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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Adding a Second Kitchen Sink

Once used primarily in large spaces or in those with butler's pantries, two kitchen sinks may soon be considered a given even in modest-size spaces. To help you decide if you need a second sink, here are some ways they're often used.

Once used primarily in large spaces or in those with butler's pantries, two kitchen sinks may soon be considered a given even in modest-size spaces. To help you decide if you need a second sink, here are some ways they're often used.

In the bar area. You don't have to have a separate wet bar. Just reserve an area of your kitchen, preferably close to adjacent living or dining spaces, for a small sink suitable for preparing beverages and rinsing glassware.

To ease dual cooking. Even if two cooks in your house have separate duties, they no doubt often need the sink at the same time. Two sinks -- even placed in the same run of cabinetry -- keep meal prep flowing smoothly.

As a cleanup center. Take dirty dishes to one sink so the mess is out of the way, then use the other sink for preparing dessert and coffee or tea. This plan works especially well if the cleanup sink and dishwasher are located in a perimeter cabinet, leaving the island free for after-dinner conversation.

To take advantage of a view. If the main work sink can't be placed under a window, installing a smaller, secondary sink in that spot can be a good way to occasionally enjoy the outdoor scenery.

For washing large cookware. For people who want both the flexibility of a double basin and the size of a single basin, one of each may be the answer. Vegetables can be cleaned and pasta drained in one; oversize pots and pans are easier to wash in the other.

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