As the season changes, many of us will get the itch to tackle any number of home improvement projects before winter. For some, a complete remodel is in the works. For others, just a few quick fixes are needed to make the home a more enjoyable space in preparation for holiday entertaining.

With the kitchen at the heart of the home, it’s an obvious place to take time for a few updates this season. Here are a few ideas to give your kitchen a fresh look without spoiling the budget:

Overhaul your cabinets without breaking the bank


Although replacing kitchen cabinetry can be a very costly home improvement project, it usually makes the biggest impact. Even if your budget is small, don’t give up on the idea of updating your kitchen cabinetry because there are plenty of affordable solutions.

For example, QualityCabinets offers its Woodstar series, a line of affordable and stylish cabinets including its newest door styles — Kittery and Brookport — that are on-trend and available in popular finishes ranging from a classic and airy natural stain to dark and rich tones.

Add some personality and shine

Hardware and faucets are touched every day and wear and tear are inevitable. Just switching out these pieces can make a dramatic difference by adding a fresh shine, some personality and even greater functionality to the space. If your cabinetry hardware seems dated, opt for one of many modern options for an instant, low-cost update. Replace the kitchen faucet with a sleek, better-functioning style to elevate the kitchen design, but also introduce a newer water-saving solution.

Don’t underestimate the power of paint


With color trends constantly changing, and the focus on color in the home becoming more prominent, a fresh coat of paint can change the look and feel of a space almost instantly. With the changing season, opt for colors that add warmth and comfort. To ensure your new look has staying power, purchase a quality paint specially formulated for the kitchen.