Kitchen Design: Make the Most of What You Have

Updating your kitchen doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are six ideas for turning your kitchen into a beautiful yet inexpensive cooking space.

Get Organized

The first step to a better kitchen is organization. Clutter can make even the most high-end kitchen look cramped. Divide your kitchen into three areas: prepping, cooking and cleaning, and store only the items you need in each area.

Freshen Up

Enrich your kitchen design with fresh flowers and fruits. Live elements give your space a warm, welcoming atmosphere without costing a fortune.


Bring a trendy vibe to your kitchen with colorful accents. Look for storage boxes, dishes, vases and even cookbooks to add a punch of color to your space. Image courtesy of Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil

Replace Faucet

Just like new cabinet hardware transforms your kitchen, replacing the faucet instantly updates your sink. Look for a sleek curved option in stainless steel or bronze. Image courtesy of Delta

Update the Hardware

Ready for a new look, but your budget doesn't allow for new cabinets? Switch out the pulls and knobs.

From: Mary Broerman

Paint the Floors

Linoleum floors can look very dated, but if you don't have the cash to replace it with tile or hardwood, grab some paint. RMS user mypointofview updates her linoleum floors by painting an elegant black-and-cream pattern.