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Updated Kitchen Ideas

Don’t Desert Your Island If you love your kitchen cabinets, but want to add some interest to the space for very little money and time, consider changing the color of your island. This has been a popular design element for years and is showing no signs of changing anytime soon. Paint it, stain it a darker color or clad it in beadboard. You could even put corbels under the breakfast bar for added dimension and inexpensive customization. Are You Both Worn Out? These kitchen cabinets are hopefully in worse shape than yours, but they’re not that uncommon. If you like the style of your existing cabinets, they’re still functioning well or new ones aren’t in the budget right now, paint is your friend here. Choose a color that complements the other elements in the room and get ready to go from “ow” to “wow!” Check out the next picture to see just how amazing this low-cost solution can look. Acquaint Yourself With Paint A fresh kitchen is just a few days’ elbow grease away. Prep work and light, even coats are the keys to a successful paint job. Take the time to sand the surfaces until smooth, caulk as needed and try using pieces of a brown paper bag to “sand” between coats. It smooths and knocks down the high spots without dulling/removing as much paint as sandpaper so you don’t have to be quite so careful. Ready For a Change This kitchen could be Anywhere, USA, and might remind you of yours. Let’s say you have a bigger budget and it’s time for some changes, but new cabinets aren’t one of them. Repurposing them by changing their color and focusing on other areas that’ll give you a big bang for your buck is a smart way to go. Look to the following picture for inspiration. More Bang For the Buck This kitchen’s renewed darker cabinets, new backsplash and stainless steel appliances all combine to make it into a welcoming space with minimal hassle and mess. Keeping the same layout, cabinets and flooring made it possible to put the dollars into the higher-end appliances people expect these days and to add texture with the tile backsplash — all ideas you can consider if your kitchen’s not to your taste. Not-So-Bright White This kitchen’s beige/whitewashed cabinet color makes the white countertops and walls look dull. That isn’t what anyone wants in a space that should be clean and fresh for cooking and eating. If you’re ready for a change and crave color, check out the next picture to see how adding a new hue to just the cabinets transformed this kitchen. For Those Who Crave Color New molding along the top of the stock cabinets and N-HANCE® wood renewal in blue make the entire kitchen look unique, bright and white, even though the countertops and walls didn’t change. When you’re ready to update your kitchen cabinets, consider all your color options and don’t be afraid to make a bold statement.
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Updated Kitchen Ideas

Go Industrial Swap traditional pendants for commercial-grade fixtures for a look that’s au courant. Contrasted with classic Italian marble and traditional cabinetry, industrial lighting makes a trendy statement. Design by HGTV fan Rethink Design. Display Your Collection Selectively remove cabinet doors to create a display showcasing favorite dishware. Group similar items, colors or shapes together for a purposeful look. Design by HGTV fan whimimages. Don’t Forget the Ceiling This high-end kitchen has all the bells and whistles including a traditional coffered ceiling. Depending on your carpentry skills, this is either a do-it-yourself or hire-a-pro upgrade. Either way, it’s a high-impact update that will take your kitchen to a new level of sophistication. Design by HGTV fan stiles. Maximize Storage Most kitchens suffer from a lack of storage space. HGTV fan veron makes every inch count with drawers concealed within the toekick of each cabinet base. Although these drawers are shallow, they’re a great spot for tucking away items you only occasionally need. Give Cabinets a Cheery Update Give dated cabinets a sunny new outlook with a fresh coat of paint. Choose a bold color for a kitchen that really cooks. Design by HGTV fan wiceRememberedCottage. Perfect the Pantry Make food storage stylish with trendy, numbered bins and natural baskets filled with similiar items. Fill one basket with dry goods for baking so you can easily round up brownie, cake or cookie ingredients in a snap. From: Rethink Design Studio Paint Worn Floors Sometimes a wood floor’s condition has gone past the point of simply sanding and restaining. A fresh coat of oil-based porch or deck paint is durable enough for everyday wear and tear and will add cozy cottage style. Design by HGTV fan susanbf. Opt for Oversized Lighting Modern, sleek cabinetry stained a rich espresso is complemented by the equally Modern styling of HGTV fan iluvninong’s massive drum pendant. The look is young, hip and totally pulled-together. Let the Outdoors In By replacing a solid exterior door with a single French door, HGTV fan KeithC made the space feel larger and added natural light. Swapping out a door is a moderately difficult project for the average DIYer. Check with your local hardware store, most offer installation services. Add Dual-Purpose Accessories The chandelier in HGTV fan mysweetsavannah’s kitchen also functions as a handy potrack and a place to show off her pristine copper cookware. Create a Custom Breakfast Nook This kitchen corner is given new purpose with a custom-built banquette. HGTV fan KeithC constructed the seating area with hinged lids to provide storage for entertaining essentials and seldom-used kitchen gadgets. Belly Up to the Bar Add barstools to an island to create a casual spot for savoring a quick bite. Design by HGTV fan mysweetsavannah. Add Vintage Appeal Replace solid cabinet doors with glass-fronts for a less-expensive-than-you-may-think upgrade that lends a timeless look. Design by HGTV fan frommotowa. Freshen up With an Arrangement Fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit go a long way toward brightening up a kitchen. This inexpensive fix only takes a few minutes and makes any day feel like a special occasion. Design by HGTV fan mysweetsavannah. Store Vino Within Reach A wine chiller is a must have for a true wine lover. This model combines energy-efficiency with maximum storage capacity and provides easy access to your favorite vintage.
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Updated Kitchen Ideas

This kitchen’s renewed darker cabinets, new backsplash and stainless steel appliances all combine to make it into a welcoming space with minimal hassle and mess. Keeping the same layout, cabinets and flooring made it possible to put the dollars into the higher-end appliances people expect these days and to add texture with the tile backsplash — all ideas you can consider if your kitchen’s not to your taste.
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Updated Kitchen Ideas

PreviousYour Favorite Rooms of the Week view gallery 55 Photos Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We’ve rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more. More view gallery
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Updated Kitchen Ideas

New molding along the top of the stock cabinets and N-HANCE® wood renewal in blue make the entire kitchen look unique, bright and white, even though the countertops and walls didn’t change. When you’re ready to update your kitchen cabinets, consider all your color options and don’t be afraid to make a bold statement.
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Updated Kitchen Ideas

This high-end kitchen has all the bells and whistles including a traditional coffered ceiling. Depending on your carpentry skills, this is either a do-it-yourself or hire-a-pro upgrade. Either way, it’s a high-impact update that will take your kitchen to a new level of sophistication. Design by HGTV fan stiles.
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Updated Kitchen Ideas

“I wanted this jolt of color to emphasize that the kitchen is the joyful heart of the house,” says designer Christina Rottman. To achieve it in this Montecito, California kitchen, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze. Buffing, stippling, and scraping gave the cabinets a timeworn look. Countertops are limestone.
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Updated Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen designer Mick de Giulio created a homey kitchen with a retro feel in this Chicago home using yellow paint on the walls. The walnut floor, hand-scraped to give it even more character, changes to a chevron pattern in the adjoining breakfast room. The yellow paint, Benjamin Moore’s HC10, unifies both rooms.
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In a New York City kitchen designed by Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea, the Burgundy La Cornue Chateau 150 range is the kitchen’s focal point and showstopper. “Everything else recedes into the background,” Maloney says. “I mean look at that stove doing its thing—you don’t need any more statements.”
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Color: Blue”I wanted this jolt of color to emphasize that the kitchen is the joyful heart of the house,” says designer Christina Rottman. To achieve it in this Montecito, California kitchen, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze. Buffing, stippling, and scraping gave the cabinets a timeworn look. Countertops are limestone. Mikkel Vang
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“I wanted this jolt of color to emphasize that the kitchen is the joyful heart of the house,” says designer Christina Rottman. To achieve it in this Montecito, California kitchen, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze. Buffing, stippling, and scraping gave the cabinets a timeworn look. Countertops are limestone. Mikkel Vang

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