When selling your home or purchasing a new one that has a dated kitchen, you might sit back and wonder where to even begin. Knowing that you aren’t going to replace the cabinets all together, here are a few tips to make updates to your dated kitchen to elevate the style. If your cabinets are adorned with outdated pull handles or knobs, think about replacing them first. Sometimes a quick, and simple update like replacing the pulls, will change the entire look of your cabinets, especially when replacing dated ones.

If your cabinets are painted, are they chipped? Repainting your cabinets and giving them a good clean will make your dated cabinets look sleek. Keep in mind, if you are selling your home, pick a neutral paint color that will appeal to all. If you just bought your home and are looking to make improvements, go for gray! A hot paint trend in kitchens right now that is the perfect stylish neutral.

If you are going for a bold look, try a deep navy. Another trend for the bold color lovers, is two toned cabinets with two different colors, one for the upper cabinets and a different color for the lower cabinets. These are fairly simple and affordable changes that you could make to your existing cabinetry that will immediately make your kitchen updated!