Steal This Kitchen: Easy Upgrades That Make a Major Impact
These updates and organization tips can help you create a gorgeous backdrop for your favorite family moments, no major renovation required.
Major Impact: Countertop
You'll need a professional for this one—but a new countertop can really transform a kitchen, says Carrier. "If you want things to be pristine all the time, pick a man-made material like Caesarstone quartz, which is nearly impervious to heat or stains. If you prefer a bit of patina that will change over time and are fine with a few scratches and spots, you can go with soapstone, marble, or zinc" (like the island countertop in this kitchen).