19 Inexpensive Ways To Fix Up Your Kitchen (PHOTOS)

02/23/2014 01:15 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2015

You may not be able to swap out the horrible laminate '80s cabinets just yet -- but that doesn't mean you can't turn your kitchen into a more stylish version of itself. Here are our favorite simple-but-inexpensive fixes for the most functional room in your home.

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Bring In Fresh Flowers (And/Or Fruit)

Add A Temporary Island (If There's Room)

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Get A Colorful Floor Mat

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Hang Up Your Pots And Pans

Treat Utensils As Art By Corralling Them In Nice Containers

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Install A Few Small Shelves

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Create A Dedicated Spot For Fido (So You Won't Have To Trip Over His Dishes)

Use A Desk Lamp As Task Lighting

New Drawer Organizers = Less Junk On Your Counters

Add Interesting New Drawer Pulls Or Cabinet Handles

Stick On A Blackboard

Or, Stick On A New Tiled Backsplash

If You're Talented: Design A Washi Tape Mural

Hang A Few Nice Plates On The Wall

Use Nice Glass Jars For Organizing

"Paper" The Inside Of Your Cabinets With Designer Shelf Liner

Rethink Kitchen Curtains

Or, Change Up Your Shade

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