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September, 2011

Stylish Kitchen Trends that Won't Bust Your Budget

Following a budget doesn't mean sacrificing style. Check out these kitchen trends that are both affordable and transformative.

  • Reinvent Your Kitchen Seating

    Are the wooden stools in your kitchen a bore? Liven up the seats with a twist! By coiling durable rock climbing rope around the seat of the stool, you will give your bar stools a stain-resistant and lasting makeover. Don't forget about your dining room chairs too! A fresh coat of bright paint will provide an instant transformation.
  • Green Space in Your Kitchen

    Save the corner of your kitchen and the world at the same time. Create a recycling center to avoid the clutter you experience in your kitchen, while waiting for your weekly recyclables to be whisked away. You will save space while encouraging the recycling efforts in your household!
  • The Dark Side of Cabinets

    Dark cabinet finishes are back. The rich tones give the kitchen an elegant feel and, in open designs, let the kitchen blend nicely with adjoining rooms. Watch for this trend to gather steam as more homeowners incorporate the feel of their living rooms into their kitchens.
  • Rack Them Up

    You don't need a wine refrigerator to keep vino in your kitchen. Though it's not temperature-controlled, wine rack storage is more stylish than an under-the-counter cooler. If you're the DIY type, you can create one-of-a-kind wine storage on your kitchen countertop with colorful duct tape, felt and a recycled cardboard mailing tube.
  • Stone Countertops On a Roll

    A recent survey found engineered stone is the trendiest surface for kitchen countertops. They have the look and feel of real stone, but they're non-porous and easier to maintain. Essentially pulverized stone held together with a resin, they're available in a wide variety of colors and surfaces.
  • Pulldown Kitchen Faucets

    Pulldown faucets are quickly becoming the fastest growing kitchen faucet category. These state-of-the-art kitchen gadgets let you fill pots and pans faster, clean your sink with ease and thoroughly wash veggies. Make your life easier and add a Moen pulldown faucet to your kitchen today!
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