Kitchen Design Guide

10 Kitchen Updates That Won't Break the Bank

Is your kitchen in need of little facelift? Give it a makeover this weekend with our 10 designer-approved upgrades.

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Weighty Walls

While the saying "If you've got it, flaunt it," isn't typically used regarding kitchens, the sentiment is true. If you're lucky enough to have a breakfast nook, do what San Francisco interior designer Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee did and call attention to it. "I wanted this space to have an impact," explains Priest. In order to set the space apart from the kitchen but still have the two flow together, she chose a wallpaper in one of the accent colors used in the kitchen. Whenever you paper a room, the wallpaper has to be the launching point for the rest of the design choices, so choose a paper with fresh contrast and a bold motif, she advises.

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