Updating the kitchen

(Triple duty, if you count covering any ugly flooring! Kristy suggests an indoor/outdoor option from Chilewich."They look cute and they're durable; if you spill on them, you can just hose them off outside."9. "The beauty of it is that it's very limited in square footage," Scott says.Try to avoid anything that’s too extreme, as there’s already a lot of activity going on in the kitchen and you don’t want it to seem even busier.

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But go nuts with everything else — like a cobalt toaster, or a cherry red mixer.

"These things are like jewelry for your kitchen," Scott says.

Painting your kitchen cabinets is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to create a new look.

With a cream background, it’s easy to give your kitchen a fresh feel by choosing from the latest colours available.

Those options are fun, but they get old fast," Scott warns.2. Kristy Kropat, an interior designer based in San Francisco, recently moved into a new home, but she didn't love the kitchen.