There are some serious side effects to spending countless hours in our homes, as we are all doing these days. Can you say Cabin Fever? And the kitchen, which is the heart of the home, is really taking a beating (pun intended). Even small kitchen upgrades can make a big difference in your home and mood and give you something to look forward to.

Where do you start? How long will it take? How much will it cost? These common questions can make a kitchen remodel feel daunting. Fear not! There are some small kitchen upgrades that won’t put your kitchen out of commission for long. Here are two ideas for smaller kitchen upgrades that will make a big impact. If Chip and Joanna Gaines have taught us anything, it’s that there is no kitchen that can’t be fixed with a little TLC.


A kitchen island is the helping hand you never knew you needed. A third arm, if you will. As the focal point of a kitchen, it deserves special attention. Painting the island a contrasting color is an easy way to add a design element. Opting for contrasting wood custom kitchen cabinets for your island can add an elevated feeling to the space. Re-doing an island provides you an upgraded look without updating your entire kitchen — you can even add additional seating, a breakfast nook, an herb garden or more storage space. Our team of designers are experts when it comes to creating a new or redesigned kitchen island, whatever you have in mind!


Another upgrade with a big impact is kitchen cabinet hardware. You can update your drawer pulls and cabinet handles in a few hours. For do-it-yourselfers, this is a simple upgrade. Think of the hardware as a fashion accessory, like the jewelry you match with your outfit. Cabinet hardware can make a big difference in the style of your cabinetry and the overall look of your kitchen. The finish of the hardware is particularly important. A kitchen is the perfect space to experiment with hardware finish. An interesting and creative option on trend today is brass and Lucite. Hardware does not need to match the rest of your house, so be creative! Whatever you decide, Classic Cabinets & Design offers a myriad of unique hardware selections like antique detailed knobs and pulls or beaded kitchen hardware. Our suppliers include:

Strategic, creative upgrades can make a big difference in any kitchen remodel, big or small. Deciding how much time and money you want to spend is the first step. After that, we recommend watching your favorite HGTV show for inspiration and then calling our team of talented designers in Louisville, CO to make an appointment today. Don’t wait, your upgraded kitchen awaits!

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