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Cook Up a New Kitchen without Breaking the Bank

Sometimes you just need a little change.

Whether your kitchen is dated, worn, or just needs a touch of your personal style, a makeover can be an intimidating prospect. But the good news is, you can give it a facelift without having to take out a second mortgage.

Update your flooring

With options to suit any budget updating your flooring can be a cost-effective way to revamp your space.

Consider replacing your old flooring with an inexpensive but durable material such as plastic laminate, vinyl, or ceramic tile. All of these materials are cheaper than wood and come in a range of colors and patterns.

kitchen wood floors

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Dress it up with new hardware

A small change can make a big difference, especially when it comes to the faucets, drawer handles, and other hardware in your kitchen.

Faucets come in a range of styles, so you can go for a vintage look or something ultra-modern. And changing your old, wooden cupboard and drawer handles to metal or something colorful can add spark to an otherwise drab space.

Switch out your countertops

Countertops, like flooring, come in a range of materials that come with a variety of different price tags. Granite, of course, is a budget buster, but there are several other options that can give you a beautiful look without the huge cost.

You can cover your counter with ceramic tile, extending the tile up to the backsplash for a beautiful, contemporary look. Or, if you’re willing to shell out the cash, you can opt for all-new counters made from laminate, which is cheaper than granite but still offers many beautiful color choices.

kitchen counter cabinets

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For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home.

While a full kitchen makeover can put a serious crimp in the family finances, you can give your favorite room an eye-popping new looks with just a few simple changes.

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