Swap out your Lighting

Swap out your Lighting

Replace boring, old light fixtures with a cooler, contemporary choice for a quick kitchen fix. Not only are most lights easy to install but with the endless options available — from lantern-like pendants to Sputnik-style chandeliers — you’re bound to find something that fits your decor theme, too.

For added oomph, consider incorporating additional sources of light (under cabinets, for example) that can help brighten your space even further.

Invest in a New Faucet

Invest in a New Faucet

Ditch your dated kitchen faucet for a newer, sleeker version and reap the benefits through its everyday use. This is an especially smart move for renters, who may not be able to replace the entire sink.

From stainless steel pullouts to high-arced spouts, many faucets now also come equipped with additional features, such as sprayers and soap dispensers that can make your life in the kitchen a little bit easier. 

Change up the Backsplash

Change up the Backsplash

On the scale of kitchen renovations, switching out your backsplash may seem like a small move but it makes a big impact, nonetheless.

Whether you’re aiming for a rustic or modern feel (or something in between), try playing with a variety of colours, patterns and textures for a look that’s truly all your own. Of course, if all else fails, the always-stylish subway tile can add polished flair to most décor schemes.

Update your Hardware

Update your Hardware

If you aren’t ready (or able) to commit to entirely new cabinets, changing up your kitchen hardware alone may be enough to update your space.

Opt for knob or bin pulls if you’re working with a traditional style kitchen, and sleek bar pulls in stainless steel or nickel for a more modern one. If you’re feeling creative, try combining a variety of styles, shapes and finishes for a playful, eclectic look.

Inspired to dive into one, two or all of these renovation projects but are concerned about the impact it will have on your wallet? With the wide range of financing options available at Prospera Credit Union, gaining the financial freedom to give your kitchen a much-needed facelift is easier than you might think.

Reno Tips to Transform Your Kitchen

Reno Tips to Transform Your Kitchen

Let’s face it — kitchen renovations are great but they’re not always the most convenient project. Luckily, these quick kitchen fixes are easy on the technique and will make a pretty big impact, too.

Click through for five easy reno tips that will transform your kitchen in no time.

Paint your Cabinets

Paint your Cabinets

Interior designers frequently turn to paint for an instant space refresh, so why not apply the same technique to your kitchen cabinets?

Whether you’re working with wood or laminate, a fresh coat of paint can give your cabinetry new life while dramatically changing the look of your space. Be sure to think outside (or in this case, inside) the box as well — painting the interiors of your cabinets is another way to add a fun pop of colour.