7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen

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Many people believe the kitchen is the heart of the home, but have you ever stopped to wonder why your family and friends tend to congregate in the kitchen? In many homes, the kitchen wears many hats. Besides being where you prepare meals, it is also home to last-minute school projects, a place to catch up with your friends, and more. If your kitchen is starting to feel a bit dull, consider these 7 ways to update your kitchen.

Hang Artwork.

The kitchen isn’t an obvious choice to hang artwork. Whether you have some extra space above your cabinets or an entire blank wall, set your kitchen apart by incorporating your personal style.

Add Some Wallpaper.

The peel-and-stick wallpaper options are endless these days. This is a great, non-permanent way to make a statement in your kitchen. If you change your mind, it’s a simple fix. Wallpaper isn’t the easiest thing to install, so we recommend hiring a professional to help. If you decide to get going on your own, start with an accent wall.

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Paint the Cabinets.

Do you have dated cabinets? Maybe the ones that resemble wood with dark graining? Chances are your cabinets could use a revamp. Instead of breaking the bank and buying brand new cabinets, try painting the cabinets you already have! Freshen up your tired cabinets with a new coat of paint. Popular cabinet colors for 2019 are white, gray, two-toned, and blue. Before you get started, refresh yourself with these painting tips.

Install New Light Fixtures.

Lighting is a crucial part of creating a functional kitchen. The color and brightness of lights can completely transform a room. Switch out your old lights for new, updated light fixtures such as pendant lights. Remember the three basic types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent. Learn more about the proper way to light your home here.

Replace Cabinets Doors with Glass.

Sometimes your kitchen can feel a little too cramped. A great way to give your kitchen a fresh, open feel is to replace your solid cabinet doors with glass-paned fronts. You get to keep your storage, but also show off your dishes. Your new glass pane cabinets can almost act as a piece of art. 

Display Your Collectibles.

Create some extra cabinet space by installing shelving above your windows. This is also a great way to display your collectibles as well as give your kitchen a more personable and homey feel.

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Create a New Backsplash.

Installing a new backsplash is a fantastic way to bring an older kitchen up to speed. Your kitchen backsplash will act as the focal point of your kitchen. Whether you prefer a more trendy glass or a clean minimalist look, the design options are endless. Just remember as you are deciding that your backsplash will be a distinct part of your kitchen. If you are ready to install your backsplash, learn more here. If you aren’t up for the challenge, contact a professional.


We understand it’s hard to find time in your busy lives to tackle home projects. If you’re ready to update your kitchen, give One Man & A Toolbox a call today. Whether it’s installing new light fixtures or giving your cabinets a fresh coat of paint, we’re happy to help. Contact us today for a quote or fill out the form below to request a service online.