This has been a popular design element for years and is showing no signs of changing anytime soon.
Paint it, stain it a darker color or clad it in beadboard.
This quick and easy change can make dated cabinets look new.
Tip: To ensure that new pulls and knobs match the existing holes, remove one of each type and take them with you when shopping. Current models offer detachable sprayers, hidden soap or lotion dispensers and touch-sensitive, knob-free operation.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn turned mismatched plates into this very clever kitchen decoration by simply applying vinyl letter decals.
Attach plate hangers and display in a grouping for budget-friendly artwork that packs a playful punch.
Faucets also come in a wide variety of finishes and styles, from formal Victorian to ultra modern, making it easy to coordinate the faucet with your home's decor.
Painting your existing cabinets is an inexpensive update that even a newbie DIYer can handle.
If your cupboards are a bit dated, in terms of style and or colour, why not consider just replacing the doors if the framework is still in good shape?
"I wanted this jolt of color to emphasize that the kitchen is the joyful heart of the house," says designer Christina Rottman.
To achieve it in this Montecito, California kitchen, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze.
If sewing isn't your thing, make a no-sew version by simply cutting the fabric to size, then creating a pocket for hanging. Add cottage charm and ample seating to your eat-in kitchen by bringing a weathered garden bench indoors.
Fill with pillows to create a cozy seat that will invite guests to linger over a home-cooked meal.