7 Budget Ways to Add Light to Your Dim Kitchen

It’s difficult to feel that creative cooking inspiration and to dream up recipes when your surroundings are dim and uninspiring. Get the light and bright kitchen of your dreams with these inexpensive ideas from Hometalk Bloggers.

November 10, 2015

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Tip #1: Give Your Cabinets a Coat of White

Project via Christy @Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Refresh dark wooden cabinets with a coat of bright white paint, for an easy fix that will instantly change the tired tone of your kitchen. If you want to take your makeover another step further, update the hardware to match your new light look. (Learn how to do it here.)

Tip #2: Choose a Shocking Accent Color

Project via Tanya @Dans le Lakehouse

You don’t have to shy away from color to go bright — in fact, adding a burst of a vibrant shade like turquoise, hot pink, or orange can spark new life into your gourmet space. Make a statement with matching appliances and pots, to highlight your bold new color scheme. (See the full makeover here.)

Tip #3: Let in More Natural Light

Project via Brooke @Brooklyn Berry Designs

This one may seem like a no-brainer, but take a second to look around your kitchen and notice how many things are blocking natural light from streaming in. Containers on the window sill, shades or curtains at the edges—anything that’s keeping light out is bringing down your space. (See the full makeover here.)


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