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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Hide Your Kitchen Appliances

For a less-cluttered, high-style look, use these ideas for covering large and small kitchen appliances. Let your personal style, not your refrigerator, make a statement.

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    • Paneled Refrigerator

      This paneled refrigerator has a furniture look that fits the sophisticated space.

    • Refrigerator Drawers

      The kitchen island holds two hidden refrigerator drawers: one that keeps fresh produce within easy reach of the cook, and another for children's snacks and drinks.

    • Pantry Doorway

      Separate refrigerator and freezer units flank the doorway to the butler's pantry.

    • Tucked-Away TV

      Make TV viewing from the dining area handy by placing the TV below the counter. Here, convenient fold-out cabinet doors hide the TV and other media equipment when they are not in use.

    • Disguised Refrigerator

      The refrigerator, disguised in cabinetry-matching panels, occupies the right side of a wall that also includes a single oven and an appliance garage.

    • Concealed Fridge and Freezer

      Separate refrigerator and freezer units are concealed by an armoirelike treatment.

    • Panel-Front Dishwasher

      This kitchen retains its vintage style by concealing a dishwasher behind clever paneling.

    • Covered Appliances

      A built-in refrigerator, wine cooler, and icemaker enhance this hardworking work triangle.

    • Under-Sink Appliances

      An icemaker, undercounter refrigerator, and dishwasher are hidden in cabinets below the marble apron-front sink.

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      Cherrywood Panels

      Handsome cherry panels conceal the refrigerator with the style of an old antique armoire.

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      Custom Casing

      Custom refrigerator drawer and door pulls reflect the armoire's Asian inspiration. The absence of hardware on all but the fridge ensures the appliance's custom casing as a focal point.

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      Old-Fashioned Fridge Style

      The refrigerator is a modern built-in model with freezer drawers on the bottom, but it's covered with cabinetry-matching wood panels to evoke the look of an old-fashioned icebox. Hefty door handles and hinges enhance the effect.

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      Clean-Lined TV Cabinet

      A cupboard door hiding the flat-screen TV is minimally detailed with recessed panels divided by a simple vertical line.

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      Appliance Garage

      This microwave oven is small enough to fit inside an appliance garage, saving space in a small kitchen.

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      Hidden Dishwasher Drawers

      Two dishwasher drawers nest inconspicuously behind two identical cabinet facades.

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      Perfectly Integrated Dishwasher

      For a fully integrated style, this dishwasher's controls are on the upper door rim.

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      Covered Refrigerator

      Wooden trim panels disguise the refrigerator so it is virtually indistinguishable from the kitchen cabinets.

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