When you are looking for a new home which one room do you concentrate on the most? A lot of people just want a good kitchen. We spend a lot of time in their. I mean if we eat at home we sure do.

We want a place that has a lot of functions. We want a place with enough area for you to move around. If you are a drive thru only person that may not seem like it is the most important thing to you.

My kitchen was important to me. I was thrilled that it came with an island. An extra area for storage and more important more counterspace. I wanted an area with nice appliances and great cabinets for storage.

What if you moved in to a place and then your kitchen became a lot more important to you? Are there things you can do to improve what you already have? Is there stuff you can do that won't break the bank?

You will not believe how much room a fresh coat of paint can make you feel like you have. If you choose a lighter and brighter color it can definitely open up the area. Paint is a pretty easy fix. Or you can also add a backsplash. They have back splash that you can just cut and stick on. It looks nice too. Not everything has to cost an arm and a leg.

Maybe you want new countertops but they are just not in the budget. There are easy fixes for that too. If you are not afraid to just do it yourself. I am not talking about installing new countertops. No. They do have paint kits that can improve the look of your existing counters.

Oh and lets talk flooring. That is something you can possibly do in a weekend that will not break the bank. New flooring can change the entire look of your kitchen. You can put in new tile. You can choose to go laminate flooring. So many options it's just what you feel most comfortable doing. Watch some Youtube videos to get you started but you can have the kitchen of your dreams without spending a lot of money.

1510 S. Rusk

This beautiful home in Amarillo is on the market for $2.4 million.

Located in the Bivins neighborhood, this listing from Triangle Realty, LLC is a large home that covers five lots. The main home has 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, two kitchens, several living areas, a basement converted into a home theater room, climate-controlled wine room and much more. There is a spacious backyard with a pool and hot tub, along with a gorgeous and well-maintained garden and charming greenhouse.

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