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8 ways to refresh your kitchen without a major renovation

(BPT) - The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. From cooking and eating to spending time with your family, most kitchens are well lived in and loved. But when it comes time for an upgrade, the kitchen is also one of the most expensive rooms to remodel.

A full kitchen remodel can take months to complete, and the cost can add up quickly. The good news is there are plenty of budget-friendly fixes to help you rejuvenate your space without a total overhaul. Here are some top tips:

Choose customizable features

What if your kitchen sink could perfectly match your counter or backsplash? Customizable features like Kohler’s Tailor Customizable Farmhouse Sink allow you to choose your own material for the apron front to match your existing countertop or backsplash or choose one of Kohler’s designed inserts. Easily change up the look of your kitchen simply by switching out the material in the apron of your sink.

Update your cabinet hardware

One of the easiest ways to refresh your kitchen cabinets and drawers is to switch up the hardware. Warm up your space with brass finishes or opt for another on-trend finish and shape.

Add open shelving

Adding shelves is the perfect solution for a large blank wall. Once the shelves are installed, use them to display your glassware collection, beautiful china or colorful cookbooks. Shelves add storage and style to your kitchen.

Upgrade your fixtures

Bring out your inner chef by selecting fixtures like Kohler’s Semi-Professional Kitchen Sink Faucet, which features a pull-down sprayhead with functions for rinsing, cleaning and fast filling of pitchers. Simply upgrading your kitchen faucet takes your kitchen to the next level. New fixtures enhance the style of your space while you enjoy the latest innovative features like water temperature memory.

Splurge on a new appliance

If you’re really looking to spruce up your kitchen, choose your most outdated appliance and spring for a new one. A new stainless-steel refrigerator or sleek black cooktop might be all you need to revamp a dull space. If you’re on a tight budget, keep an eye out for sales throughout the year.

Paint the cabinets or walls

Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint. A new color always feels like a huge change; and with very little supplies needed, painting is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your kitchen space.

Buy fresh flowers

It may sound simple, but fresh flowers bring life and a pop of color into an otherwise dreary room. Make it part of your weekly routine to pick up fresh flowers to brighten your kitchen and your mood.

Play with lighting

Lighting plays a big role in how your kitchen feels. Warm lighting will make your kitchen appear brighter and more welcoming. You can easily shop around for new light fixtures and light switches at most home improvement stores and compare prices online to get the best deal.

You may have visions of your dream kitchen, but a full-fledged renovation isn’t always in the budget. Follow these tips to satisfy your urge to upgrade.

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