Sunday, July 22, 2007

Quick, Affordable Ways to Update Your Kitchen


Here are some inexpensive ways to give your kitchen a quick update:


  • Replace the flooring. Install laminate floor over old linoleum, vinyl, or chipped tile. It costs just $1 to $5 a square foot and looks like wood, stone, or tile.

  • Replace the lighting. A new ceiling fixture costs less than $100 and will brighten up the place. Adding some under-the-cabinet lights will illuminate work surfaces.

  • Give the cabinets a new life. A coat of paint and new knobs is the cheapest way to go. If you’re able to spend $4,000 to $6,000 on the project, hire a refacing company to replace the doors and drawer-fronts.

  • Refinish the appliances. For a few hundred dollars, an appliance refinisher will re-enamel your stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher door in the color of your choice, including a stainless steel look-alike.

  • Update the backsplash. Replace the space between your cabinets and the countertop with fashionable stone or inexpensive wallpaper.

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