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Easy Kitchen Updates You Can Do Over A Weekend

There is no denying the important role kitchens play in every home. Every homeowner should take the time and effort to make their kitchen the true center of family life where everyone likes to gather. The article that follows includes several terrific ideas for easy kitchen updates than can all be undertaken in just a weekend's worth of time.

A quick and easy way to add visual interest to any kitchen is to install a tiled backsplash. Home improvement stores offer an incredible array of styles and colors, and many products come in sheet form that is easy to cut and put into place without a great deal of hassle. The pop of color and texture a backsplash can bring to any kitchen is something every homeowner should consider putting into their home.

Tip: Add flair and function to the entrance of your home. Try a bench to sit on to take shoes off, coat rack, a mirror, and perhaps a basket or tray for keys.

Adding new floor surfaces can be an easy way to update any kitchen and bring a new sense of design flair to the home. Many homeowners choose hardwood flooring to bring warmth to their kitchen space, while others prefer one of the many variations of kitchen tile available in all home improvement outlets. No matter what type of flooring is selected, this easy change can add value and beauty in a matter of just a few days.

Replacing dingy, torn or outdated window coverings with something new is a quick and simply way to bring a whole new look to your kitchen in just a day or two. Selecting new shades or drapes for your kitchen space is a surprisingly simple way to integrate a new theme, color scheme or design esthetic in no time at all and at relatively minimal expense.

Tip: Do not rush into a home improvement job. If you are painting rooms in your home, you should always cover the furniture before you begin painting.

Transforming old, ugly countertops without spending a great deal of time and money has never been easier. In fact, there has been a proliferation of do-it-yourself countertop painting kits brought to market that make the process amazingly simple. By taking a weekend and tackling your countertops, it is possible to change outdated, dingy laminate to something far more attractive that has the look of granite or quartz that is so popular.

One of the simplest and least expensive ways to quickly change the look of your kitchen is to replace old, dated cabinet hardware with modern drawer pulls and door handles. Hardware stores and home improvement retailers offer amazingly large selections that are sure to include styles to suit every taste.

Tip: Establish a payment program with your contractor that is based on how much work has been done, not the date on a calendar. This will give you the ability to fire the contractor if the work isn't at the quality you expected without leaving incomplete projects or the contractor requesting more money.

Painting kitchen cabinets is a weekend project that packs an incredible punch in terms of updating the entire space. By spending just a little time sanding and painting, it is possible to rid your kitchen of outdated oak cabinetry and gain a look that is fresh, modern and completely transformational.

You simply do not need to spend a fortune or deal with massive kitchen demolition in order to bring this most critical room up to date. By performing just a few easy projects, your kitchen can feel like new again, and you will not have to break the bank or your back to get it done.

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