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Spice Up and Spruce Up Your Kitchen

kitchen lightingWe all know the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where holiday and family meals are prepared. It’s where people congregate at a party or gathering. It’s where kids do homework. And, it’s where everyday life happens. If a total remodel is out of your reach, start with a little cosmetic work. You can bet it will go a long way. Pull up a stool and check out these easy ways to update and refresh the most important room in the house.

Swap out lighting.                     

Stylish new pendant lights can easily become the new focal point of the room. Hand-blown glass pendants are a beautiful, versatile choice, and they won't break the bank.

Add new hardware.

Classic or modern hardware is a worthwhile upgrade. Count the number of pulls and knobs in your kitchen so you can quickly determine if the hardware you have your eye on will fit your budget — with plenty of beautiful pieces available for $10 and under, there is no need to blow the budget.

Upgrade accessories.

kitchen cabinetsWith limited opportunities for decoration, it's important to make the most of the little things. Corral frequently used items on a woven tray, prop up a few wooden boards on your counter and display pantry items with pretty packaging.

Paint cabinets.

If your kitchen cabinets have a dated finish or you want a more personal touch than standard-issue white cabinets, think about adding color. Try pale sage green, duck egg blue or warm putty — all versatile choices that go with many different materials and finishes.

Mix it up.                    

Paint half the cabinets for a high-contrast look. A palette of black and white with wood and metal accents looks sleek and modern in the kitchen. Get the look by painting only the bottom cabinets and the base of your kitchen island black, leaving the upper cabinets white.

Work in rustic elements.

kitchen countertopsFarmhouse accents instantly add warmth and character to a bland kitchen. Replace the kitchen or pantry door with a sliding barn door, hang copper pots from a ceiling rack or bring in a timeworn antique wooden stool.

Give the floor a makeover.                    

If your floors are not in the best shape and you want to avoid professional refinishing, try adding a pretty but durable rug, or a fresh coat of paint. This can change the entire look and feel of the kitchen.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to giving your kitchen a quick and relatively inexpensive makeover!

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