2. Update cabinet hardware
Many production homes are built without knobs or drawer pulls on cabinets, which leads to your cabinets getting worn and dirty more quickly than you think. If you already have some that are old and dated, replacing them with sleeker new ones brings a lot of bang for the buck. If you like brass, opt for a softer color or unlacquered brass that will earn a patina over time. Satin or brushed nickle are both fine, and if “shiny” is your thing, choose glossy chrome. There are even plenty of darker, oil-rubbed bronze options available. You’ll find plenty on hardware and big box websites. Bering’s in Houston has interesting options.