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Making small changes such as repainting cabinets, installing new lighting or a new sink can change the look of your kitchen. As we roll into the new year, give your kitchen a mini makeover. By doing this you will enjoy your culinary zone even more. So, here are kitchen upgrades that are small yet can have a big impact:

1. Give a Makeover to The Island

Small Kitchen Upgrades with a Big Difference

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A kitchen island is the centerpiece of your kitchen. If you update it your kitchen will look more stylish.

2. Change the Lighting Fixtures

Small Kitchen Upgrades with a Big Difference

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A lighting scheme of large pendants above your kitchen island or table can make a dramatic statement. So, if you only have simple lights then change them and hang something like oversized pendant lights instead.

3. Reface the Cabinets with a Fresh Coat of Paint

Small Kitchen Upgrades with a Big Difference

If you want a low-cost major new look for your kitchen then think of changing the color of the cabinets.

4. Make a Statement with a Vibrant Area Rug

Small Kitchen Upgrades with a Big Difference

For an underfoot that feels cozy, adds texture and introduces color to the kitchen, pick a colorful rug like this one. It will probably also be a good idea to get something washable as there will be food drips that will need cleaning.

5. Pick Some Stylish Bar Stools

Small Kitchen Upgrades with a Big Difference

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Get your kitchen noticed with bar stools that fit your needs. For example, these gold chairs add a glow to this kitchen.

6. Perk Up The Kitchen with a Backsplash Makeover

Small Kitchen Upgrades with a Big Difference

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Pair your countertops with a new backsplash. You can install a backsplash that is bold and gorgeous such as this one done with mosaic tiles.

7. Change The Sink

Small Kitchen Upgrades with a Big Difference

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Choose a kitchen sink that is practical and distinctive such as a metallic farmhouse sink.

8. Add a Bit of Flair with a Window Valance

Small Kitchen Upgrades with a Big Difference

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To frame your kitchen window in style, hang a valance. A valance with a print will for sure steal the scene. Such small kitchen upgrades can be done on a dime.

9. Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

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To enjoy the flavor of fresh herbs in a kitchen to make your cooking extra special, start an indoor herb garden.

10. Enhance The Storage and Style with Floating Shelves

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How about new floating shelves to make your kitchen more functional and versatile, while adding some style?