It is widely known that kitchen renovations can be among the most time-consuming home improvements. But there are several ways to enhance the look of your kitchen when you have a quick timeline in mind.

Most of these kitchen updates on a tight timeline will consist of non-structural cosmetic changes including:

  • Painting walls
  • Painting/staining/veneering cabinets
  • Updating cabinet hardware
  • Adding a tiled backsplash
  • Replacing outdated faucets and sink fixtures
  • Installing base and crown molding
  • Updating light fixtures
  • Replacing/refinishing barstools or chairs
  • Adding decorative pillows to match your paint scheme
  • Adding plants for an additional pop of color
  • Adding accented bowls or decorations to alter the overall color scheme

If you would like to make one “major” change to your kitchen before you call it “done,” consider updating appliances. Updating an appliance will also make a fast, noticeable difference for your kitchen.

Why not the dishwasher if it’s getting a bit old or a new range or refrigerator to better match your other appliances? Many designers of high-end kitchens strive to have appliances with matching or complimentary design styles. First, check how much space you have to work with. Make the measurements or find them in the owner’s manual of your existing appliance.

You probably already know the “look” you want (paneled, stainless steel, black…). Beyond that, consider the quality, features, and also yourself – only you know what you appreciate most in a major appliance, and always go with your gut instinct. If there are any problems, bring them up right away with the store or manufacturer, while the sale is still fresh and the warranty is valid.


Mr. Handyman can help turn around your kitchen renovation project in the timeframe you desire. Whether you need help installing light fixtures or installing new cabinets, Your local Mr. Handyman is just one call from completing your to-do list. Give North America's most trusted handyman a call at 1-877-MRHANDYMAN today!

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