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 Planning

Do you like the idea of a functional, attractive kitchen but feel daunted by the actual process of making your dream a reality? Put your worries to rest with a good kitchen plan. A tried-and-true way to pull off successful kitchen planning is to work with a kitchen designer. Designers are not only savvy about products, layouts, and trends, but their experience is invaluable in guiding you through what works and what doesn't. They understand the relationship between various elements in the kitchen, and they can save you money by suggesting similar products in a variety of price points. For the more adventurous, all it takes is educating yourself about smart kitchen design, a task easily accomplished by viewing the kitchens featured here. Hone in on your favorite styles, study layouts to determine what would work best for your kitchen, consider the special needs of the cooks in your family, and think about how you can incorporate your own touches. And don't forget to ask friends what they like and dislike about their own kitchens—it's easier to see the principles of good kitchen planning in practice in rooms you have actually walked through. After all, kitchen planning is much more than making your kitchen look good—it's also about creating an inviting workplace that celebrates your individual personality and style.

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