How to Update Your Kitchen…Without Breaking the Bank

With the many different home renovation reality shows on today, it can be very easy to start dreaming about giving your kitchen a much-needed update. But then, alas, actual reality sets in and you remember Chip and Joanna Gaines aren’t knocking on your door (with an unlimited budget) to give you that renovation anytime soon. Fortunately, there are some easy and relatively inexpensive ways to give your kitchen the refresh it needs to make it feel like a brand-new space.

Get new handles and pulls: This simple swap-out is one of the easiest and quickest ways to give your kitchen an update. Brushed nickel handles can provide a sleeker, more modern look, while more colorful knobs can add a pop of color and cheer.

Paint the cabinets: New cabinets can be pricey but painting existing cabinets is a great way to refresh the look of a kitchen for a fraction of the cost. And a new coat of paint can help you decide what color scheme you might want for an eventual complete makeover.

Get a Rug: Putting down a rug in the kitchen does double-duty by making your workstation more comfortable on your feet and adding a splash of color. (Triple duty, if you count covering any ugly flooring!)

Replace smaller appliances: Consider replacing smaller appliances such as toaster ovens or coffee makers, especially if they reside on your countertop. Even small updates can make a big difference in how your kitchen looks.

Splurge on one big-ticket item: If you have the budget to replace one larger appliance, you’d be surprised what a big impact it can make on the look and feel of the kitchen. For example, replacing an older white-front dishwasher with one that has a stainless steel or smudge-proof finish can make the whole space feel newer and fresher. And that one appliance can be the starting point for an eventual full renovation. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day; your kitchen doesn’t have to either.

We here at Better Housekeeping Shop want to help make your kitchen a space you love to spend time in. Stop into our store anytime and take a look at the wide range of appliances we have in stock. Whether you’re ready to redo the whole kitchen or just looking to make a few changes, we’re guaranteed to have what you need and happy to provide guidance in your selection. 732.741.4310

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