(NC) On average, Canadians spend more than an hour and a half in their kitchens per day according to research by The Home Depot Canada. With a few simple tweaks, you can have a kitchen that’s uniquely you without having to fork over money for a full renovation.

Cabinet refacing. If you like the layout of your space, cabinet refacing is a budget-friendly solution for a quick and easy update. An authorized service provider will cover your existing cabinet boxes, replace your doors and swap out hardware in the colour and finish of your choice. You can achieve a custom look by mixing finishes and colours, ensuring that the darkest colour is on the bottom cabinets to ground the look.

Countertops. With a variety of options at every price point, there’s a countertop option for every budget, including wood, quartz, solid surface and laminate. From dark and sultry to light and airy, you can easily change the appearance and feel of your space without a full remodel. Try a metal or concrete look if your vibe is industrial, or pair white countertops with metal and wood accents for a fresh, modern style.

Backsplashes. Add a punch of pattern and personality by replacing your existing backsplash with a unique tile look. From classic subway tile to graphic, colourful options, tiles are a relatively inexpensive way of showcasing your personality. Consider herringbone, rhombus or hexagon designs for a one-of-a-kind look that stands out.

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Hardware. Installing new hardware is one of the easiest ways to transform your space without spending a fortune. When selecting knobs and pulls, ensure that the style works with the overall theme of your kitchen. It’s also important to check that your hardware is functional and comfortable, since you’ll be using it daily.

Lighting. Breathe new life into the room by adding extra lighting. Consider easy-to-clean options near cooking areas and add a touch of drama with a chandelier or pendant light above your kitchen island. You can also speak to an authorized cabinet refacing provider about including under-cabinet lighting in your upcoming refresh. 
Find more information at your local store or homedepot.ca.

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