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Affordable Kitchen Makeovers

Aug 17, 2007
If you are tired of your kitchen look, there are affordable ways to give your kitchen a new look or makeover. You can add a new coat of paint, or retile the floors. If you are looking for a more practical change which includes increasing your storage room, or changing you kitchen function, here are some affordable options.

Adding a Kitchen Island

Adding kitchen islands creates more counter space and more storage space. Before you add kitchen islands into a kitchen, ensure that you have enough room in the kitchen. There are many different styles available in the marketplace today. There is stainless steel, which adds an industrial touch to your kitchen by mixing old and new styles. You can install kitchen islands to blend the two styles. You can also revamp existing kitchen islands by changing color and/or finish to suit the new look of your kitchen. Revamping your counter tops to match both your cabinet counter tops and kitchen islands top is also an option to consider.

The new kitchen island scan is vamped up for new function by adding drawers, a sink or stovetops. A new design in the kitchen adds stoves to islands. By installing a downdraft hood eliminates a hood that blocks your view. Add new furniture like a new buffet.

Kitchen islands have many functions. In modern kitchens, they have become a necessity. They can be used for their extra counter top room for food preparation. They can also be used to utilize some of your appliances if they are installed with outlets. An additional sink can be added to kitchen islands for rinsing vegetables next to your new prep area. If you install one at the correct height, kitchen islands can be used for casual dining as well. Kitchen islands come in many different styles that can fit any of your kitchen décor. They can be contemporary, country style or traditional. To further add to their diversity, kitchen islands can be built in or on rollers.

Adding Kitchen Furniture

If your kitchen has a sunny corner, how about a breakfast nook? This can be as simple and affordable as finding kitchen furniture that suits your needs. A small cheery piece of furniture like a colorful laminate kitchen table can bring color and functionality to your kitchen. If you have more room available, a corner booth that reflects restaurant diner furniture can be used.

Barstools are also a viable piece of furniture to use in your kitchen. A high enough counter top coupled with barstools in your kitchen can be used for casual dining, homework or paying bills. There are a variety of stool heights or regular chairs that can be used as well. A baker's rack is a nice additional piece of kitchen furniture for an avid baker. To add a traditional feel to your kitchen, add traditional pieces of furniture. These furniture pieces like pantry cupboards, jelly cupboards or china buffets add style and functionality to your kitchen without having to do extensive renovations.
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