Home Improvement Resolutions for the New Year!

If you’re like most Americans, the New Year is when you take a long hard look at the things that aren’t working in your life and resolve to change them. For a lot of people, these resolutions are regarding internal, personal things—eating better, spending more time outside, taking more risks, or keeping a diary. But for others, their resolutions might be about their environments. For example, if you’ve spent the last five years hating your kitchen, maybe now is the time to change it.

Make your 2016 resolution to finally improve your kitchen. Living with a kitchen you find inconvenient or embarrassing is hard, but you’d be surprised how big a difference just a few changes can make!

Here are 3 remodeling ideas that can easily make 2016 the year you finally love showing off your kitchen:

  • New Backsplash


A good backsplash is every remodeler’s greatest ally. An interesting texture or color can completely transform the look of a kitchen. It simultaneously makes everything look sleeker and more detailed while also providing a distraction from, say, that linoleum floor you don’t like. Best of all, this is one of the easiest home improvements you can do—with guidance, research, and modest goals, you can even do it yourself!

  • Paint the Cabinets

andino_white_granite_kitchenOne of the most prevalent home improvement myths is that you need to replace your kitchen cabinetry—this isn’t always true! Though a brand new set of solid wood cabinets will look gorgeous in any home, that’s above many homeowners’ budgets, and often a new coat of paint over what they have can really brighten things up! Choose white to create a sense of natural light and purity, or maybe an interesting, vibrant color to make your kitchen feel a little edgier.

  • Replace Your Countertops


Though new natural stone countertops are hardly a low-budget home renovation, you get a lot of bang for your buck. The countertops are usually the first thing visitors, guests, or prospective buyers will look at in a home. When you have granite, marble, or quartz countertops, you’ve immediately passed an unspoken test. The dazzling natural beauty of a new stone countertop is well worth the investment, especially because it very well might be all you need to do to fall in love with your kitchen!


If you want to a New Year’s Resolution to finally improve your kitchen, call us at Granite & Marble Specialties about what we can do to help!