Easy Kitchen Updates

The kitchen may be the hardest-working room in the house, so it runs the risk of looking overworked. Give your kitchen fresh appeal with these quick and easy updates, including solutions for your windows, floor, pantry, and more!

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Freestanding Pantry Ideas

Short on storage and space? No worries. These stylish go-anywhere pantry designs house everything from baking pans and cooking staples to party supplies -- exactly where you need them most. As a bonus, many of these units are transportable so they can travel with you when you move.

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One-of-a-Kind Backsplashes

In a hardworking kitchen, a backsplash is an ideal opportunity to add a little personality. See how pretty materials and unique installations can bring a fresh face to your kitchen.

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Drab to Fab Makeover

See how a basic kitchen received a fresh face on an affordable remodeling budget.

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Guide to Cabinetry

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

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Countertop Ideas

Countertops are big part of your kitchen. Consider these up-and-coming materials to make a statement in your space.

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Subway Tile Backsplashes

When it comes to a classic backsplash, nothing beats the traditional subway tile. Subway tiles make cleaning up kitchen messes a quick and easy task, plus the variety to choose from seems almost infinite. One thing is for sure, subway tile will never go out of style.

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Kitchen Appliance Ideas

When designing a beautiful kitchen, you must integrate appliances into the decor. Find ideas to incorporate various appliances in your kitchen to create the look you've always dreamed of.


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    • Island Warming Drawer

      This island includes a warming drawer that keeps food at the ideal serving temperature. Placing the warming drawer in the middle of the island allows for easy access.

    • Easy Cleanup with Double Dishwashers

      Wash small loads, large loads, or double loads of dishes with ease. Placing the dishwashers next to the sink makes it simple to rinse off dishes before putting them into the wash. The window above the sink and dishwashers provides a beautiful view during cleanup.

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    • Stainless-Steel Kitchen Appliances

      Stainless-steel appliances, including a warming drawer, add contemporary style to this kitchen's classic charm. Keeping cooking appliances in close proximity makes it easy to move around the kitchen while preparing a meal. The warming drawer to the left of the cooktop is a perfect resting spot for dishes hot off the stove.

    • Hidden Kitchen Appliances

      You wouldn't know it, but the refrigerator, microwave, and warming drawer are next to this kitchen's walk-in pantry. The appliances blend in beautifully with a white finish that matches the cabinetry. The camouflage makes the appliances both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

    • Range with Colorful Accents

      The stainless-steel appliances, including a warming drawer and stove, look beautiful in this black-and-white kitchen. The red accents add a touch of flair, and the brightly colored knobs on the range bring continuity to the room.

    • Island with Sunken Cooktop

      This cooktop sits a few inches lower than the rest of the island top, making the cook more comfortable and shielding seated guests from messes. The storage space below the cooktop makes pots and pans easily accessible, while the smooth top adds a glossy finish.

    • Mantel-Style Range Hood

      Subway tile and a mantel-style hood age the range, one of the few modern-looking features in this kitchen. The vintage-style vent hood meshes perfectly with the cabinetry, bringing the kitchen together. The stainless-steel range adds a contemporary twist while retaining the kitchen's elegant style.

    • How to Clean Stainless Steel

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      Pro-Style Range for the Chef

      For those who enjoy being in the kitchen and preparing meals, a professional-style range may be the perfect feature. With ample stovetop and oven space, this range works beautifully when hosting a dinner party or making cupcakes for a bake sale. Stainless steel adds style to the kitchen and is easy to clean.

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      Architectural Detailing Around Range

      A beautifully crafted old-world hood crowns this modern range. The stainless steel below adds a contemporary amenity to the traditional feel of the kitchen.

    • How to Clean a Stove Top
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      How to Clean a Cooktop

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      Budget-Friendly Kitchen Appliances

      A little searching can produce beautiful appliances that won't break the bank. Here, a great-looking stainless-steel range and refrigerator bought at a discount store work beautifully in a high-style kitchen. Generous storage space around the fridge keeps all the food in one corner.

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      Dishwasher Drawers

      Dishwasher drawers add convenience and style in the kitchen. Flanking both sides of the sink, drawers make cleanup quick and easy. They also add symmetry to the room while retaining their practical quality.

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      Multiple Appliances for Entertaining

      Those who entertain regularly might consider splurging on appliances. In this kitchen, two dishwasher drawers handle everyday cleanup. Another dishwasher, located in the island, is perfect for dinner parties. A six-burner cooktop is ideal when preparing a large meal for guests, while a TV provides entertainment.

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      Kitchen Range Hood Ideas: Stylish Ventilation Hoods

      Find ideas for a great-looking range hood that complements your kitchen style.
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