Kitchen Update Ideas

Kitchen Update Ideas

Popular In Kitchen Planning 16 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay Must-Have Kitchen Features 25 Tips to Get the Ultimate Kitchen Coffee Stations Worthy of a Barista’s Dreams Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Cozy Up the Work Space A colorful or patterned rug instantly gives your kitchen a boost of personality and comfort. Plus, a comfy rug adds warmth underfoot and a touch of homeyness to your hardworking kitchen space. Consider placing a rug in areas of the kitchen such as in front of the range, refrigerator, or sink, where you tend to do a lot of standing. Be sure to place a slip-prevention mat beneath the rug for safety. Get our FREE Kitchen Remodeling Guide here. 2 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Refreshing Change The quickest way to rev up your kitchen’s style quotient is to roll on a fresh coat of paint. With so many color choices available in wipe-clean paints, drab cabinets or walls can be banished in a weekend. A burst of cheery yellow cabinetry, tempered by a rich wooden island and floors and a white beaded-board ceiling, cozies up this room. 3 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Stylish Faucets Spruce up your kitchen sink with a new faucet. Often overlooked kitchen elements, faucets are truly valuable style-setters. Faucets come in a limited number of metals, so to start you’ll need to settle on a finish. After you’ve decided on a finish, search your favorite brands for models that suit your needs and your kitchen’s style. 4 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Step-by-Step Faucet Replacement See how to replace your facuet. Follow our easy step-by-step and give your sink an instant update! 5 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Gallery-Inspired Lift your kitchen’s appearance with cheery wall art. Although kitchens are often considered mere work spaces, giving your kitchen a boost of style will transform it into a cozy gathering space. Hang playful prints on walls, or place them on floating shelves and countertops to spruce up your space and give it a dose of character. 6 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Bright Ideas Updating your kitchen’s style might be as simple as looking overhead. Consider switching out an old light over an island for a more personalized look. With so many styles and finishes available, finding unique lighting to suit your kitchen’s style is easier than ever. For lighting that will hang above a work space such as an island, search for a model that balances style and function and provides adequate lighting for cooking tasks. 7 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Cabinet Hardware Update Give your cabinets a boost with fresh hardware. Take a trip to your local hardware store to scope out the styles, finishes, and shapes that best suit your kitchen’s style. To add some detailed variety — and a splash of fun — select assorted drawer and cabinet pulls in complementary finishes and colors. Find your Color Personality – take our quiz! 8 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Open Up To give your kitchen a major style update, forgo ordinary kitchen cabinets and incorporate open shelving. Open storage offers display space for pretty dishes and transforms even the most ordinary pieces into works of art. If totally exposed cabinetry sounds a bit daunting, consider replacing some of your cabinet fronts with frosted glass. The result will look modern and fresh while slightly obscuring the cabinet’s contents. Learn how to remove cabinets and install shelves. 9 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Window Dressing A kitchen with windows offers an opportunity to incorporate storage in unexpected ways. In this kitchen, a bank of sturdy shelves has been installed directly over the window trim and painted the same crisp white as the trim and surrounding cabinetry. The fixed shelving adds display space for decorative dishware and draws attention to the stunning bank of windows. 10 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Weathered and Worn No matter how dismal outdated cabinets might look, there’s usually nothing a bit of paint can’t fix. These once-blah cabinets have been given a new finish — a coat of cream-color paint and sanded spots that create an old-world feel. Black granite countertops emphasize the cabinetry’s aged surface and create a dramatic look. 11 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Styled in Tile A tiled backsplash adds waterproof character to the often-damp area behind the sink, where wallpaper or paint might become a problem. Tiling a backsplash is an easy do-it-yourself project, particularly with tiny tiles that eliminate the need for a tile saw. The tiles come preattached to sheets of mesh to ensure accurate spacing. 12 of 21 Facebook Pinterest On Display Save your favorite decorative dishware from a life of collecting dust by looking overhead. A row of small clear- or frosted-glass-front cabinets above concealed cabinetry is perfect for displaying little-used dishes such as pitchers and oversize serving bowls. To create a cohesive look, make sure all of the dishes are relatively the same color and scale. 13 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Newfound Storage Put a sliver of unused wall to work with a stack of shallow shelves that showcase festive dishware or extra stemware. These sturdy wooden floating shelves add natural texture that contrasts with the mirrored mosaic tile backsplash. Floating shelves feature invisible brackets to create a contemporary look. But if your style is more traditional, search for shelves with decorative brackets that match your kitchen cabinetry. 14 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Changing Identities Improve the functionality of your kitchen — without spending a lot — by transforming an old furniture piece into a work space. Any table or chest can be enlisted as an island stand-in, provided it can be adjusted to the right height. This narrow table, painted white and outfitted with a beveled-glass topper, now serves as a delightful dining area in this tiny kitchen. Kitchen Remodeling Guide – FREE! 15 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Hang It Up Professional chefs hang their cooking utensils within easy reach, so why shouldn’t you? But some professional-grade stainless-steel systems are expensive. Make a low-cost, high-impact copycat using a short metal rod outfitted with steel S hooks to hold spoons, ladles, and other cooking must-haves. 16 of 21 Facebook Pinterest An Arm’s Reach Away If you struggle with limited cabinet space, free up a significant amount by installing a pot rack. Easily construct a pot rack using a sturdy curtain rod, or strengthen a hollow rod by inserting a wooden dowel into it. Hang the rod above the range to keep pots and pans within reach while you cook. 17 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Supporting Roles Decorative brackets dress up open shelving, while molding edges prevent items from falling in this all-white kitchen. Home centers and online vendors sell a variety of detailed brackets in both wood and metal. 18 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Basket Storage Break up a wall of concealed cabinetry by removing the doors and adding pretty storage baskets. To create drawerlike convenience, purchase hardware that will accommodate slide-out baskets. Use the baskets to store items from shelf-stable vegetables to kitchen linens. 19 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Subtle Beauty Subtle beaded-board accents throughout a kitchen develop a warm, cottage-inspired look. Accents of beaded board incorporated into this bright coastal kitchen add texture to all-white cabinetry and the cool blue island. Beaded-board panels come in a variety of patterns that incorporate slightly different textures. 20 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Style Underfoot Save the expense of buying new floors by updating the ones you already have with paint. Add a couple coats of polyurethane when paint is dry to help preserve the finish. Remember that scratches can add to the character, particularly if you’re aiming for a country look. Get this free stencil pattern. 21 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow 16 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay 16 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay Just because it’s trending doesn’t mean it’s not timeless. These gorgeous kitchen trends — including minimal upper cabinetry, sparkling quartz counters, and one-of-a-kind ceiling treatments — are guaranteed to stand the test of time. Begin Slideshow » Related Must-Have Kitchen Features 25 Tips to Get the Ultimate Kitchen Coffee Stations Worthy of a Barista’s Dreams
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Kitchen Update Ideas

Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Cozy Up the Work Space A colorful or patterned rug instantly gives your kitchen a boost of personality and comfort. Plus, a comfy rug adds warmth underfoot and a touch of homeyness to your hardworking kitchen space. Consider placing a rug in areas of the kitchen such as in front of the range, refrigerator, or sink, where you tend to do a lot of standing. Be sure to place a slip-prevention mat beneath the rug for safety. Get our FREE Kitchen Remodeling Guide here. 2 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Refreshing Change The quickest way to rev up your kitchen’s style quotient is to roll on a fresh coat of paint. With so many color choices available in wipe-clean paints, drab cabinets or walls can be banished in a weekend. A burst of cheery yellow cabinetry, tempered by a rich wooden island and floors and a white beaded-board ceiling, cozies up this room. 3 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Stylish Faucets Spruce up your kitchen sink with a new faucet. Often overlooked kitchen elements, faucets are truly valuable style-setters. Faucets come in a limited number of metals, so to start you’ll need to settle on a finish. After you’ve decided on a finish, search your favorite brands for models that suit your needs and your kitchen’s style. 4 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Step-by-Step Faucet Replacement See how to replace your facuet. Follow our easy step-by-step and give your sink an instant update! 5 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Gallery-Inspired Lift your kitchen’s appearance with cheery wall art. Although kitchens are often considered mere work spaces, giving your kitchen a boost of style will transform it into a cozy gathering space. Hang playful prints on walls, or place them on floating shelves and countertops to spruce up your space and give it a dose of character. 6 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Bright Ideas Updating your kitchen’s style might be as simple as looking overhead. Consider switching out an old light over an island for a more personalized look. With so many styles and finishes available, finding unique lighting to suit your kitchen’s style is easier than ever. For lighting that will hang above a work space such as an island, search for a model that balances style and function and provides adequate lighting for cooking tasks. 7 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Cabinet Hardware Update Give your cabinets a boost with fresh hardware. Take a trip to your local hardware store to scope out the styles, finishes, and shapes that best suit your kitchen’s style. To add some detailed variety — and a splash of fun — select assorted drawer and cabinet pulls in complementary finishes and colors. Find your Color Personality – take our quiz! 8 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Open Up To give your kitchen a major style update, forgo ordinary kitchen cabinets and incorporate open shelving. Open storage offers display space for pretty dishes and transforms even the most ordinary pieces into works of art. If totally exposed cabinetry sounds a bit daunting, consider replacing some of your cabinet fronts with frosted glass. The result will look modern and fresh while slightly obscuring the cabinet’s contents. Learn how to remove cabinets and install shelves. 9 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Window Dressing A kitchen with windows offers an opportunity to incorporate storage in unexpected ways. In this kitchen, a bank of sturdy shelves has been installed directly over the window trim and painted the same crisp white as the trim and surrounding cabinetry. The fixed shelving adds display space for decorative dishware and draws attention to the stunning bank of windows. 10 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Weathered and Worn No matter how dismal outdated cabinets might look, there’s usually nothing a bit of paint can’t fix. These once-blah cabinets have been given a new finish — a coat of cream-color paint and sanded spots that create an old-world feel. Black granite countertops emphasize the cabinetry’s aged surface and create a dramatic look. 11 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Styled in Tile A tiled backsplash adds waterproof character to the often-damp area behind the sink, where wallpaper or paint might become a problem. Tiling a backsplash is an easy do-it-yourself project, particularly with tiny tiles that eliminate the need for a tile saw. The tiles come preattached to sheets of mesh to ensure accurate spacing. 12 of 21 Facebook Pinterest On Display Save your favorite decorative dishware from a life of collecting dust by looking overhead. A row of small clear- or frosted-glass-front cabinets above concealed cabinetry is perfect for displaying little-used dishes such as pitchers and oversize serving bowls. To create a cohesive look, make sure all of the dishes are relatively the same color and scale. 13 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Newfound Storage Put a sliver of unused wall to work with a stack of shallow shelves that showcase festive dishware or extra stemware. These sturdy wooden floating shelves add natural texture that contrasts with the mirrored mosaic tile backsplash. Floating shelves feature invisible brackets to create a contemporary look. But if your style is more traditional, search for shelves with decorative brackets that match your kitchen cabinetry. 14 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Changing Identities Improve the functionality of your kitchen — without spending a lot — by transforming an old furniture piece into a work space. Any table or chest can be enlisted as an island stand-in, provided it can be adjusted to the right height. This narrow table, painted white and outfitted with a beveled-glass topper, now serves as a delightful dining area in this tiny kitchen. Kitchen Remodeling Guide – FREE! 15 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Hang It Up Professional chefs hang their cooking utensils within easy reach, so why shouldn’t you? But some professional-grade stainless-steel systems are expensive. Make a low-cost, high-impact copycat using a short metal rod outfitted with steel S hooks to hold spoons, ladles, and other cooking must-haves. 16 of 21 Facebook Pinterest An Arm’s Reach Away If you struggle with limited cabinet space, free up a significant amount by installing a pot rack. Easily construct a pot rack using a sturdy curtain rod, or strengthen a hollow rod by inserting a wooden dowel into it. Hang the rod above the range to keep pots and pans within reach while you cook. 17 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Supporting Roles Decorative brackets dress up open shelving, while molding edges prevent items from falling in this all-white kitchen. Home centers and online vendors sell a variety of detailed brackets in both wood and metal. 18 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Basket Storage Break up a wall of concealed cabinetry by removing the doors and adding pretty storage baskets. To create drawerlike convenience, purchase hardware that will accommodate slide-out baskets. Use the baskets to store items from shelf-stable vegetables to kitchen linens. 19 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Subtle Beauty Subtle beaded-board accents throughout a kitchen develop a warm, cottage-inspired look. Accents of beaded board incorporated into this bright coastal kitchen add texture to all-white cabinetry and the cool blue island. Beaded-board panels come in a variety of patterns that incorporate slightly different textures. 20 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Style Underfoot Save the expense of buying new floors by updating the ones you already have with paint. Add a couple coats of polyurethane when paint is dry to help preserve the finish. Remember that scratches can add to the character, particularly if you’re aiming for a country look. Get this free stencil pattern. 21 of 21 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow 16 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay 16 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay Just because it’s trending doesn’t mean it’s not timeless. These gorgeous kitchen trends — including minimal upper cabinetry, sparkling quartz counters, and one-of-a-kind ceiling treatments — are guaranteed to stand the test of time. Begin Slideshow » Related Must-Have Kitchen Features 25 Tips to Get the Ultimate Kitchen Coffee Stations Worthy of a Barista’s Dreams

Kitchen Update Ideas

Kitchen Update Ideas
Kitchen Update Ideas
Kitchen Update Ideas
Kitchen Update Ideas
Kitchen Update Ideas