Full remodels are a hard thing to commit to. Not only can they be expensive, they can make life difficult during the process. Whether it is time, money or fear that stands in your way, there are still ways to update your kitchen without a massive project. If you can’t stand your cabinets, or they are falling apart, cabinet refacing is definitely a great (budget friendly and quick) option. For those who want to bide time for a few years till a full remodel can be in the picture, or if your kitchen is “good enough”, but you’d like to add some pizzazz, you’re in the right place!
Lighting makes a huge impact in the home. Pendent lights can be a beautiful the focal point in a kitchen, if the space is calling for it! There are many cheap options on the market these days, too! Rustic, industrial, vintage and many other styles to fit every taste. However, if you are uncomfortable with switching out lighting, there are always wall plug options that make life simple!
The absolute easiest way to dress up a space is to pick, good looking, every day items. Canisters, cutting boards, storage for spices, cook books etc. A home that always looks staged will always feel classier. If you have a few go-to cook books, displaying them on your counter will make your kitchen feel much more “show room worthy”. For example, the canisters in the image here, I purchased for $4.99 a piece! It took a lot of hunting till I found ones the perfect ones on a budget. Keep an eye out for things whenever you are shopping, and you’ll be bound to find something that your kitchen is calling for!
A very quick and easy way to change the feel of a kitchen is changing, or adding, hardware. Knobs and pulls can be found on a budget, and there are many beautiful styles out there. Count the number of knobs and pulls you need before hand so you can get a rough idea of what you’ll be paying!
Remove upper cabinet doors
Glass cabinet doors are the leading trend right now in kitchen design, however, that isn’t in the budget for everyone. Removing the doors gives the same look and feel, but it is free! It is the easiest way to add a sense of spaciousness to a small kitchen.