If you like the look of stainless steel but don't have the cash to upgrade your kitchen appliances, here's a clever workaround. Apply elegantly economical contact paper, which comes in a range of colors, including stainless steel. The budget adhesive can be acquired for under $10, cut to size with a razor blade, and adhered to ovens, microwaves, and other ordinary appliances to give your kitchen a modern, metallic facade. Cost: $10.
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