7 Kitchen Makeover Ideas on a Budget

Having spent much more time preparing your meals at home during the quarantine season, you might have considered updating your kitchen. You don’t really need a deep pocket to give your space a fresher look. In this blog post, we have compiled 7 ways to upgrade the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank:

1. Paint your kitchen cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are still in relatively excellent condition, a fresh coat of paint can be all you need to transform your kitchen. Here’s a great before-and-after example of how paint can change your kitchen from dark and outdated to bright, airy, and modern.

2. Replace your cabinet door handles

Replacing your kitchen cabinet door handles can help transform your kitchen. High-quality handles can make your cabinets look expensive.

3. Install open shelves

If your cabinet doors are in bad shape, consider removing the doors and keep your open shelving. It’s trendy and a great way to display your favorite pieces.

READ: 5 Ways to Create Open Pantry Space in your Home

4. Update your taps

Updating your old taps with new options can easily give your sink area a facelift.

5. Improve your lighting

Lighting can make a huge difference to a kitchen makeover. Make sure you have ample lighting. Placing pendant lights over a bench can add extra interest to your room.

6. Refresh the splashback

Your splashback is a relatively small area where you can go all out on your makeover project without spending too much. There are several ways that could be done at low cost, but with significant impact. You can either replace with new tiles if you have the budget, or you can just use tile paint and paint over your existing tiles.

Tips on painting your splashback here: How to Paint Your Tile Backsplash in 5 Simple Steps

7. Update chipped floor tiles

If you have chipped floor tiles and you have the budget to upgrade, replacing the tiles can be a great idea. If there’s hardwood beneath the old tiles, removing the tiles altogether and refinishing the wood can be a great option.