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6 Affordable Ways to Freshen Up Your Kitchen

A little upgrade goes a long way

Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be a huge home improvement project. It can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint and adding a few modern touches. With the help of a basic toolset and some elbow grease, these low-cost additions will help make your space feel special again.  

1. Replace hardware  

With many shapes and colors available, replacing knobs and hardware can be a fun and easy way to add personality to a room. Swap these out with the help of a screwdriver or drill and cover any holes with wood putty, which can be found at home improvement stores.

2. Change the lights  

Swap out the bulb for one with a higher wattage or a warmer hue to create a different vibe. Choose cool or neutral-colored bulbs to help brighten the kitchen or better bring out the colors in your foods. While to create a cozy atmosphere, stick with warm or soft whites.  

3. Add a pop of color  

Painting your walls, cabinets, or even your table and chairs can brighten up a room. While it can be costly to hire someone or purchase new kitchen furniture, sprucing up current pieces can be done with a little elbow grease and a can-do attitude.    

4. Organize the cupboards  

If clutter has taken over, it might be time to pick up a few storage solutions. Bins, shelves, and dividers are all low-cost options that can help reduce the time wasted searching your home for products you already have. What a relief!   

5. Add an open shelf  

Mount a piece of wood and consider displaying your tucked away treasures. Show off your beloved cookbooks  or favorite mug collection. This not only displays a beautiful accent, but it also makes it easier to grab those items quickly right when you need them. 

6. Add accessories 

Dishes, prints, cookbooks, and other meaningful items can help brighten your kitchen. Also, decoration doesn’t just have to be aesthetic. Add a floor mat for easier cleaning or extra padding for when you’re cooking or washing dishes.  

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