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February, 2013

8 Budget Savvy Kitchen Updates, in Time for Spring

Does spring fever have you feeling the urge to spruce up your home? Kitchen renovations often come with a hefty price tag. Learn how to decorate for the season with these affordable ways to update your kitchen for spring.


Shelving that opens up possibilities

Open shelving gives your kitchen an inviting and airier feeling. Plus, it's a sure way to make your kitchen feel larger and visually lighten it up. An everyday advantage is that you can see everything at a glance, showing off your matching dishware and kitchen utensils! Guests too can grab what they need easily or put things back without searching through every cabinet.


2. Start with a clean slate

Slate lends an upbeat charm with a pinch of subtle drama to your kitchen counter. High on class with surface qualities that are easy to maintain, slate's advantages are similar to granite at a much lower price. Shades of brown, green, blue, and gray are often used for kitchen counters.


3. A workspace dedicated to you

Create a station for what you love — baking, crafts, jigsaw puzzle solving…you name it. Not only can it add a personal charm to your kitchen, it serves as a constant reminder to enjoy yourself.


4. Lighting that eases your way

In the kitchen, task lighting is a must. It helps you get the job done and adds an extra layer of interest to your lighting plan. Suspend stylish kitchen pendant lighting above an island or add under-cabinet lighting to illuminate countertops. Wherever there's food to be prepped or quick clean-ups to make, task lighting comes in handy.


5. Add a splash with peel and stick

Simple to install and a fraction of the cost of conventional ceramic tiles, most brands of peel and stick backsplash tiles are waterproof, heat resistant, humidity resistant and easy to clean. And they're pliable enough to be hand cut into any shape desirable - great for imperfect corners.



What's hot? How about a 90-degree faucet?

A show-off centerpiece in any kitchen or bath sink, stylish 90-degree faucets from Moen offer an ultra-contemporary look, bringing a clean, minimalist aesthetic to your home. Styles are also available for the bathtub and shower.


7. Create your fantasy island

Easy enough for even a novice do-it-yourselfer to complete in a weekend, painting your kitchen island will help your entire room to look fresh and upgraded. Don't currently have an island? An inexpensive option is to repurpose an old desk, with drawers perfect for storing utensils.


8. It's hip to be a square.

Laying down removable carpet squares directly over old tile saves you the job of tearing up your old flooring, and they can make any space feel chic and family-friendly. Mix and match carpet tile patterns and colors to create a one-of-a-kind carpet or area rug. Stains can be easily taken care of by replacing a single tile.

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