Change up your backsplash. A new backsplash, especially one with a unique tile shape, gives the whole kitchen an instant makeover, such as in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winning space by Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors. Choose tiles that are on sale or discontinued to save some money, and ask the store to check other locations to make sure you can get as many as you need.
“Undress your kitchen,” suggests Donna Mathis of Atlanta-based Haven Design Works. “Then thoughtfully put the accessories back in place -- maybe not all of them can truly make a huge difference in how your kitchen looks.” Designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon of Florida's In Detail Interiors thoughtfully picked a color pattern that went with the vibe she was creating for this coastal kitchen. With its unique tile, window shades and just a few accessories carefully chosen to complement the color scheme, this kitchen won a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition award.