Why You Should Treat Yourself to These Kitchen Upgrades This Season

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The hardest-working room in the house takes a special hit this time of year with all the entertaining, cooking, and more. Why not show your kitchen how much it means to you with a few upgrades—many even doable in time for the holidays? We talked to some designers and home improvement experts to weigh in with inspiration and ideas for ways to give your kitchen an easy but meaningful refresh.

Replace your pulls

A relatively inexpensive way to immediately change the look of your kitchen is to replace or update your hardware—the “kitchen jewelry,” as many designers call it. “Changing the hardware on your kitchen cabinets and drawers is a fun way to breathe new life into your kitchen,” Schuh says. “While they may not be a focal point, they are literally all over your kitchen, so the impact will be big. This little change will go a long way and can take your aesthetic in a new, refreshing direction.” As Los Angeles designer Jamie King of JLK Interiors points out, you can find beautiful pulls and knobs everywhere, and replacing them is easy to do yourself.

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