In The Meantime Kitchen Updates

Kitchen updates keep the heart of the home one happening space!

Today’s kitchen is a culinary, family and multi-functional all things house that make a home epicenter of design and décor attention.


Domino – Amber Interior Design –  Photography by Tessa Neustadt

Here are the two kitchen design and décor statements of fact I hear the most:

1. My kitchen design-décor-features-appliances-fixtures-lighting-color(s)-countertops-flooring is exactly what I want.

2. My kitchen design-décor-features-appliances-fixtures-lighting-color(s)-countertops-flooring is exactly what I don’t want.

If your dream kitchen is already a reality, tuck this information away in your future remodeling tips file.


If your dream kitchen is in your renovation future, you may want to move the cursor over to the bookmark icon.

Waiting for all the working parts to perfectly come together for any renovation or remodel can find you in a holding pattern.

Spot updates deliver real time results.

Make small tweaks and affordable in the meantime kitchen updates right now.

Here’s the takeaway:

Take away the brain teasers and budget busters from renovating, remodeling or updating with these in the meantime kitchen updates.

1.  New Cabinet Hardware


 Raili Ca Design



Bria Hammel Interiors

Installing new cabinet hardware provides an instant update that is affordable, easy and just what the kitchen eye candy doctor ordered.

2.  Embellish 


 Elsie Interior 

Appliques, corbels and decorative molding or trim dress up existing cabinet boxes, range hoods, refrigerator panels and window casings.
Grab a measuring tape, wood glue, a hammer and nails and let’s embellish! 

3. New Switches and Switch Plate Covers

Install new switches and switch plate covers.


Turn on the style and turn off the outdated for minimal money.

4.  Replace Existing Lighting Options


Under the counter lighting is not only a good choice of task lighting and an effective work space tool, but it’s an affordable and easy to install choice for accent lighting.


Architectural Digest – Photo by Nicole Franzen


Country Living Magazine- James Farmer/Designer – Photography by Jeff Herr

Table lamps and kitchen countertops equal juxtaposition genius, and wallet friendly pendant lighting adds an instant source of light and style.

White Bohemian-kitchen-table-lamp-counter


5.  Painting cabinets 

Give your kitchen cabinets a weekend of drop clothes, brushes and paint and they’ll give you a refreshed and updated pop of color.


Better Homes and Gardens

Illuminating, popping the color, taking a ride with heavy or light hardware metals and rethinking traditional aspects of the space deliver big results with a big visual return.


Country Living Magazine

These in the meantime kitchen updates can eliminate the holding pattern effect and give a preview of bigger things to come.