Is there a way to bring new life to your old kitchen without spending a fortune? If you’re not ready to remodel the entire room, and want to introduce a few tweaks that will significantly change its appearance, you’ve come to the right spot. The seven tips below are here to give you a helping hand and transform the way your favorite room looks while staying within budget.
1. Upgrade The Backsplash
Getting a new backsplash is an excellent idea if yours is old or you don’t have one at all. Thanks to the many fun, trendy tile designs that are available on the market, it will feel like you’re entering a completely different kitchen. This small project will only take a few days, and it will be a budget decision. You’ll only need a few essential tools and materials like a tile cutter (an angle grinder with a few diamond grinding wheels will do), grout, trowel, sponge, and a level, for example.
Go for modern, printed tiles that are eye-catching to add a wow factor to the room. If you prefer monochrome designs you can lay them in a herringbone pattern and still achieve a unique appearance. Another route to take is peel-and-stick tiles and backsplashes that are even more affordable and easy to install.
2. Paint The Island
If you have a kitchen island you probably already know that it’s the centerpiece in the room. However, if it’s starting to look outdated, there are a few things you can do to bring back its old glory. Start by painting it with a fresh coat of paint or refresh it in a new colorway. The next thing you can try is adding modern hardware to make it look even fancier. Finally, if it’s within your budget, change the island countertop.
3. New Window Treatments
The kitchen should be a room with plenty of natural light. Getting kitchen window coverings that let light peek through and elevate the room’s design means that the kitchen will be more on-trend and the room will appear larger.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with curtains and striking hardware, especially if the rest of the kitchen features a minimalist design.
4. Try Open Shelves
Upper cabinets with doors can make the space feel quite cramped. One of the latest kitchen design trends that will make it feel like a brand new room is open shelves. This concept might sound hectic and exposed, but it can be such a fashionable way to style your dishes, platters, herbs, kitchen books, glasses, etc. It’s not only highly functional, but it will also spark your creativity and make you want to spend hours arranging the shelves so that the kitchen looks like it just escaped Pinterest.
There are two ways you can get floating shelves, both equally budget-friendly. The first option includes removing your upper cabinets and installing new shelves, and the second includes keeping the cabinets by just removing their doors.
5. Add A Hint Of Green
When we say green, we mean transforming the kitchen into a plant oasis! This is one of the rooms where you can add plants without worrying it will be too much. One of the best ways to freshen up the space is with herbs planted in cute pots. You can display them on your open shelves and pick fresh leaves whenever you need to.
6. Get A New, Eye-Catching Faucet
The faucet and sink are easily the part of your kitchen where you spend a lot of time. So, why not give it an upgrade and elevate it with a new, fabulous faucet design? Buying a faucet won’t be a significant investment, but it will be a breath of fresh air to the room.
There are numerous styles, finishes, and colors you can choose from, all equally modern and functional. If you have a basic faucet that’s been there for a while, ensure to pick a unique design that stands out and screams chic.
7. Use Wallpaper
Wallpaper in the kitchen is probably not the first idea on your mind, but let us elaborate. Adding wallpaper to a single wall is a brilliant move because it’s affordable, easy to implement, and fun. Since there are so many different designs, patterns, textures, and colors, you can easily find a wallpaper that will fit well with the rest of the kitchen interior. Your best bet is to cover a wall or two- adding more can be a risky decision.
Going from zero to ten when it comes to renovating rooms usually requires a hefty budget. Thankfully, we did all the research for you and are here to help you refinish your old kitchen without spending a fortune. Some of the most affordable but appearance-changing ideas include upgrading the backsplash with stylish tiles, adding new window treatments, amping up the kitchen island, tying an open shelf concept, adding greenery, trying wallpaper on one or two walls, and getting an eye-catching faucet. All these ideas are straightforward, and you can do them without the help of a professional.