8 Easy Upgrades for Your Kitchen or Bath

Posted 09/14/2018 by Arizona Tile

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Whether you just moved in to your new house or you've lived here for years, chances are your kitchen and/or bathroom could use a little sprucing up. If you’re looking for simple, quick ways to update your kitchen or bathroom, look no further. Here are eight of our top ideas to get you started:

Shimmer Abalone Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile
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Install a New Backsplash

A new backsplash can transform the look of your kitchen or bathroom, yet it’s a fairly inexpensive and quick upgrade. If you’re looking for a backsplash material that’s easy to clean and maintain, glass tile or porcelain are excellent, no-fuss options.

Paint Your Cabinets

Cabinets are one major aspect of your kitchen that can easily make the space feel dated. If your cabinet finish is aging, a simple paint job can brighten them up and give the room a contemporary vibe. White, gray and two-tone cabinets offer a trendy look with timeless style.

 New Carrara Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
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Upgrade Your Sink

Replacing your sink is not a difficult job. In the kitchen, there’s nothing better than a deep, chic farm sink—it’s practical, popular and gives your space a rustic-yet-modern feel. For the bathroom, a statement vessel sink adds contemporary elegance.

Macaubus White Granite Countertop from Arizona Tile
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Install Brand-New Countertops

If your kitchen or bathroom countertops are drab, outdated, stained or damaged, it’s time for an update. Install new countertops to breathe new life into the room, even if you’re not planning to do a full renovation. Granite, quartz, soapstone and marble are just a few popular options to consider, depending on your budget and lifestyle.

Warm Grey Convex Loft S-Series Porcelain Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile
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Update Hardware

Bring your cabinet pulls and knobs into the modern age by opting for brushed nickel or stainless hardware with a sleek and minimal style. Copper and rose-gold fixtures and finishes can also bring contemporary warmth and brightness to your kitchen or bath.

Brighten Up with Under-Cabinet Lighting

Does your kitchen seem dark? Do you need more light when prepping food on your countertops? Under-cabinet lighting is an easy solution with a massive impact on how your kitchen looks and functions.

Consider Crown Molding

If the space above your kitchen cabinets, doorways and windows is looking a little plain, crown molding is a stylish update that adds interest and also happens to make the room seem bigger.

White Glossy Subway Tile Backsplash from Arizona Tile
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Replace Your Light Fixtures

Outdated or downright ugly light fixtures can make your entire room seem unappealing. Upgrade your bathroom or kitchen lights for a quick revamp that’s sure to have a big effect.

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