Updating a Kitchen on a Budget

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Posted on December 31, 2011

All too often we see kitchens that lack pizzazz and feel dated.  Does this kitchen need a complete remodel?  What if a few things are changed to give it a new look?

This kitchen island placement is awkward and small when compared to more contemporary kitchens like these:

{it’s great to be home}

{via House of Turquoise}

Painting the walls and modifying the existing kitchen island transformed this kitchen to a showcase (white cabinets are always in style) that most people couldn’t have originally envisioned! The island was moved and extended with a butcher block top — now providing an eating bar and a contemporary look.

DAA DAAH!!!! – – Wow what a difference!


Amazing improvement on a teensy budget!  Lots of DIY instructions too at the link above provided by The Nesting Game!


Wondering what improvements you can make with a teensy budget?  Sometimes inspiration and a fresh set of eyes is all you need!  We love brainstorming and providing improvement ideas on how best to make your home perfect for you or help prepare it for sale!   Whether you’re moving or improving — Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting has the expertise to showcase your home’s full potential, stretch your budget, and maximize your time.

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