Give Your Kitchen a Fresh Look With This Simple Saturday Morning Makeover

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With an early start on Saturday morning, you can update your kitchen to reflect today’s trends by lunch time. With just a screwdriver and tape measure, even a novice do-it-yourselfer can successfully add new style to any kitchen.

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With this in mind, homeowners can upgrade all of their kitchen hardware in as little as an hour, depending on the number of knobs and pulls, and whether or not they replace the hinges.

"It's possible for someone unfamiliar with basic home repairs and maintenance to replace their cabinet hardware in as few as three minutes per cabinet and on a budget of about $150," said John Pelka, vice president of marketing, Hickory Hardware (http://www.HickoryHardware.com). "With this in mind, homeowners can upgrade all of their kitchen hardware in as little as an hour, depending on the number of knobs and pulls, and whether or not they replace the hinges."

To get started, consider what kind of hardware to include in your kitchen that will best reflect the style you'd like to achieve. "There is a large selection to choose from when replacing decorative hardware," said Pelka. "It can often be overwhelming to decide on styles and finishes. One thing to keep in mind when doing a quick makeover is to replace knobs with knobs, and pulls with pulls, to keep installation as simple as possible, save time, and avoid drilling unnecessary holes in your cabinets."

More tips to keep your kitchen makeover quick and simple:

Count twice, measure twice, and buy once. To ensure you come home prepared, count all of your knobs and pulls twice. For pulls, measure the space between screw holes, as this will be the center-to-center size you will need to purchase.

Replace functional hardware, if visible. Don't forget about hinges! If the existing cabinet hinges are visible and the new hardware is a different finish, you will want to replace them as well.

Save time. You can save time by using an electric screwdriver or drill to remove and reinstall your hardware.

Choose your hardware carefully. Hickory Hardware offers product lines that deliver the style, function, and value that consumers seek in today's marketplace. Find a style that doesn't just look good, but also feels Crafted For Your Life™.

Relish. Sit back and enjoy lunch with your family in your newly made-over kitchen!

For more information or to schedule an interview with John Pelka, please visit http://www.HickoryHardware.com or contact:

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