Is your kitchen looking old and tired? Renovating your kitchen can be costly and takes a lot of time and organization.
But don’t despair — we’ve compiled our top three quick and budget-friendly tips you can do in your kitchen. These tips will bring something fresh to your space without blowing through your savings or sacrificing every future weekend. It might even feel like you have a brand new kitchen.
1. Paint the Cabinets
Painting your kitchen cabinets is one of the easiest changes you can make to your kitchen, and it will have a dramatic impact. You can choose the color, and with everything from gentle creams to hot pinks and sage greens available, your options are endless.
If you get bored of the color scheme in a year or so, you can simply re-paint them. Painting cabinets can be done in a day or two with only a couple of paint cans, making this a cost-effective option.
If you don’t have the time or energy to repaint your whole kitchen and want something a little higher-end than just a coat of paint, research a local cabinet maker who will make you custom cabinets to fit your space and vision. This is an excellent option if you’re short on time and have some spare cash to invest. These replacements will last a long time, making this a good investment while giving your space a total facelift.
Making your home look clean, tidy, and fresh can be easily achieved by having clean surfaces and open spaces. To do this, declutter all your counter space and make sure you have room to cook, socialize, and enjoy the open feel. If the look isn’t enough to motivate you, consider that clutter can be highly detrimental to your health.
One of the easiest ways to make your home look more put together is by adding extra storage so everything is where it belongs and every single item has a place. If you have duplicate items, consider donating them or giving them to a friend.
If in doubt, throw it out. Nobody needs to own two blenders or an extra toaster oven; think of all the space these small appliances take up. Give your kitchen space to breathe, and having clean surfaces lets light bounce around the room, making it seem bigger and more open.
Decluttering is free, and in turn, you have more space and feel more relaxed. What’s not to love?
3. Add Finishing Touches
This tip can make your kitchen look like it’s been cut out straight from a magazine. Some cheap and easy additions can include displaying unpeeled citrus fruits, like oranges, lemons, and limes in a bowl for up to a week at room temperature rather than stuffing them away.
If you’ve got a lot of empty space which looks more sparse than chic, you can fill the space by displaying your favorite recipe books and fresh-cut flowers, like a bunch of tulips or hydrangeas. Our top tip is to color code the books together, and if they match the flowers too, this is definitely magazine-worthy.
If you find fresh flowers too high maintenance, you can always opt for pot plants or potted herbs to make your kitchen look more homely. Herbs like coriander, basil, and mint can be bought easily in stores and are simple to care for. These touches will make your kitchen feel homey and pleasant.
Refresh Your Kitchen
Giving your kitchen a quick and affordable update is easy with these tips. Simply getting rid of extra belongings while purposefully adding things that bring you joy can instantly make your kitchen look more welcoming and put together. Try our tips and see how painting cabinets and adding some finishing touches can change the whole look.