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Swap Out Light Fixtures
If you are still using older lighting (especially ugly fluorescent tubes) in your kitchen, consider installing new lighting fixtures for a low-cost project that can make a big difference. Your kitchen may look very different under brighter hanging lights! Plus, today's hanging light fixtures come in a vast number of shapes, sizes and styles, making them an ideal option for adding personality to your kitchen. Consider lower hanging lights, floodlights and sconces for particularly dark areas of your kitchen. LED lights are expensive but save the most energy and tend to last a long time. Plus: Check out 14 more brilliant tips for better lighting in your kitchen.
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Paint Tired, Old Cabinets
If you have old, dark, unattractive kitchen cabinets you may think you're stuck with them because it's too expensive to replace them and you don't know how to paint them. Help is on the way! Learn the three steps for a successful cabinet transformation, including what tools and materials you'll need, in our tutorial.