02/23/2014 01:15 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

19 Inexpensive Ways To Fix Up Your Kitchen (PHOTOS)

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)
Photo by John Gillooly/PEI Get A Colorful Floor Mat
Photo by John Gillooly/PEI Hang Up Your Pots And Pans
Treat Utensils As Art By Corralling Them In Nice Containers
Photo by John Gillooly/PEI Install A Few Small Shelves
Photo by John Gillooly/PEI 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