Give instant visual interest to your kitchen by mixing and matching multiple materials and textures.
In this kitchen, cream-colored custom kitchen cabinets lighten the space and add contrast to the steel stove. To indulge the splurge on marble countertops, these homeowners saved elsewhere by keeping the original room layout and plumbing as is.
This kitchen gets additional warmth from cherry counters, an antique island, gingham-check wallpaper, and an apron sink.
A very affordable update is to replace your cabinet's hardware with one of today's popular options: vintage-look glass, burnished bronze, antiqued copper, pewter and shiny or matte nickel.
You could even put corbels under the breakfast bar for added dimension and inexpensive customization.
These kitchen cabinets are hopefully in worse shape than yours, but they're not that uncommon.
Painting your existing cabinets is an inexpensive update that even a newbie DIYer can handle.
If you like the style of your existing cabinets, they're still functioning well or new ones aren't in the budget right now, paint is your friend here.
Choose a color that complements the other elements in the room and get ready to go from "ow" to "wow!
A complete overhaul wasn't in the cards (new cabinets are pricey!
), so instead, she gave the cabinetry a fresh coat of paint.