The changing of seasons is a great time to take look around your home and consider updating the rooms where you spend the most time. Kitchens are great spaces for some of the best things in life: cooking, eating and gathering with friends and family. If a remodel isn’t in the books this fall, consider adding a few of these easy updates to your kitchen to keep the space feeling fresh and inviting.

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Black Cabinets
Sure, white is pristine and clean, but there’s something dramatic about a kitchen with black cabinets. Whether you prefer a matte or glossy finish, this dark style will lend a formal, mature look to your space. Give the look some shine with the Essa Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in chrome with Touch2O Technology.

Open Shelving
If you’ve got beautiful, colorful or nostalgic cookware or china, don’t keep it hidden. Install some open shelving that’s the same color as the walls and let your favorite items become conversation pieces. Bonus: if your favorites are easy to see, you’re more likely to use them.
 
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Blue Kitchens
Long gone are the blue geese of the ’80s, but azure hues are making a modern reappearance in kitchens. Slate blue, muted tones and relaxing coastal shades add a splash of color to an otherwise all-white kitchen and can be easily added with just a coat or two of paint.

Shaker Style
The sleek, simple lines of Shaker furniture bring a cozy feel to the kitchen. Known for utility and straightforward design, Shaker styles blend well with modern looks and accents. This style works well with the pictured Montauk Singe-Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet with soap dispense in SpotShield Stainless. 
 
Wine Fridge
An easy, inexpensive kitchen upgrade, adding a wine fridge is also one of the most useful. Keep your wine chilled at the perfect temperature, and grab a quick glance at your stock. Many wine fridges fit well into a cabinet space, so consider transitioning this storage space.

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Transitional Design
There’s no need to stick to a mono-style in the kitchen. Consider incorporating traditional and contemporary fixtures, materials, fabrics and finishes to create a sophisticated look in the kitchen. Complement more angular pieces with rounded designs to create harmony. The curve of the Trinsic Pro Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Spring Spout works well with this style. 
 
No matter what you choose for your kitchen this fall, adding a few occasional updates here and there can keep your space from feeling static and visually boring. Change things up by adding color to a white kitchen, contemporary pieces to a traditional counter or a few new luxuries to treat yourself.