MORRISTOWN, NJ - Do you look around your kitchen and wish you could redo it? For many of us, doing an expensive kitchen renovation is years away. Here are 5 inexpensive ways to update your kitchen.


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Paint a lighter color - A light color on the walls and cabinets instantly brightens a space making it look larger and more expensive. Light colors reflect light and hide those scratches, dings and dents in your old cabinets.

Change lighting -  Chandeliers and pendants are the perfect accessory to not only brighten your kitchen but change the entire mood of the space. Standard lights that come in most homes and rentals are ordinary. Change it up and give the most used room in your house some personality and interest.

Use artwork - Artwork is a great way to give any room that extra lift and it will do the same in your kitchen. Go big and bold—it will give the illusion of a larger space. Art is also a great option for renters who don't have the freedom to change everything they'd like to. I have attached a sample picture from a kitchen project I worked on recently.

Hide small appliances - A no-cost trick! Nothing brings down a space more than clutter. Keep your counter space clear of small appliances like toasters, blenders and coffee pots— They are easy enough to take out when you want to use them.


This helpful decorating tip was provided by Laura Credico from  Interiors by Laura. Laura Credico is a Certified Interior Decorator. Click HERE for more information on Interiors by Laura

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