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Small Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades That Make a Big Difference


When it comes to remodeling, you want to focus on areas of the home that will give you the greatest personal and financial return. For this reason, focusing on the bathroom and kitchen areas is ideal when making small upgrades.

If you don't know where to start on your kitchen and bathroom remodeling project, use this guide to assist you. These small upgrades make a huge difference without causing you to do a complete redesign overhaul in these popular home spaces.


There are many ways you can subtly improve your kitchen for greater functionality and appeal. Consider the following upgrades for a new and improved cooking area.

Porcelain Tile Flooring 

Porcelain tile is easy to clean, non-porous, and timelessly classic in its appeal. Porcelain comes in a glazed finish for a shiny look, or in its rougher state for greater traction and a more rustic charm. Porcelain is so durable it can even be used outdoors, making this material ideal for flooring your busy kitchen.

Ceramic tile is another option for kitchen tiling, but the material is not as durable as porcelain. Ask your remodeling contractor about the cost and application differences between porcelain and ceramic tile are to aide in your flooring choice.

Glass Cabinets 

Glass-faced cabinets are a beautiful replacement for your classic wooden cabinetry. Since the glass fronts allow you to see what you're storing inside your shelves, organization in your kitchen space becomes easier. If you have a smaller kitchen, glass-faced cabinets make your space appear larger.

Add cabinet lighting to your glass cabinetry to give your kitchen even more modern appeal. Lights can be installed underneath cabinets to brighten countertops or are easily installed inside cabinets themselves to highlight the items within.


An outdated or cramped bathroom makes this intimate space less inviting. Try these small upgrades to modernize your private space.

Mirrored Cabinets 

Mirrored cabinets placed above your toilet or as part of your vanity gives your bathroom a streamlined allure. The mirrors can be used to perform daily hygiene rituals while accentuating your bathroom space at once.

Tub Tiling

Tiling around your bathtub and shower gives your dated bathroom a pop of color while protecting your bathing area against water damage. Consider classic porcelain or ceramic tile, or upgrade to a natural stone tile to give your bathroom charm.

To make your bathroom appear more organized and modern, ask your remodeling contractor to replace your bathroom's current floor trim with the same tile you use for your bathtub enclosure. Properly grouted and sealed, this simple upgrade will withstand moisture damage and give your bathroom a flowing appeal that draws the eye pleasantly.

Laminate Flooring 

Moisture is a concern when it comes to bathroom flooring. Laminate is durable and a wiser choice than hardwood or other flooring choices for the bathroom. Laminate has the added bonus of being available in a wide variety of patterns and textures, so if you want to mimic natural stone, tile, ceramic, or even hardwood floors, you can find a laminated option to choose from.

Laminate works well in a high-traffic bathroom, such as a main guest bathroom or children's bathroom. Your remodeling contractor will show you several varieties of laminate to select from based on your bathroom's current design and your remodeling preference.

You don't have to completely overhaul your bathroom or kitchen to make an impact in these areas. You remodeling contractor will quickly update cabinets, floors, and other kitchen and bathroom essentials to make these areas more modern and inviting. For a free consultation to discuss your remodeling needs, call us at Carolina Quality Flooring & Cabinets today. We will work with your budget to transform your home beautifully.