Refresh Your Kitchen In A Weekend

June 18, 2009 by Kenmore

Eric refresh kitchen weekend

When I have a spare weekend, I like to use it to focus on a single room in my home. I might just give it a good cleaning, or I might repaint, reorganize or rearrange the furniture. If the room that needs the most attention is your kitchen, then I’ve got some ideas for you!

Organize your kitchen

  • Declutter your countertops. Edit accessories; use baskets and canisters for small items, and store unused items out of sight.
  • Create a message center for managing keys, mail, school papers and calendars.
  • Store items together where they are used: dishes and glassware near the dishwasher. Mugs near the coffee pot. Pots, pans and spices near the stove. Baking ingredients and rolling pins near the mixer.
  • Optimize storage space. Add a rolling island with butcher-block top and shelf below for extra storage and counter space.
  • Install extra shelving in the pantry for countertop appliances or cookware. Buy and install interior cabinet accessories like dividers and rollout racks.

Refresh your space

  • Paint kitchen cabinets and change the hardware.
  • Introduce color on window treatments, chair cushions and area rugs.
  • Update kitchen accessories and small appliances.
  • Paint an accent wall – or the entire room! Use chalkboard paint or magnetic paint, just for
  • Wallpaper your kitchen. It’s a hot new design trend.
  • Plant an indoor herb garden. Every room needs some green!

Maintain and repair
Clean! Freshen walls, surfaces and appliances with a thorough cleaning.

  • Repair drywall before painting or decorating.
  • Repair, restore and re-grout ceramic tile.

Update your fixtures and surfaces

  • Install a decorative tile backsplash.
  • Install a new sink and faucet.
  • Choose new flooring or dress up what you have.
  • Install undercabinet or pendant lighting.
  • Replace countertops.

Are you motivated to make a quick change at home? What project are you planning?


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