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5 Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen on a Budget

Often there's nothing actually wrong with our kitchens - we just don't like the way they look. Thankfully, there are several cosmetic solutions to this kitchen conundrum - and the best part? They're also inexpensive! So, if you're looking to update your kitchen on a budget, here are 5 ways to refresh your kitchen without spending a fortune!

1. Be clever with colour

Choosing a colour scheme is one of the first (and most important) decisions you will make during this process - especially when you're trying to update your kitchen on a budget. So here are some tips to help you pick the perfect colour and avoid any costly mistakes:

A modern kitchen2. Clean up your cabinets

Rather than forking out for brand new cabinetry, give your cabinets a new lease of life with a fresh lick of paint! Whether you choose the colourful route or opt for more neutral tones, painting your cabinets is one of the most effective ways to update your kitchen on a budget.

You can even add new handles to complete the transformation. Not only will they make your cabinets look more expensive, but they also add another element of colour and texture.

3. Add texture with tiling

Whether your backsplash has seen better days or you're looking to add some more texture to your walls, new tiling is the way to go. There are plenty of affordable options out there, and the finish is just as impressive! They add interest to your walls, they're easy to clean, and they reflect light beautifully. Plus, there's so much choice!

So, will you go for a dark colour with a brickwork pattern? Or bright white and a herringbone design?

a blue kitchen to represent how to update your kitchen on a budget4. Opt for open shelving

Open shelves can be a beautiful way to update your kitchen on a budget.

They are great for incorporating new colours and textures into your design and make for a stunning focal point alongside your cabinetry.

Wooden shelves add warmth and create an earthy rustic feel, whilst metallic ones create a cooler, more modern look. Decorate them with your favourite plants and accessories, and you can create a beautiful display, all for the price of two planks of wood!

5. Throw out your old tap

When renovating our kitchens, we tend to focus on the larger tasks. However, without the intricate details to polish it all off, you can't truly transform your space. So, what does this have to do with your tap?

Your tap is the perfect example of how a small, inexpensive change can really elevate your kitchen. And with such a variety of choices, from the shape, colour and finish - why wouldn't you want a fancier tap? 

(Also, when choosing any hardware, think about matching your metallics. Having a consistent theme throughout your entire kitchen will create an expensive and cohesive look.)

a kitchen tapRefresh your kitchen for a fraction of the price

So there you have it - 5 ways to update your kitchen on a budget! Refreshing your kitchen doesn't always have to cost an arm and a leg - you just need some inspiration, (and maybe a little elbow grease). With that said, we hope that we've inspired you to tackle your own kitchen transformation and even save some money in the process!



Need help designing your dream kitchen?

As a kitchen designer, I love creating a stunning space where life is easy and memories are made! If your kitchen needs upgrading, modernising or a complete renovation, let’s have a conversation and see what you could do with your space.

A new kitchen with a specialist design is more cost-effective than you may think – just get in touch with us today for a free in-store kitchen design consultation and we’ll show you how.

Emma Reed – Kitchen designer – 01792 712000


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