Ways to give your kitchen a makeover without a hefty budget
The kitchen is the heart of most people’s homes. Turning it from dated and drab into a vibrant and attractive room that family and friends will enjoy spending time in can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, there are ways to makeover the hub of the house without breaking the bank.
Here are a few tips on how to renovate your kitchen on a tight budget:
Paint instead of replacing cabinets
If your kitchen cupboards are looking tired and old-fashioned, try giving them a bit of personality with a new colour scheme. As well as being cheaper than forking out to have every door refitted, painting them yourself gives you much more control over how they end up looking. Keeping the original materials also avoids wastage, as well as saving money.
Make an impression with your backsplash
Covering the walls behind this working area with ceramic or glass tiles can make the space more attractive, as well as functional. These materials are relatively affordable and the area they are required to cover isn’t large. Have fun with patterns and colours to bring elegance, vibrancy and flair to your kitchen.
Change your appliances’ colours
Appliances can be pricey to replace but are a highly visible part of the kitchen. Breathe fresh life into these often-bulky items by getting hold of some appliance paint, which comes in many bright and eye-catching colours. Durable and stain resistant, giving appliances a lick of paint could turn your bland white goods into exciting statement pieces.
Change the lights
The style of light fittings and how lights are arranged can have an enormous impact on a kitchen’s atmosphere. Light separate areas of a kitchen individually, in particular the worktops and socialising areas, and use multiple sources of light in a layered effect, to make the room appear bigger.
Repurpose other items
A kitchen island is a popular and useful addition to a kitchen, providing extra counter space and storage. Unfortunately, having a full island fitted is not a cheap decision. Luckily, it isn’t too hard to convert an old dresser or cabinet. Remove some of the drawers or doors, repaint the item, and add a suitable countertop and you’ll have a beautiful one-of-a-kind installation.
Update the taps
Replacing dreary and utilitarian taps with something modern and sleek, can automatically change the look of your kitchen for the better. While your ideal kitchen renovation might involve changing the whole sink, new taps alone are affordable and effectual.
Implementing some of the above tweaks and changes can be a fun and cost-effective way to give your kitchen a vibrant overhaul without requiring a hefty budget.