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Brass bin pulls, butcher block countertops, and a copper backsplash behind the range add warmth to the new gray cabinets.A mellow gray-and-white palette sets a calm tone for the whole house.The Kaihois' three-year-old daughter sits in the red Tripp Trapp high chair by Stokke.Walls are Purple Haze by Benjamin Moore."I wanted this jolt of color to emphasize that the kitchen is the joyful heart of the house," says designer Christina Rottman.For a few hundred dollars, you can replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles and update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones.If you've got a slightly larger budget, you can give the cabinets themselves a makeover.

To achieve it in this Montecito, California kitchen, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze.Accents of nautical brass were paired with cerused oak cabinetry for a casual elegance in a Jersey shore house. The concrete-topped island is painted in Benjamin Moore's Turquoise Haze.New Eagle windows in a '60s-era house look like steel but are actually aluminum.Cushing says they gave it a “Complete exterior facelift with new siding, windows, front door, painted brick, painted shutters, cupola with copper roof, front entry and columns.” I love that they updated the house and gave it fresh curb appeal while maintaining its original traditional look.The homeowner kept the kitchen's old Chambers stove and cabinets—now improved with new fronts and a coat of Benjamin Moore's Patriotic White—but jettisoned the Formica counters and dark backsplash in favor of marble and white subway tiles.A Design Workshop stool from ABC Carpet & Home and a Dash & Albert rug decorate the kitchen.

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