Kitchen Upgrades: How to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget

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Are you dreaming of a new kitchen?

Granite counter tops and brand new stainless steel appliances, oh my.

If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t have $30,000 lying around, which is the average amount you can expect to spend on full kitchen upgrades.

Fortunately, you don’t have to shell out that much money to get a new look. We’ve come up with a few tips to help you give your kitchen a makeover.

Read on for 5 kitchen beauty tips.

Add a New Backsplash

A backsplash is a simple way to give your kitchen the new look you’ve been hoping for. There are unlimited designs you can do. Whether you prefer flowers or a family emblem, a backsplash is a perfect way to reflect who your family is.

You can use tiles from the hardware store for a DIY project.

Swap Out the Lighting

Adding new lights to your kitchen can change your entire perspective of the room. Pendant lights are easy to install and are a great focal point for your kitchen.

Lights can be anywhere for a couple bucks, to a few thousand dollars.

Choose a light style that matches your kitchen appliances. For example, if you have stainless steel appliances try to find stainless steel lighting. If you’re sporting white appliances, you won’t want black light shades.

Spruce Up Your Cabinets

There are a few things you can do to your cabinets that will make drastic changes to your kitchen.

Paint Job

A quick paint job over your cabinets will make them look brand new. Choose a color that matches your walls, or go big with a bright accent. All white can be boring, try a baby blue with dark blue trims.

Change the Handles

You’ve seen the fancy handles in the hardware store. They’re not super expensive, but you’ve never known what to do with them.

Now is the time.

Find a fancy style or go modern with your handles. Whatever you choose, just make sure you match the theme of your kitchen.

Remove the Doors

What? Remove the doors?

Yes. A new style for kitchen cabinets is an open face. By removing the doors, you give yourself the opportunity to show off your beautiful dishes and wine glasses.

Use small appliances for smart decor.

Add an Accent Wall

An accent wall could be just what your kitchen needs. A half gallon of paint is fairly cheap at the hardware store, and you can customize it any way you want.

You can do just one solid color (make sure it matches your backsplash and new cabinet colors), or you can add words, quotes, pictures, anything really.

Replace Your Countertop

Give new life to your kitchen with a fresh countertop.

Replacing an old countertop doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think. There any tons of different designs and materials that counters can be made out of.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a design, you can reach out to a professional that specializes in custom kitchens. They will help you build your dream kitchen for your dream budget.

Get Kitchen Upgrades

Your dream kitchen doesn’t have to stay a dream. Make all your kitchen upgrades come to life with these simple tips.

Love our DIY projects? Check out our other DIY posts for more at home ideas.

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