Home Makeover

Treat Yourself to a Tune Up

A guide to the most functional and trending moves to make the kitchen the most desirable room in your home! Trusted design expert, AJ Taylor, walks us through his best ideas!

Looking to increase your kitchen’s functionality?

  • Get rollout drawers in cabinets 

  • Increase the depth of your wall cabinets from the standard 12” to 15”

  • Invest in drawer organizers such as spice racks or cutlery drawers

  • Leverage storage above the refrigerator

  • Extend cabinets to the ceiling

  • Consider turning a closet into a pantry space

  • Use the latest accessories in hidden corner cabinets, like the blind corner lazy susan

  • Install under cabinet lighting

Wondering what small moves you can make to tune-up your kitchen?

  • Restore your wood finish doors

  • Paint your cabinets

  • Add a cabinet in an available space or above the wall cabinets, extending to the ceiling

  • Lift your appliances to remove things from the countertops and create more space and cleanliness

  • Purchase new countertops

  • Add new hardware

Interested in the latest trends?

  • Try a waterfall backsplash – this is where the countertop and backsplash are the same material

  • Get some pops of color – let your island be a different color than the cabinets, or the base cabinets a different color than the wall cabinets

  • Experiment with wood finishes – people are generally moving away from real wood, but want to maintain the real wood appearance using Thermafoil doors which are easier to clean and maintain

  • Raise the end panels on islands or cabinets or dishwashers where they are most visible to the eye. This gives the appearance of a door on the end of the island, making it stand out. 

  • Move your microwave inside the island, saving counter space and allowing for younger children to access the microwave without having to stand on a stool

  • Try a quartz countertop

Wondering how Kitchen Tune Up can help you transform your kitchen?

AJ and his wife Judy can help you design the space of your dreams! New doors, new drawers, knocked-down walls, major appliance upgrades, and the colors you love. A total makeover, in more ways than one: 

“A lot of people think what we do is remodel.  I like to think of it as transformation.  We have experienced not only transforming kitchens, but transforming lives.  It is an amazing journey to see how a kitchen can transform a family’s life and how they gather and spend more time together.” AJ


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