From rushed mornings to Sunday waffles and summer barbecues, you’ve probably made some of the best memories in your kitchen. Even if you’re not a family that spends evenings sitting in front of the television, the kitchen is a space that brings everyone together.
Has your kitchen worn down over the years? While renovating your kitchen is an option, it can end up costing you. If you don’t have the budget for a complete makeover, it’s still possible to update your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Here are some easy and affordable ways to improve your kitchen. Let’s dive in.
1. Repaint Cabinets
Natural wood or neutral-coloured cabinets are decent but nothing spectacular. Green is a colour that has recently gained major popularity for kitchen interiors, thanks to Dakota Johnson’s delightful LA kitchen.
From forest green to sage, there is a wide variety of green hues that will make your kitchen pop. Repainting kitchen cabinets is something you can easily DIY on a budget.
2. Replace Hardware
Painting cabinets or walls is affordable but also time-consuming. If you’re too busy to repaint your kitchen, you should replace cabinet handles, faucets and other hardware.
For an out-of-the-box look, go for different styles of knobs. The eclectic look will make your kitchen so much more interesting.
3. Faux Marble Countertops
Countertops make a kitchen functional as well as add to the aesthetic appeal. Are you tired of dull and outdated countertops? Replacing existing countertops with marble or granite can be quite expensive.
Luckily, there is a significantly inexpensive alternative: countertop decal. You can create a faux marble look in a matter of hours with easy-to-remove decals. Use a Scrunge to thoroughly wipe down the surface to ensure the decal sticks. This is also an excellent solution for rentals.
4. Improve Lighting
Lighting is one of the most important elements to create the perfect ambience. A kitchen needs a combination of bright and mood lighting. Install lights under the cabinet to ensure your countertops have proper lighting for cooking. Hanging industrial or rustic lighting fixtures is a wonderful way to recreate a charming bistro theme.
5. Add a Quirky Backsplash
Kitchen splashbacks protect your walls from stains, excessive heat and improve aesthetic appeal. Splashbacks are not only cost-effective but also easy to install. Instead of plain white splashbacks, choose a fun pattern or quirky shape.
6. Hang Up Pots
Lack of storage is a common issue in many kitchens. Bulky pots and pans can take up too much space in your cabinets. Rather than crowding your storage space, suspend a rack from your ceiling to hang up pots and pans.
7. Add Bar Stools
The kitchen holds a huge potential to become a preferred hang-out spot in your house. By adding a few bar stools on one side of the kitchen island, you can spend quality time with your partner or kids while you cook.
8. Put Up Art Pieces
You probably have artwork in your bedroom and living room, why not the kitchen? Putting up artwork and other art pieces will make your kitchen feel more welcoming.
9. Update Storage Containers
Mismatched storage containers and spice jars make your kitchen look messy. For better organization and convenience, buy new storage containers and jars. Channel your inner Monica Gellar and label all your spices and containers.
10. Style It Up
What’s stopping you from creating a magazine-esque kitchen? Make your kitchen Pinterest perfect by styling it up with colourful vases, statement bowls, fresh flowers, and textured rugs. Putting your best dinnerware on display is one of the easiest ways to style your kitchen.
Interior transformation doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Hopefully, the tips mentioned above inspire you to revamp your kitchen.