Remodeling a kitchen can come at a staggering cost, but there’s no need to spend a fortune to give your tire kitchen a fresh look. There are numerous simple, easy and budget-friendly ways to reinvent your kitchen. From painting your cabinets to updating your lighting fixtures, getting your dream kitchen can be achieved and all it takes is a bit of hard-work, time and creativity. Here are some easy ideas to transform and refresh your kitchen.
1 : Improve Storage
Not creating enough storage is a major design flaw and the reason for that may be due to budget concerns or not having enough space for a built-in-cabinet storage. It is not necessary to buy brand new and expensive cabinets to maximize your kitchen storage, there are storage solutions you can do without hurting your wallet. All you need is creativity to come up with storage tricks around your existing space. You can create hanging storage for pots and pans, over-the-door organizers for your favorite spices, use storage containers to save room in cabinets and pull-out drawers in a cupboard instantly make every spare inch of space useful.
2 : Let the Light In
Good lighting is important in your kitchen’s overall design; it is the easiest way to change the feel and atmosphere of the room. It also helps insetting the mood and even highlights any artwork or architecture you have in your kitchen. It is ideal to have spotlights over the worktops, halogen bulbs on the extractor and overhead lighting with ambient light in your dining area. Having a great lighting design can provide an illusion of more space and it is an inexpensive task you can do in order for your kitchen to stand out from others and give it a bit of your personal touch.
3: Choosing Open Shelves
Considering open shelves when renovation or modifying your kitchen is a fantastic way to make the space seem larger than it actually is.Open shelves are simple and quicker to organize and provides a more engaging and attractive space for your guests.
4: Make Feature Wall
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to liven up your kitchen decor without having to undergo a complete remodeling is creating a feature wall. It can give focus on a certain space to set it apart from the rest of the room. You can create a feature wall by putting up wallpaper or paintingthe walls in of the season’s latest color palette.
5: Paint Your Cabinet
Painting kitchen cabinets is one of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a fresh new look and feel. Giving your cabinets a fresh coat of paint can save you money and time during remodeling. If you have a neutral colored wall, it’s easy to give your kitchen a fresh by incorporating the latest colour scheme available.
Updating your cabinet’s doors and handles is probably one of the easiest and quickest ways to change the look of the room if the cabinet itself is in good condition. Give your cabinets a new look by replacing its old knobs and pulls with something more modern or decorative keeping in mind not to get something too personal which tends to be a bit tacky at times.
7: Brighten Up Your Kitchen With Accessories
Another cheap way to renovate your kitchen to make it look brand new without having to do any heavy work is by accessorizing it. If chosen carefully, using attractive and inexpensive kitchen accessories can give your kitchen scheme a bright and fresh new look. Use open shelves as a display for practical items and unique pieces instead of putting it away on drawers and you can even give it a touch of your personal style. You can also reorganize your worktop, put up shutters, artworks and decorative lights to liven up the room.
8: Replace or Cover Counter Tops
Replacing counter tops is not as expensive as you think, especially of you only have a certain feet of space to cover and you can also do some of the work yourself. If you have a few hundreds of dollars to spare, you can make your cabinets look more special with a new laminate surface or a but chockablock. If you’re on a really tight budget, painting your laminate counter tops is a cheap and easy way to give it a new look.
9: Put up Window Treatments
It’s hard to plan where to exactly begin in making your kitchen ideal. Window treatments are probably among the best places to start your project. When furnishing your kitchen, whether it’s classic or modern, the curtain is one of the most important elements in your kitchen that you cannot oversee.It’s a great way to make your kitchen look elegant keeping in mind that the color and style of the curtain should blend with scheme of your kitchen.
If you have a modern kitchen, use bold colors and fabric styles which can vary from vintage to trendy. For a classic kitchen, use a curtain that will create a sense of balance in the ambiance of your space. If you’re opting for a country style, your choice of curtain should be more natural which will blend greatly with the decor.
10: Add a Back Splash
Back splash can be considered as an important factor in your kitchen’s design, it’s a focal point that adds a unique look in your kitchen and will not hurt your budget since it only co versa limited square footage. The most popular choice in creating one is tile for its style versatility, cost and easy application. However, if you lack the skills to install the tile or budget to hire a contractor, you can try painting the space with a semi-glossy paint instead.
It is easy to get a brand new kitchen of if you have a budget, but you need to ask yourself first if you really need to break the bank just to get the kitchen of your dreams. You don’t have to spend a lot of money just to achieve the ideal kitchen you have in mind, all you have to do is to size up what you already have, work on what you want, then assess if you can accomplish the result you’re after with these easy and inexpensive solutions.
Sarah Del Rosario is an aspiring interior designer and painter. When not working, she contributes articles at The Chicago Living.