These 3 kitchen upgrades can be done in a weekend and can make your kitchen look at function great.
Butcher Block Counter Tops
Many people are installing stone counter tops, granite or quartz being the most popular materials. But at cost of $3000 or more for a 10×10 kitchen it is a big budget item. It’s also not DIY friendly; stone counters need to be fabricated using special tools and techniques.
A great alternative that is rapidly becoming popular are butcher block counter tops. Butcher block tops start at around $400 for a 12 ft counter so a 10 x 10 kitchen could be done for under $1000. They look beautiful and are very functional: they stand up to water, heat and heavy use well.
Tile Back Splash
A great introduction to tiling and a great way to upgrade the look of your kitchen is to install a tile back splash. Even if you are intimidated by tile work there are peel and stick options that look great too. Back splash tile can be installed for as little a $125 but more expensive tiles might run $300 for a 10×10 kitchen.
New Faucet and Sink
Slightly more expensive but well worth the cost. If you haven’t changed you kitchen faucet in a while you might be very happy with an upgrade. A good stainless steel kitchen sink costs $300 or more and you can expect to pay a similar amount for a kitchen faucet.