Kitchen remodeling plans can quickly become expensive and often intimidate homeowners into doing nothing.  Careful planning can keep costs under control, making changes that will have dramatic impact. 
Pick a new color of your walls: If you’re handy, a budget of $100 for paint can make a huge difference.
For a little more; around $300, you can add a new light fixture or replace your kitchen lights.  Choosing your Kitchen Lighting
If you can budget $500: Paint, get new lighting and add open shelves. Even replacing one small upper cabinet with a set of open shelves can make your kitchen feel more spacious and an opportunity to display some favorite accessories.

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