4 Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget

Never underestimate the power of the finishing touches.

You spend so much time in your kitchen that it is no wonder you are itching for an update. Not only will a quick change here and a swap out there ensure that you enjoy the heart of your home, it can also increase the value of it when it comes time to move. Whether you are looking for a weekend project or you just want to get the biggest bang for your buck, here are some easy, inexpensive updates you can give your kitchen in a flash.

Make Paint Your Friend

You have heard it before, and you will definitely hear it again: Paint is one of the best tools available to transform any room in your home. In your kitchen, there is no limit to what paint can do for you. Use it to make your cupboards pop or spruce up your backsplash. If you are really feeling bold, you can choose two contrasting colors to cover up your upper and lower cabinetry. Even your floors can benefit from a little loving care from a paintbrush, just try to avoid solid black or white because they will show every single crumb.

Get New Accessories

Never underestimate the power of the finishing touches. Sometimes, all it takes to update your kitchen is to change the decorative elements, like the kitchen island centerpiece or the chandelier. Even a stylish woven or wood tray to hold all of your frequently used spices can make a world of difference to the appearance of your countertops.

Hardware has a huge impact on the overall look of your kitchen.

Switch Out the Hardware

You may not really pay attention to the little knob you grab to get a spoon or the handle you hang onto to fetch a plate, but these little pieces of metal can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your kitchen. Just keep in mind that the room uses several of them, so make sure you know the exact quantity you need before you head to the store. That way, you won't fall in love with something that will put you over your budget.

Get Creative with the Cabinets

Completely replacing your cabinetry is one way to update your kitchen, but it is not exactly cheap. Instead, simply take off the doors to liven up the space. This will give you the appearance of the popular glass-front cabinets without the expense of the actual glass. Simple fill in the screw holes and repaint the wood (this is a great opportunity to switch up the color!), and you are set. You can also use this inexpensive change as the perfect excuse to get those new dishes you have been wanting.

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