Congratulations! You just installed new kitchen cabinets and are one step closer to achieving your dream kitchen. Maybe it’s time to upgrade other pieces of your kitchen to get the space you’ve always wanted. Try these easy kitchen updates to breathe new life into your kitchen and perfectly complement those stunning new cabinets. 

Shiny Fixtures 

New switch plate covers can work miracles when it comes to adding a new look to your kitchen. Basic white covers are classic and inexpensive or you can add a little extra something with stainless steel covers. You can also paint the covers for a one-of-a-kind feel! 

A Fresh Coat of Paint 

Chances are if you just had new cabinets installed, you were thinking about adding a new coat of paint to the kitchen anyway. However, even if you didn’t change the color, a fresh coat of paint can add a whole new feeling to any space. If you have wallpaper in your kitchen that you hate, rip it down and paint instead, or vice versa. 

Lighting Updates 

The lighting in your kitchen should be right for the area. What does that mean? Well, kitchens usually benefit from brighter lights that emit more blue undertones because of all the prep work that needs doing. You may even want to hang a mirror to bring in more natural light and show off those new cabinet colors. 


Clear unnecessary items off your countertops and find homes in your updated cabinets! Opening up counter space will give your kitchen a new, clean feeling whether you’ve been in your house for two years or twenty. 

Tune-Up the Appliances 

Last but not least, if you have room left in your budget, maybe it’s time to update your appliances! Take stock of anything that isn’t working exactly as it should and send it packing. If you’ve always wanted stainless steel appliances or a gas stove instead of an electric stove, this is the perfect opportunity. All of the elements will come together and make you feel like you have a brand new kitchen and it all started with fabulous new cabinetry. 

Looking for help on your kitchen remodel? FloorQuest can help! We’ve got you covered for flooring, cabinetry, vanities, and more! Contact us today or visit any of our FloorQuest locations to get started.