Kitchen updating

by  |  19-May-2017 00:01

Attach plate hangers and display in a grouping for budget-friendly artwork that packs a playful punch.

Knobs and pulls are kitchen jewelry that can dress cabinets up.

Note that cabinet hardware can get very fancy and expensive — costing $30 and up for a single ornate knob.

But you’ll get a huge bang for a few bucks by buying 10-packs of simple, contemporary hardware at big box stores for less than $20 (that’s $2 a knob! To save time and money, replace 1-hole hardware with 1-hole upgrades; 2-hole with 2-hole. Nothing updates old cabinets as quickly as fresh coat of paint.

Painting cabinets yourself is cost-effective — a few gallons of paint, sandpaper, cleaner — but the process is time-intensive.

If your kitchen is looking a bit tired, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look.

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