How to Upgrade your Kitchen without Breaking the Bank

How to upgrade your kitchen without breaking the bank

Simple changes can transform the whole look and feel of your kitchen. If you want to give your kitchen a fresh new look, consider these ideas—best part, they won’t break the bank!

Put a textured backsplash 

A new backsplash in the kitchen is the perfect opportunity to inject some personality and style into the room, livening it up without the hassle of having to do a full remodel. This is a fun project that you can get really creative with by choosing different colors, materials, and finishes.

Give the cabinets a new colour 

If you like the style of your existing cabinets, they’re still functioning well or new ones aren’t in the budget right now, painting them over is your best option. Choose a colour that complements the other elements in the room and get ready to go from “ow” to “wow!” Now, remember that even coats are the keys to a successful paint job. Take the time to sand the surfaces until smooth, caulk as needed. Expert hack: try using pieces of a brown paper bag to sand between coats. It smooths and knocks down the high spots without dulling/removing as much paint as sandpaper.

Add fancy-looking handles to your drawers and cabinets 

Speaking of cabinets, another idea you can do is to change their handles. Kitchen handles are like jewellery for your cabinets, so they should speak to your style–be that contemporary, modern, vintage or traditional. They have a significant impact on the finish of a kitchen cupboard or drawer and they have the potential to change the entire look and feel of the room.

Choose creative and practical flooring 


Kitchen floor needs a new face? When picking out items for the flooring, it’s essential to consider the daily wear and tear these materials will face. For a more active family, laminate wood floors would be a great choice. They look exactly like wood and are a lot more durable, plus laminate is typically less expensive than traditional hardwood.

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