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Kitchen Upgrades for This Year

by Jessica Nguyen 08/04/2019

The kitchen is the life of almost every home in the country today. From forging relationships to creating loving memories, there’s a lot that goes on here apart from mom’s roast turkey and spaghetti meatloaf. That’s all the more reason you should invest in regular kitchen upgrades. If you are going to have conversations here, you might as well have it in style and comfort. Check out this list for a few kitchen upgrades you should consider this year.

  1. Add a fresh coat of paint to your cabinets. This can totally change the way your kitchen looks. You may also decide to change the paint job in the room too to give it an even fresher look. If painting is too much hassle, reface your old cabinets with a new layer of peel and stick veneer. 
  2. Remove the doors of your cabinets. If you are more adventurous, you can decide to do away entirely with the doors on your cabinet. Your cramped kitchen will look a lot roomier than it actually is.
  3. Replace your light fixtures. Who says you can’t have fancy chandeliers in the kitchen? Get rid of the old fluorescent lamps and install some pendants and other sophisticated lighting fixtures to give your kitchen some more panache. You should also consider putting up some under-cabinet lighting too. That will add some extra glow.
  4. Replace your kitchen sink and faucets. Call your plumber and install a new sink in your kitchen. It will definitely give your favorite place a whole new look. You can switch from your old stiff-necked faucet to a pull-down faucet for more room in the sink too.
  5. Replace the surface of your countertops. A thousand stains and knife marks later, your countertop probably looks like that a ship’s kitchen. Resurfacing it is something that you can do by yourself if you want to. Not sure you are good enough? Start out with the island countertop, that way you test your skills on a small scale.
  6. Create a new backsplash. There are so many backsplash options for you to consider. If a tile backsplash looks like it’s more than you can handle, you can try one made out of a solid plain color. Want to try something a bit different? Use a wallpaper instead. For more backsplash options check out some of the peel-and-stick kits available to most home improvement stores.

Now it’s your turn! Go out and find your next great kitchen, then make it happen! If you want to be sure you’re improving the value of your home, be sure to ask your real estate agent for their favorite ideas.

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Jessica Nguyen

  Jessica Nguyen has been a trusted realtor for more than a decade, relying on her extensive knowledge of the San Diego region, where she has spent most of her life. Clients appreciate her effortless ability to cater to their preferences, while she works diligently to find them an ideal investment or home. 

    The UCSD alumni is a first-generation Vietnamese-American. Fleeing Vietnam on a boat with her family and growing up with financial and cultural struggles, Jessica understands the importance of having a strong work ethic. Being a single mother to a special needs child, she knows the challenges that many families face and is passionate about truly helping people. 

    Jessica's goal is to establish lifelong relationships with all of her clients, putting their needs first. She prides herself on telling them the truth, however it may jeopardize a transaction. Most clients have relied on Jessica's services multiple times, enthusiastically referring her to friends and family. 

    Jessica promises her clients the four Cs: confidentiality of their personal information; absolute confidence in getting the best deal as a buyer, seller or investor; her commitment to providing the best services; and honest, reliable communication every step of the way. In fact, she is so responsive that she agrees to pay clients $100 (through escrow credit) for every hour of delay beyond two hours, if she is unable to answer any calls or texts.

Jessica honors veterans, active military and their families and offers 5% of her commission to go towards their moving expenses.