Update Your Kitchen for the New Year with These Helpful Tips

Your kitchen most likely just got through the busiest time of the year with all the entertaining, cooking, and baking that you did! That means that the kitchen, and you, are ready to implement a few changes in the new year. After all, you probably found a few things that didn’t work right in this space when you were spending so much time in there, so why not change them now before you get too busy and forget all about it!

Here are 5 helpful tips to update your kitchen for the new year:


Your kitchen has probably gone from well-organized to slightly cluttered after all the holiday hoopla, so the new year is the perfect time to do a little decluttering. You know what we are talking about! All those dishes that you simply shoved into a cabinet, saying you would deal with putting them where they really belong later on… Well, now is the time! Toss anything that you haven’t used in a while, along with anything that is broken or has missing parts. Yes, that includes all those plastic containers with no lids, or those lids with no containers!

Update Your Cabinets

One of the best ways to add a little visual appeal to your kitchen space is to update your cabinets. You can do this with a fresh coat of stain or paint or you can purchase new cabinet doors if you are looking for something completely different. When you are finished, we also recommend updating the hardware on your doors and drawers, as that little change can make a massive difference. 

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint to the Walls

Sometimes all you need to do to freshen up your kitchen is add a new coat of paint to the walls. This can be the same color as what you have, or you can change things up with a brighter or bolder color. 

Update Your Kitchen Sink

Your kitchen sink worked hard over the holidays and you may have noticed that it isn’t looking as nice as it did when you installed it. You may have also noticed that it didn’t work well for all those dishes that you were doing. Well, this is the time to make that change and install a sink that will meet your needs for the future. There are many different options and colors available, so choose the one that will work best for your needs. 

Improve Your Lighting

If you have noticed that you do not have enough lighting in your kitchen, now is the time to add a few new lighting fixtures. You should have lights over your dining area, your island, your work spaces, and even under your cabinets, so you can see no matter where you are in this space. 

These are five changes that you can make to your kitchen to update it for the new year, but they are not your only options. We recommend that you take a look around your kitchen and see exactly what you need to do to turn it into your dream kitchen once again.