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How to Give a Kitchen a Makeover

With a kitchen makeover, you can add to the overall beauty of your home and its resale value. Learn how to create your own kitchen makeover with these easy steps.

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Step 1: Focus on Inexpensive Changes

Your kitchen may be the most popular room in your home, but one that is showing its age will not win over many guests. Old wallpaper, weathered cabinets and worn light fixtures can make a kitchen feel dated.

Limit major renovation work and focus more on cosmetic details which are less costly. Since wallpaper goes in and out of style, consider replacing the paper with a neutral paint color.

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Step 2: Update Countertops and Cabinets

Install new laminate countertops and a tile backsplash to brighten up the room. Add some sparkle by replacing your old, worn out sink with a new sink and faucet.

Spruce up kitchen cabinets with new trim and a paint job, and replace old cabinet pulls with top-of-the-line hardware for a classy touch.

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Step 3: Add New Lighting

Lighting can make or break a room. Splurge on a new overhead light and an attention-grabbing chandelier over the eating area.

Step 4: Accessorize with Style and Color

Finally, accessorize with cheery plants and stylish canisters and cookware. Add more color and warmth with new table linens.

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