Tips for Sprucing Up Your Kitchen

There is nothing quite like the joy of a meal that turns out just like you wanted it to. If you love to cook, the kitchen is your happy place. Cooking up a storm gives you calm, relaxation and gratification.

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Your affinity for the kitchen could easily become a stressful experience, though. Over time, appliances start to get dated, faucets get faulty and the space becomes less pleasant to cook in. Factors such as advancement in age or having children in the home can also make the space no longer suited to your needs.

All is not lost, there are affordable changes you can make to salvage your kitchen without having to tear it apart. Read on.

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Kitchen Countertop Comparison

One of the things on our never-ending list of things to do around our house (does everyone have one of those lists, or is it just US?!) is to update our kitchen! We haven’t done this yet for several reasons:

  2. While there ARE faults in the cabinets and blemishes on the countertops, they can be hidden
  3. All of the appliances were already brand new when we bought the house (which will be two years ago next month), so they don’t need replacing yet

However, if you follow me on Pinterest, or Hometalk or Houzz, you will see areas dedicated JUST to my redo ideas for the kitchen.

CLICK HERE to see my “Kitchen” board on Pinterest
CLICK HERE to find me on HomeTalk
CLICK HERE to see my “Kitchen” ideabook on Houzz

And there are things I KNOW that I want. Like double ovens. (Can you imagine?!) And a big ol’ island. And shiny light fixtures. And non-white cabinets…because my current white ones get dirty SO easily.

But one thing that I have had the hardest time deciding on is what kind of counter tops I want! At first I wanted granite,  but then I thought maybe that was a bit too much maintenance. So quartz, I thought – I think it’s pretty! But isn’t that more expensive? What about that gorgeous white marble that’s coming back into style?!

I finally decided that I really had no idea what I wanted, and that would be the hardest part when it was time to redo the kitchen. Until Matt from Drury Designs contacted me and wanted to know if I wanted to share an infographic with all of you called “Kitchen Countertop Surfaces”. WHAT?! I had to go look at it immediately! And once I did, I knew you would want to see it, too! So check it out…


Thanks for sharing this one with us, Matt! Well, I don’t know if I should thank him or not…NOW I’m wondering about soapstone! HA! Which one is YOUR favorite? What do you have in your kitchen right now?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

Pinterest Project Presented!

I’m a HUGE Pinterest fan, but, as my husband so eloquently commented, “You pin a lot more than you actually do anything with!”

Yes, he got “the look” for that, but he’s absolutely right. I have thousands of pins…because who can help it? Once you get on there, you just keep going! You know what I mean, right?

However, there was one idea I pinned a few weeks ago that I KNEW I would come back to and use. So, here it was:


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