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"The average backsplash is between 10 and 40 square feet." His point: It's an easy-to-tackle area that won't break the bank.
"Even if you're spending a square foot, you're talking about a couple hundred bucks in tiles."Don't have the skills to install tile or cash for a contractor? Just make sure you pick up a semi-gloss, Kristy adds. This job is less expensive than you think — and it can make ho-hum cabinets look more special.
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 .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.Vintage cookware adds charm to classic and country kitchens – antiques shops, charity shops and e Bay are great sources.Affordable pieces such as a vintage dresser with glass doors, or budget kitchen furniture can be used to store and show off your favourite china.
Display your favorite dishes and bowls to add a bit of interest to the room. But go nuts with everything else — like a cobalt toaster, or a cherry red mixer.