Achieve a luxury looking kitchen on a budget
10 Smart Ways to Spice Up Your Kitchen
Kitchen remodelling projects are all the rage these days, but not everyone has the time, or the budget, to tear out the entire room and rebuild it from scratch. If you love spending time in your kitchen but hate the way it looks, there are simple and inexpensive ways to make it look better. These simple kitchen updates are easy enough to do on your own, and they will not bust your budget or break the bank.
Give the space a good scrubbing
There is nothing like a top-to-bottom cleaning to give your kitchen new life. So, grab your scrub brush, get out your cleaning supplies and get going.
Add some artwork
You will be surprised at the difference a simple print can make. Whether you choose a classic country print or a thoroughly modern piece of art, your kitchen will look better than ever before.
Paint the walls
A new coat of paint will make your kitchen look fresh and new and you do not have to break the bank to do it. All you need are a few gallons of paint, some brushes and time to get it done.
Refresh your backsplash
Whether you paint it, spruce it up with metal and copper or just clean up what you have, a new backsplash can make a world of difference.
Plant an herb garden
Cooking with fresh herbs is a great way to improve the taste of your meals, and the herb garden you crave could be as close as your own windowsill. Just pick up some small flower pots, an assortment of seeds and get ready to enjoy fresh herbs every time you cook.
Open things up
If you love your cabinets but hate the doors, why not convert your kitchen to open storage? Show off those copper pots and other cooking essentials instead of hiding them behind cabinet doors.
Stencil the walls
Adding a border stencil to your kitchen is a great way to update its look for even less than a fresh coat of paint. Whether you buy premade stencils or make your own, you can give your kitchen a whole new look.
Add new kitchen doors
You will be surprised at the difference a new set of kitchen doors can make to your kitchen. Just pick up a fresh set and get started.
Add some under-counter lights
Under-counter lights will add beauty and drama to your kitchen cabinets, and buying them will not break the bank. Place electric under-counter lights where you can, and complete the look with battery-powered models.
Use throw rugs to brighten up the space
Whether your kitchen floors are tile, hardwood or something else, some colourful throw rugs will brighten things up and make your cooking space more fun.