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 Corner Solutions

Reduce wasted space in the corner of your kitchen with these innovative solutions.

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    • Corner Sink

      Tucked neatly in the corner, this sink offers a view of the great outdoors while washing dishes. A small cabinet behind the sink conveniently stores cleaning supplies.

    • Corner Pantry

      A sliding pocket door reveals a corner pantry unit, which houses groceries on lazy Susan-style shelves. This solution provides plenty of storage for the kitchen's dry goods.

    • Open Shelves

      Large vases, serving bowls, and platters are out of the way, yet elegantly displayed, on open shelves in the corner.

    • Corner Cooking

      Storing pots, pans, and utensils within reach of the gas cooktop makes this corner an efficient cooking area.

    • Glass-Front Cabinets

      Cabinetry doors with reeded glass panels visually open the corner of this kitchen. A corner sink aids efficiency in this cleaning and prep area.

    • Built-In Corner Hutch

      Built-in shelves next to an eating area store and display a collection of fine china.

    • Corner Window

      Placing a window on the slanted corner wall adds natural light to the small kitchen and provides a nice view when washing dishes.

    • Wine Storage

      A slim column of cubbies provides the perfect spot to store a few bottles of wine next to a small frosted-glass cabinet.

    • Corner Shelf

      Rows of open shelving above and below the counter offer abundant storage that is easily accessible.

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      Floor-to-Ceiling Storage

      This corner cabinetry unit is packed with storage. Above the counter, an appliance garage is topped with a slanted cabinet. Below the counter is a lazy Susan storage area.

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      Lazy Susan

      A lazy Susan storage unit allows you to maximize space that is usually wasted in the corner.

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      Entertainment Corner

      In addition to traditional corner cabinets, this kitchen boasts a small television. Here it is easily visible but doesn't get in the way.

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      Appliance Garage

      Tuck an appliance garage in the corner and eliminate clutter from the countertops. An open shelf above the appliance garage provides extra storage.

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      Corner Display

      A narrow shelf offers an ideal place to display decorative dishware. Below the cabinetry is an appliance garage that discreetly stores small appliances.

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      Corner Storage

      This magic corner storage unit has a shelf that pulls out and flips to the side to grant access to a second shelf that slides out from the very back of the corner. Like a lazy Susan, this storage solution allows you to make the most of corner space.

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      Bar Sink

      A small bar sink located in the corner creates a secondary prep area in the kitchen. It comes in handy when entertaining.

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