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We are all too familiar with that bored feeling we get when looking around our homes.  While you may not dislike the overall scheme of your kitchen, you may be desiring more.  The excitement of the last remodel and redesign have long wore off, and you are left feeling anything but.  Sometimes it is best to redesign in small doses, this way you can enjoy each stage.

1. Refinish Your Furniture

A simple and easy way to make a big difference in your kitchen would be to refinish your furniture.  Try sanding down your table, chairs, and any other furniture you may have in your room.  You can then paint or stain the items.  One of my favorite methods is to antique furniture, so if this is a look your are interested in, simply sand the items, paint them the desired color, let them dry, and sand them one more time.  This simple process can really change the entire room.

2. Take Off Your Cabinet Doors

My next suggestion would be to change up your kitchen cabinets without purchasing or refacing your existing cabinetry.  You may be thinking I am completely nuts here, but you can change your cabinets without really “changing” your cabinets.  Try going doorless for a bit, you will be amazed at how spacious your kitchen will appear.  Take the doors off all your wall cabinets, and keep them stored.  You can even try this just for the warmer months of spring and summer.  Once these months are gone, you will be itching for a change again, and you can put the doors back on!

3. Change The Lighting

Finally, an easy way to give your room a face lift is by changing your light fixture.  Lighting is one of the most crucial aspects of the kitchen, and yet, it is frequently forgotten.  Swap your simple ceiling fixture for a funky chandelier.  If you have dim lights in your kitchen, amp it up!  By incorporating better lighting into your room you will be sure to notice things you haven’t in awhile.

4. Be Creative!

Redesigning your kitchen does not always mean purchasing all brand new items; sometimes it means working with what you have in a new way.  If we bought new every time we were bored, we would be broke and living in clutter!  It’s the little things that make the biggest difference so start brainstorming now. Got a tip you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it. Let us know in the comments below!