How to Update Your Kitchen Without Breaking the Bank

From small changes like new hardware and painted islands to renewed cabinets, create a kitchen you love no matter your budget.

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Acquaint Yourself With Paint

A fresh kitchen is just a few days' elbow grease away. Prep work and light, even coats are the keys to a successful paint job. Take the time to sand the surfaces until smooth, caulk as needed and try using pieces of a brown paper bag to "sand" between coats. It smooths and knocks down the high spots without dulling/removing as much paint as sandpaper so you don't have to be quite so careful.

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