your counters more and the entire kitchen as well.