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Spice Up Your Kitchen: 5 Must-Know Kitchen Updating Ideas


Kitchen updates don’t have to blow out your savings account and test your patience. With our ideas to update your kitchen you can easily take it from 1 to 10 in a weekend (or less)!

Read on for our favorite 5 easy kitchen updating ideas that are budget-friendly.

1. Paint Something

Your woodwork, a wall, trim, the kitchen cabinets- paint something! A fresh, updated color in the kitchen can breathe new life into space and cost next to nothing when you do it yourself. This can be as small or as big of a project as you like. From a single day (painting a wall) to a weekend (painting the trim), or even a couple of weeks (painting your kitchen cabinets). Depending on your timeline and budget, choose one and go with it!

2. Updating Kitchen Cabinet Faces

Bringing fresh life to your kitchen cabinets doesn’t need to mean a complete rip and replace. You can opt to simply update your kitchen cabinet faces to a more modern style. Kitchens today favor shaker, recessed, and raised panel cabinet faces. We love the affordable options offered by RTA cabinets.

3. Swap Out Kitchen Hardware

One of the pros favorite ways to update and bring in a home-owners personality is through the kitchen cabinet hardware. It might seem minor, but changing out cabinet hardware can bring fresh life to older cabinets. So if updating cabinet faces doesn’t fall in your budget, try swapping out the hardware on your current ones.

4. Change Your Backsplash

Kitchen backsplashes are all the rage right now. Luckily, updating an old tile backsplash doesn’t mean you have to rip it out just to replace it. With today’s latest paint options and tiling techniques you can purchase tile paint to give it a fresh look and in some cases tile over your current backsplash. If tile isn’t your thing, consider using wallpaper. The latest options are subtle and fresh- we love this wallpaper giving the appearance of white subway tiles.

5. Add Under Cabinet Lights

Under-cabinet lights bring a sense of glamour and sophistication to any kitchen. Today’s technology also makes them easy to install and they are also relatively inexpensive.

Kitchen Updating Ideas Made Easy

When it comes to embarking on a kitchen renovation project, no matter how big or small, we recommend sticking to a few simple tips. This will help ensure your stress level is low and the end result is exactly how you envisioned.

  • Have a budget and stick to it
  • Don’t overextend yourself
  • Make it your own but within reason
  • Keep functionality in mind
  • Bring in one or two trends maximum

Love Your Kitchen

The kitchen should be a central place to entertain guests and spend time with your family. Luckily, there is no shortage of kitchen updating ideas on the Internet. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it’s something you love.

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