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  • 20 Low-Cost Kitchen Upgrades!

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    Why not give yourself an early Christmas gift? A new kitchen! If you're looking for a fresh new design in the kitchen, then take a look at some of these ideas from This Old House!

    Adding character to your cook space doesn't have to put you in the poor house: The secret's in the finishing touches. See how fresh paint, new lighting, and smart use of colorful tiles and vintage accents can personalize the hub of your home.

    Go for Retro Cool

    Reinvent dark wood or white cabinets by painting them a refreshing hue. Here, a pale sage green reminiscent of vintage jadite dishware balances the intensity of the red floor. Premium Plus Ultra interior semigloss acrylic latex in Frosted Jade, $34 per gallon;

    Oversize Task Lights

    Put pendants above the kitchen island. They're classier than track lighting or recessed cans, and can cost less, too. The large-scale aluminum ones at right echo the shine of the faucet and cabinet hardware, tying the kitchen's details together. Similar to shown: 20-inch Foto Pendant Lamp, $30;

    Vintage-Look Floor

    Add some oomph with a new floor made of an old-school material: linoleum. It's easy to clean, naturally antimicrobial, and comes in more than a dozen shades, such as this vibrant red. Similar to shown: Marmoleum 13-by-13-inch tiles in Red Amaranth, 
$4.99 per square foot;

    Wall-Art Upgrade

    Trade crayon doodles for graphic prints like this one. Vintage-look posters, starting at $10;

    Read more at This Old House

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