Easy Ways to Update the Kitchen (without breaking the bank)

Spring is here and we are feeing that natural urge to spring clean and spruce up our spaces. Looking at the design trends for the year we’ve explored some advice from designers on how to update your kitchen without breaking the bank. Here are some ideas we cannot wait to try.


Stark white kitchens will always be popular, but as we shared last month color is making a comeback. More and more designers are bringing kitchens to life with contrasting colors like the one by Brett Mickan shown above. This jewel tone contrast brings new life and a modern touch to the kitchen, while still using white to compliment and draw it all together.


When people start into kitchen projects they often think they need to overhaul the whole thing, however, often keeping the core and splurging on one main focal point can make all the difference. If granite or soapstone countertops are your dream. Do it! That investment will make a dramatic difference and serve you for years to come.

You can compliment this change inexpensively by painting the existing cabinets and add a modern touch by changing out the hardware.


If you are still completely in love with your all white kitchen, you are not alone. There is a reason this look is such a classic and timeless look. We love color here at Imagine Surfaces, and believe it can be brought into the picture in many different ways. For instance, this designer went with classic granite surfaces and added in color with these stunning green light fixtures.

No matter how you decide to spruce up your space this year we hope you will contact us to help bring just the right design to your project.