A kitchen makeover is an enormous investment of time andmoney. So, the longer the "life" of the kitchen, the better for the homeowner. Whenthe kitchen begins to look drab, it is time for a one day makeover... one thatwill add pizzazz, color and "new" to the worn out look. Three or four simpletips will transform your kitchen and extend it's life until the next bigkitchen makeover.
First,begin by cleaning the walls to remove dirt and build-up. Use warm water andlightly clean the walls in a circular motion. Clean the cabinets in the samemanner and consider replacing one set of cabinet doors with glass cabinetdoors. If you do replace the cabinet with glass, highlight the inside of thecabinets with a paint color that complements the colors of your kitchen. Thiscolor "inside" the cabinets will draw the eye to this cabinet and highlight thebeautiful china and glass items contained inside.
Next,replace the hardware on the cabinets with something more modern oreye-catching. And, when you have finished with the hardware, change the lightswitch and electrical plate covers.
Finally,completely clear the counters and evaluate placement of kitchen counterappliances. Putting some of theseitems away in cabinets and highlighting the counters with a pretty lamp, vaseof colorful flowers or antique kitchen gadget can add just the pizzazz youneed. A few quick changes and a little "elbow grease" can create a "new"kitchen in an afternoon.