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Easy Redecorating Projects to Boost Kitchen Design

by Allison E. Beatty
KitchensAndCabinets.com Columnist
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Planning a cabinet refacing project? Look to these easy redecorating projects to help showcase you new cabinet facelift.

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Use Paint to Decorate Kitchen Design

Painting is the least expensive way to enhance your kitchen design. When combined with cabinet refacing, the paint will help pull together the entire kitchen design. A remodeling contractor might charge $350 to $700 to paint a kitchen, producing a dramatic change for a small investment.

Also consider decorative painting techniques, such as ragging and sponge painting. This type of textured painting can blend well with window treatment or make the paint treatment the center of attention.

Add Color to Your Kitchen Design

If you've lived with a white or beige kitchen for a while, your kitchen design may be due for a color makeover. Look to your window treatments, furniture finishes and new cabinet refacing woods and tones for colors to add. Ask your remodeling contractor about these kitchen design options:
  • Use red paint to coordinate with the tones in cherry cabinets.
  • Try blue wall tile to blend with blue and white window treatments.
  • Bring in a bright yellow paint to highlight pine cabinets.

Among the popular colors are earth tones that add a warm feeling to a kitchen design. Use varying shaded of the same color palette to add depth and dimension to your kitchen design. Consider:
  • Rich tans
  • Sage greens
  • Sunburst yellows
  • Crisp oranges
  • Chocolate browns

Change Your Cabinet Hardware

Kitchen cabinet hardware can do much more than allow you to open and close cabinets. These fanciful knobs and pulls can create a kitchen design statement all their own. Cabinet hardware also is inexpensive, from $1 to $20 per piece. Even with the most expensive cabinet hardware, the cost typically will be less than $300. During a cabinet refacing, add in one of these trends in cabinet hardware:
  • Rustic wrought iron
  • White porcelain
  • Sleek satin nickel
  • Old fashioned oil rubbed bronze

About the Author

Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement web sites.

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