Replace the Faucet
Replacing the faucet is a quick and affordable way to make your kitchen look and work better. And installation is a relatively straightforward DIY job, even for a beginner. Look for a striking faucet that’s easy to use. This model features a Venetian bronze finish and a pull-down spout that eases cleanup.
Hang a Pendant
It’s about time you replaced that old centered-on-the-ceiling flush-mount kitchen light fixture with something more stylish and practical. This nickel-finish mini pendant provides task lighting over an island or sink, as well as pleasing retro-contemporary style.
Switch Out Cabinet Hardware
Swapping out cabinet knobs and pulls for new hardware is one of the quickest and easiest kitchen refreshes, yet it makes a surprisingly big impact. Just remember: Unless you want to drill new holes (and cover up the old ones), check to make sure the new hardware fits the existing holes on your cabinets.
Lay Down a Rug
Perk up your old kitchen floor with color, pattern and texture by adding a small rug or runner. Kitchen rugs soften hard floors and are easy on the eyes—and budget.
Dress a Window
Add a little wow to your kitchen window by hanging a new window treatment. A quick-install Roman shade like this one adds color and pattern to your kitchen while making it easy to control the amount of light and privacy.
Paint the Cabinets
Get the look of brand-new cabinets for a fraction of the cost—paint the existing units. With Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations, you can apply a fresh color and finish in about a week—no stripping, sanding or priming. Choose from several colors, including this deep-brown Kona. Or use oil-enriched Valspar Cabinet Enamel, which leaves a smooth factory finish on existing cabinets with little to no prep work.
Paint the Walls
Freshen your kitchen quickly by painting the walls. Don’t be afraid to mix cabinetry colors (Diamond Kelby cabinets in white and in Cloud) to complement the walls (HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Mod Mint, #HGSW2277) and tie in distinctive room elements, such as these custom barn doors that conceal the pantry.