Are you ready to make a big change in your kitchen without investing a ton of money or taking on a huge renovation project? These simple updates will give your kitchen a new look without breaking the bank or taking up a ton of your time.
Paint Your Cabinets
For under $50, you can totally transform your kitchen! A fresh coat of paint on your kitchen cabinets is an easy way to transform the entire room on a budget. In addition to being a cost-effective way to improve the look of the room, painting your cabinets is a relatively easy DIY project. To achieve the best results, remove all the hardware, clean, and sand all the surfaces before you begin painting.
Open shelving is a hot design trend in kitchens right now. And luckily, adding some open shelving to your kitchen is a simple (and budget-friendly) task. Whether you’re hoping to fill an open space on your walls or replace some unattractive upper cabinets, open shelving is a great way to make a big impact to your kitchen design. On top of adding a new design element to your kitchen’s walls, shelves also give you space to add more interesting décor to your kitchen.
Adding or removing window treatments in any room can make a huge difference to the room’s design. Simple bamboo blinds or sheer curtains can add an interesting decorative element to your windows without blocking much-needed natural light.
While natural light is a desirable feature for most kitchens, indoor lighting is also a necessity. Swapping out boring or outdated light fixtures with an eye-catching fixture will add instant visual appeal to your kitchen.
Organize the Pantry
Sorting and rearranging the items in your pantry in coordinated and labeled containers will instantly make your kitchen look cleaner and more organized. Use clear bins for common pantry items like baking supplies, cereals and grains and put smaller items, like coffee, beans, and popcorn kernels in jars. Add baskets with reusable labels for items like snacks and canned goods.
Replace the Faucet
Since the sink is often the centerpiece of the kitchen, replacing the faucet can make a big impact. While trendier models, like the hands free versions, may have a higher price tag, a simple change in the faucet’s design or finish can make a big impact without costing too much.
Swap out the Hardware
If painting your kitchen cabinets is a bigger job than you want to tackle, consider swapping out the cabinet hardware instead. Different styles of cabinet hardware can completely change the look of the kitchen. Sleek and streamlined brass handles can create a modern look, while rustic oil rubbed bronze adds a farmhouse touch to the room.
Paint the Walls
Head to your local Home Depot and look for the cart that has "Oops" paint! Whole gallons are going for as low as $5! There might be a color you like or you can have them dye it differently. Greys and blue are popular right now.