5 Budget-Friendly Kitchen Make-Over Tips

If your kitchen is looking a little tired and worn out, but you don’t have enough money for a complete refit, you will be pleased to hear that there are many ways to update your kitchen for less.

From replacing your kitchen cabinet doors to recovering your kitchen worktops to installing fresh lighting, keep reading to discover the top five budget-friendly kitchen make-over tips that will transform your kitchen from bleak to beautiful.

1.   Replace your cabinet doors

Arguably the most effective way to make your kitchen feel as though it has had a complete make-over when in actual fact you have only changed one element is purchasing kitchen replacement doors. This is a must for anyone wanting to update their kitchen without breaking the bank.

Alternatively, if you are on a shoe-string budget, you may want to consider painting your existing cabinet doors. However, be warned, you need to use high-quality paint, or the end result will be less than desirable.

2.   Recover your kitchen workshop

If you have splashed the cash buying new cabinet doors, you can save big by not replacing your kitchen worktops but instead taking the time to recover and revitalise them.

Whatever your style or budget, you can find several exciting ways to bring your worktops back to life, such as painting them, using sheet laminate, or covering them with tiles.

Another great tip for laminate worktops is to restore their shine by applying a laminate polish with a clean cloth. Once applied, leave to dry and then buff. You will notice your once dull worktops are now restored to their original glory.

3.   Create a feature wall

If your kitchen is feeling a bit uninspiring, why not think about creating a feature wall? Use patterned wallpaper to add a vibrant splash of colour to an otherwise drab and dreary wall.

Make sure you use wallpaper that is specifically designed for use in the kitchen, i.e., one that is both steam and heat resistant.

4.   Purchase matching appliances

For those that want to completely change the colour scheme in their kitchen, you can achieve this without spending a fortune by simply painting the walls a different colour and then buying matching appliances to tie in the style together.

Don’t worry about changing your big expensive appliances. Acquiring a matching kettle, toaster, and other small kitchen accessories will be more than enough to make an impact.

5.   Install new lighting

Lighting has the ability to completely change the ambience in a room, and when it comes to lighting in your kitchen, you want to be able to create different moods. For example, you need bright, practical lights in areas where you are cooking but more muted lighting in areas for socialising.

Popular lighting options for the kitchen include:

  • Task lighting such as spotlights
  • Halogen bulbs on your extractor
  • Overhead lighting above an island

You may think that you need to spend a fortune to give your kitchen a make-over, but you really don’t. Why not try one of the above top tips and see how you get on?

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