Creating Your Own Chicago Landmark

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Enjoy a little landmark of Chicago – your own home! The kitchen has long been called the heart of the home. Historically, it is a gathering place for eating, reminiscing, relaxing, and sharing the news of the day. It’s also a great place to start if you want to make a change in the feel of your home.

Looking to add some style and fun to your kitchen without breaking your budget? Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to mean a complete remodel. A few ideas from Southern Living highlight changes you can make without a large price tag. Wallpaper and magnetic or chalkboard paint can create an entirely new look very inexpensively. Sheer window treatments, a snazzy pot rack, or new rug can brighten your kitchen as well. You may also consider adding some color and personality through updating pictures and artwork.

Reorganizing your kitchen and culling through cupboards to eliminate duplicates and unused items can give you more space, as can re-locating utensils and everyday items to the area of use. Evaluating shelf space to determine best function can also increase effectiveness. Good luck on brightening up your home and creating a kitchen that will be remembered for years to come.

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