They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, so if yours is looking a bit tired and dated, there are some inexpensive things you can do to update the look on a budget.
What makes a high-end kitchen stand out from the rest are the details and finishes, and this is something you can incorporate without having to replace all the cabinets. For example, if you have plain, white cabinets consider painting the center and adding trim molding around the edges to create a paneling effect. Instant makeover! Changing out the hardware can also go a long way.
Another simple thing you can do to create a more expensive look is to add a new backsplash. Even single accent tiles placed along the back with trim can give a kitchen a more custom style. Just glue them on with Liquid Nails.
If you have some money to spend, replacing the appliances and countertops would be the best investment made. However, if a new granite countertop is not within budget, remember the material also comes in square tiles (less expensive than a complete slab), and of course, there’s always the affordable Formica. The latter can even be purchased at a home improvement store ready-made, so it’s a matter of “out with the old and in with the new” in one day in terms of installation.
Finally, the most inexpensive thing you can do is give the kitchen a new coat of paint and add new accessories. Baskets can be used as wall art, fruits in a bowl as a decorative touch on a countertop, and new towels and rugs can make a big difference infusing the space with style. Go ahead and spice up your kitchen with these fun ideas!