According to Scott, you can get a new laminate surface for a few hundred dollars. You might be surprised by the nicer laminate options (like this marble lookalike) that have surfaced since you last shopped for counters.
Cabinets arguably take up the most real estate in your kitchen.
Three-inch, primed composite crown molding with a dentil design costs as little as for 8 feet.
It’s easiest to add molding when you’re repainting cabinets; that way you’ll get a perfect match.
The countertop was black, so she picked a light gray for the uppers and lime green for the lower cabinets to brighten things up.
"Citrus-like colors — orange, yellow and green — look great in a kitchen," she says.3. "Replacing existing doors with glass-paneled ones looks like a major upgrade," Scott says.
But you’ll get a huge bang for a few bucks by buying 10-packs of simple, contemporary hardware at big box stores for less than (that’s a knob! To save time and money, replace 1-hole hardware with 1-hole upgrades; 2-hole with 2-hole. Nothing updates old cabinets as quickly as fresh coat of paint."You don't want something with too much fabric that could get ruined from splashing," says Scott.He suggests an option that fits within the window — like a roman shade that you can easily pull up while you're washing dishes."These things are like jewelry for your kitchen," Scott says."You can always move them around or put them away."7. New drapes can really spruce up a space, but think twice about the type of treatment you hang on the window above your sink.
"They look cute and they're durable; if you spill on them, you can just hose them off outside."9. "The beauty of it is that it's very limited in square footage," Scott says.