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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Painting Countertops Q&A

Q: I am painting the walls in my bathroom. I would also like to paint my countertop and sink. Do you have any suggestions?

A: If you have tile bathroom countertops, I do not recommend using regular wall paint. Industrial-quality epoxy resin paint is the best product to use over tile. Ask a local paint dealer for a recommendation for the type of tile you want to paint. The dealer should also give you information on how to prep the tile before applying the paint. You probably will need to clean the surface thoroughly with a strong detergent and either apply an acid etch or sand the tile so the paint will adhere well. Some companies will come into your home and paint your tile using a special process. No matter what, the current tile needs to be in good condition for the final result to look great.

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