Need to update your kitchen?
There’s little denying that the kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms in the home to update. Whether you are remodeling or renovating your kitchen, look to spend thousands of dollars bare minimum. This can be discouraging if you’ve found yourself in a position of wanting to make your kitchen look more inviting and modern. There is good news, however! There are plenty of ways you can update your kitchen without having to break the bank. Let’s go over ten simple things you can do to spice up your kitchen and give it that update you desire. Ten Simple Hacks to Update Your Kitchen on the Cheap
#1: Add a fresh coat of paint
Painting your kitchen a different color or even simply repainting with the same color can give off that sense of freshness that brings new life into your space. Neutral colors are popular and often safer choices than picking something too bright or extravagant; however, nothing says you can’t add plenty of colors to capture the eyes!
#2: Repurpose rugs
Sometimes it’s not what you see above you but what is literally underneath your feet that needs more attention. Switching out floor mats or rugs around the house can do enough to change things around the kitchen, particularly if it matches or works well with whatever floor pattern you have.
#3: Refinish cabinets
People are often surprised just how expensive it can be to purchase or add new cabinets into your kitchen. Rather than spending thousands of dollars for a little extra storage space, take your existing cabinets and give them a nice refinishing. Cabinets already in fair condition can be sanded down again and stained to look brand new. They can even be painted an entirely different color to make it seem like you went out and bought them new!
#4: Create your own coffee bar
Who doesn’t love coffee, right? Wouldn’t you like to have your own coffee bar? Well, with a few simple tricks, you absolutely can! If you have the counter space for it, rearrange some things to store your coffee grounds, a few mugs, and your coffee maker. Even one or two coffee-related decorations can create that coffee bar space you’ll keep coming back to!
#5: Create your own focal point
One of the best ways you can take control of your own kitchen space and what people see is to create a focal point. If you have a window on one end of the kitchen, consider cleaning it and adding fresh paint around the borders, along with adding a small curtain to give it some character. Adding a light fixture is another great way to outshine any flaws in your kitchen.
#6: Label your shelves
It may not immediately make sense but labeling your shelving can be a unique, eye-catching way of not only making your kitchen stand out but also making it easier to find certain items. If you have open shelving, labeling one for your food processor, another for your crockpot, and another for your blender can add some style to an otherwise bland kitchen space.
#7: Feature art
There’s not a written rule that abstains you from featuring non-kitchen décor in your kitchen. If you have any purchased artwork around the house, consider making a space for it by your cabinets or above your dining space.
#8: Replace hardware
Adding new knobs, pull handles, and the like can also add value to your kitchen. Sometimes all it takes is a nice, shiny new object to add to the appeal!
#9: Add or replace the backsplash
Adding an interesting tiling pattern to your kitchen wall often works wonders for bringing your kitchen even more to life, and it can be done on a budget! If you’re uncertain what type of pattern to choose, homedepot.com has a variety of options to choose from.
#10: Hang open shelves
Lastly, hanging open shelves can do a lot to add flare to your kitchen and really update your kitchen. It’s also a great way to showcase your own collection of décor from your finest glasses to your bowls.
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