Updating kitchen lighting
Whether you've lived in your house for years or you just got the keys, here are some easy ways to give it a refresh:1. "Changing out cabinetry hardware is one of the easiest and quickest updates," says HGTV's Scott Mc Gillivray, author of .
Look for colorful options or Scott's favorite, a brushed nickel finish.
"Citrus-like colors — orange, yellow and green — look great in a kitchen," she says.3. "Replacing existing doors with glass-paneled ones looks like a major upgrade," Scott says.
The 2015 National Association of Realtors Remodeling Impact Report listed a cost recovery of only 67% after a complete kitchen remodel.The NAR report also ranked a kitchen upgrade as the most attractive to buyers and the project most likely to increase property value. Buyers want a kitchen worthy of a spread in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, but you won’t get back the money you sink into the upgrade? There’s got to be a way to make kitchen updates work, so we went hunting for ideas.After we dug through the internet, found kitchen update success stories, talked to a few of the best real estate agents in the country, and interviewed a professional stager we found 8 kitchen update ideas that are low cost, do it yourself solutions that transform your kitchen and actually get you a return on your investment.He suggests an option that fits within the window — like a roman shade that you can easily pull up while you're washing dishes.
RELATED: 15 Ways to Add Polish to Any Kind of Window »8. It does double-duty by making your workstation more comfortable on your feet, and adding a splash of color."You can always move them around or put them away."7. New drapes can really spruce up a space, but think twice about the type of treatment you hang on the window above your sink.