1. Update hardware!
New hardware can really update the look of cabinets and furniture. Replace cabinet and drawer pulls for a new look that will instantly update the look of your kitchen.
2. Paint a lighter color!
A lighter color on cabinets and on the walls will brighten the space making the room look larger (and therefore, more expensive). Using a light color on the cabinets will reflect light and hide flaws such as scratches, dings and dents in your current cabinets.
3. Replace cabinet doors!
Don’t feel like painting the cabinets? Replace old cabinet doors with new ones or sand and refinish your current cabinet doors for a new, sleek look. Try using glass or high-gloss cabinet doors to add instant glam.
4. Change lighting!
Chandeliers and pendant lighting are the perfect way to change the mood of your kitchen and instantly brighten the space. Change things up in the most used room in your house.
5. Use artwork!
Artwork is a great way to give an illusion of bigger space. Don’t be afraid to go big and bold in the kitchen. Artwork is also a great option for renters who don’t have the option to change everything that they would like to.
6. Paint your appliances stainless steel!
It’s not a problem if you don’t currently have stainless steel appliances. Use a paint-on stainless steel finish to give your appliances an instant update. Do your research first, companies make different types of liquid stainless steel depending on the appliance and it’s use.
7. Window treatments!
Dress up your bare windows to instantly add color to your kitchen. Consider pretty ties or clips to pull back curtains and let light in.
8. Style your breakfast nook!
Add fresh flowers, a nice centerpiece or some decorative throw pillows to give your breakfast nook a new style.
9. Replace an old bowl or other decorative elements!
Changing out your fruit bowl for a new bowl or tray will be a subtle change that makes a big difference.
10. Hide small appliances – a FREE trick!
Nothing makes a space looks smaller than clutter. Keep your counters and tables free of the clutter made by small appliances such as toasters, toaster ovens, blenders, etc. They are easy enough to take out when you want to use them and hide when you’re done.