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Changing a dingy kitchen into a sparkling, showroom-quality foodprep and dining area doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. You don’teven need to go as far as buying new appliances or changing thelayout of your kitchen. It might be as simple as updating yourpaint and lighting.

The kitchen probably gets the most use in your household as agathering location where your family prepares food, does homeworkand plays games. This can leave the walls looking a little gray.Smoke particles, hand prints and even splashes from all the saucesboiling on the stove can make the paint color or wall paper lookold.

Take the opportunity to refresh your walls with a new color. Youcan go bright and cheery, or bold and modern – just to wake up theroom. Because most kitchens don’t have a lot of wall space due tocabinets and appliances, you can even use two colors – try a boldercolor around the dining area, with a more muted tone in the rest ofthe kitchen – just to make the room pop. Paint is one of thecheapest ways to refresh a room, so make sure you include it inyour budget.

As you’re painting the walls, take a good look at your cabinets.Maybe they could use a fresh coat of stain, or a new paint color aswell. Sometimes cabinets just need a good cleaning to get the oiland other sticky residue off of the handles and doors. No matterwhat you do, the refreshed cabinets will definitely bring moresparkle to your kitchen.

Kitchenlighting has improved tremendously over the years. Pendants fortables, high ceiling areas or islands are a great way to bring thelight down and focused on the area where you’re working or eating.You can add additional illumination to the workspace on yourcountertops by installing under-cabinet lighting. And flush mountlights of all shapes and styles are great for over the table, or inthe middle of the space to spread light to every corner of theroom.

Bringing additional cheery light into your kitchen is easy withdiscount lighting atLighting Showplace, which has a large selection of brand name lightfixtures in stock and ready to ship. In addition, knowledgeablestaff is available to help you as a do-it-yourself homeowner tobring your kitchen from dingy to stylish.

It doesn’t take a lot of money to refresh your kitchen, justgive it a bit more modernlighting and remove the gloom. As a do-it-yourself homeowner,you won’t have any difficulty updating your lights, painting thewalls and potentially giving your cabinets a fresh look for yourkitchen makeover.

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