Buffing, stippling, and scraping gave the cabinets a timeworn look. Designer David Kaihoi used purple on the walls of the dining area outside of the kitchen in his family's small New York apartment.
The velvet-covered banquette serves as plush seating at the dining table, draped in purple burlap from Elegant Fabrics.
A complete overhaul wasn't in the cards (new cabinets are pricey!
Built-in storage like this can be a costly addition.
The Kaihois' three-year-old daughter sits in the red Tripp Trapp high chair by Stokke. Kitchen designer Mick de Giulio created a homey kitchen with a retro feel in this Chicago home using yellow paint on the walls.
Swap traditional pendants for commercial-grade fixtures for a look that's au courant.
The average kitchen remodel costs a staggering ,856 — and high-end ones average ,909. But you don't need to shell out big bucks to make a big impact in an outdated kitchen.
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 .