The question in the New York Times asks: How do I update my kitchen without spending the money to gut and remodel it?
You can read the whole answer here, but I offer you this synopsis:
• Lighting: Replace fixed ceiling lights with modern movable track fixtures (from less than $100).
• Knobs: Replace small knobs with larger, modern bar knobs ($4 to $25 each).
• Faucet: Get a new and modern faucet to replace the old one (from less than $100).
• Seating: Reupholster existing chairs or stools, or replace with modern versions (from $100 or so).
• Backsplash: Try mirrored pieces or glass tiles (from a few bucks a square foot to several hundred).
• Declutter: Hide excess canisters and small appliances (priceless).
Have you made a small change that’s making a big difference? Share it here.
(Photo: Cool and very comfortable bar stool in Barbara and Joe Gunning’s new Hermosa Beach home.)