15 Style-Boosting Kitchen Updates

Make your kitchen the stylish heart of your home with practical, real-world ideas from HGTV fans just like you.

Kitchen With Marble Countertops

Go Industrial

Swap traditional pendants for commercial-grade fixtures for a look that's au courant. Contrasted with classic Italian marble and traditional cabinetry, industrial lighting makes a trendy statement. Design by Rate My Space user Rethink Design.

Black Kitchen Cabinets

Display Your Collection

Selectively remove cabinet doors to create a display showcasing favorite dishware. Group similar items, colors or shapes together for a purposeful look. Design by RMS user whimimages.

White Kitchen With Coffered Ceiling

Don't Forget the Ceiling

This high-end kitchen has all the bells and whistles including a traditional coffered ceiling. Depending on your carpentry skills, this is either a do-it-yourself or hire-a-pro upgrade. Either way, it's a high-impact update that will take your kitchen to a new level of sophistication. Design by RMS user stiles.

Kitchen Cabinets With Cabinet Base Storage

Maximize Storage

Most kitchens suffer from a lack of storage space. RMSer veron makes every inch count with drawers concealed within the toekick of each cabinet base. Although these drawers are shallow, they're a great spot for tucking away items you only occasionally need.

Cottage Style Kitchen With Red Cabinets

Give Cabinets a Cheery Update

Give dated cabinets a sunny new outlook with a fresh coat of paint. Choose a bold color for a kitchen that really cooks. Design by RMS user TwiceRememberedCottage.

Kitchen Pantry

Perfect the Pantry

Make food storage stylish with trendy, numbered bins and natural baskets filled with similiar items. Fill one basket with dry goods for baking so you can easily round up brownie, cake or cookie ingredients in a snap.

Colorful Cottage Kitchen

Paint Worn Floors

Sometimes a wood floor's condition has gone past the point of simply sanding and restaining. A fresh coat of oil-based porch or deck paint is durable enough for everyday wear and tear and will add cozy cottage style. Design by RMS user susanbf

Contemporary Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets

Opt for Oversized Lighting

Modern, sleek cabinetry stained a rich espresso is complemented by the equally Modern styling of RMSer iluvninong's massive drum pendant. The look is young, hip and totally pulled-together.

Kitchen Doors with Varying Purpose

Let the Outdoors In

By replacing a solid exterior door with a single French door, RMS user KeithC made the space feel larger and added natural light. Swapping out a door is a moderately difficult project for the average DIYer. Check with your local hardware store, most offer installation services.

Black Chandelier Pot Rack

Add Dual-Purpose Accessories

The chandelier in RMS user mysweetsavannah's kitchen also functions as a handy potrack and a place to show off her pristine copper cookware.

Kitchen Breakfast Nook With Custom Banquette Seating

Create a Custom Breakfast Nook

This kitchen corner is given new purpose with a custom-built banquette. RMS user KeithC constructed the seating area with hinged lids to provide storage for entertaining essentials and seldom-used kitchen gadgets.

Bar Stool and Chair Cushion from My Sweet sSvannah

Belly Up to the Bar

Add barstools to an island to create a casual spot for savoring a quick bite. Design by RMS user mysweetsavannah.

Cottage Kitchen

Add Vintage Appeal

Replace solid cabinet doors with glass-fronts for a less-expensive-than-you-may-think upgrade that lends a timeless look. Design by RMS user frommotowa.

Tulip and Lime Centerpiece

Freshen up With an Arrangement

Fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit go a long way toward brightening up a kitchen. This inexpensive fix only takes a few minutes and makes any day feel like a special occasion. Design by RMS user mysweetsavannah.

Kitchen With Built in Wine Fridge

Store Vino Within Reach

A wine chiller is a must have for a true wine lover. This model combines energy-efficiency with maximum storage capacity and provides easy access to your favorite vintage.

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