Work with what you have was the Remodelista editors’ mantra this week. For a new year, here are five of their favorite ways to make a space feel fresh:
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
“A new coat of paint on kitchen cabinets, when done well, can completely change the look of your kitchen—on a minimal budget,” writes Annie in 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Painting Kitchen Cabinets.
Start a Love Affair with a Vacuum
Even in a small apartment, you can have a canister vacuum you’ll love to use. See Alexa’s favorites in 10 Easy Pieces: Best Canister Vacuums for Small Spaces.
Embrace the Fringe Fad
See more fringe in A Master Class in Art Deco at the Graduate Hotel in Seattle.
Hang a Well-Placed Wall Hook
See more clever ideas in Report from Sweden: Introducing Arket (the Next Muji?).
Remodel a Kitchen on a $4,300 Budget
See more in Kitchen of the Week: Two Young Paris Architects Overhaul Their Kitchen for Under $4,300.
N.B.: Featured photo from Curb Appeal: A Paint Makeover for a Stucco House, California Edition. Photograph by Leslie Santarina.