Either way, it's a high-impact update that will take your kitchen to a new level of sophistication. Although these drawers are shallow, they're a great spot for tucking away items you only occasionally need.
Make food storage stylish with trendy, numbered bins and natural baskets filled with similiar items.
Buffing, stippling, and scraping gave the cabinets a timeworn look. Designer David Kaihoi used purple on the walls of the dining area outside of the kitchen in his family's small New York apartment.
The velvet-covered banquette serves as plush seating at the dining table, draped in purple burlap from Elegant Fabrics.
"I wanted this jolt of color to emphasize that the kitchen is the joyful heart of the house," says designer Christina Rottman.
To achieve it in this Montecito, California kitchen, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze.
Fill one basket with dry goods for baking so you can easily round up brownie, cake or cookie ingredients in a snap.
Sometimes a wood floor's condition has gone past the point of simply sanding and restaining.
Paint it, stain it a darker color or clad it in beadboard.
Faucets also come in a wide variety of finishes and styles, from formal Victorian to ultra modern, making it easy to coordinate the faucet with your home's decor.
Painting your existing cabinets is an inexpensive update that even a newbie DIYer can handle.
Check with your local hardware store, most offer installation services.
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.