Last updated on September 20th, 2022
Is your kitchen starting to look tired? And you’ve been wondering how you can spruce it up without burning a hole in your pocket? Well, we have good news for you! You don’t really have to shell out much to redecorate the interiors of your kitchen if you decide to be creative about it.
Don’t believe us? Have a look at the ways in which you can transform your kitchen on a budget.
1. Replace the old, worn-out jars
One thing that can make your kitchen look unsightly and in need of desperate measures is – tired-looking storage jars. Replace them with stylish and convenient ones easily available online. And trust us, they don’t cost as much as you think. And with the options available today, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Just make sure you look at their durability before making the purchase.
2. Paint your cabinets. And yes, you can paint over laminate!
Why replace your kitchen cabinets when you can paint them? Painting your kitchen cabinets can revive them instantly, without it costing you too much. Do your kitchen cabinets have laminates? That shouldn’t be able to deter you, as laminates can be painted over. Yes, you heard us right.
Experts advise using a primer that adheres to laminates before using paint or choosing a paint that is specifically made for laminates.
3. Just replace cabinet doors and drawer fronts
Your cabinets and drawers may look like they are in need of a complete change, but if their bones are still strong, you can think of giving them a new lease on life with just new doors and drawer fronts. It’s way less expensive and time-consuming and can give you a spanking new kitchen, just like that!
4. Try chalkboard paint
Chalkboard paint is truly God’s gift to kitchen makeovers on a budget. You can add chalkboard paint on your kitchen walls not only to give it a modern and fun vibe, but it can help you create something truly useful. You can use the space to write the day’s menu, jot down the grocery list, or even your favorite recipe. And erase it all when you want to!
5. Add statement lighting
Make sure your kitchen is lit right with attractive and functional lighting. You can try new pendant lights, change the existing ambient lights, or add some task lighting under your cabinets. Out of these, pendant lights are the most striking and have the greatest visual appeal. And you can easily find them in a variety of designs that match your design aesthetic.
6. Get creative with vertical space
The more you use the kitchen, the more you find storage space dwindling. And no one likes a messy countertop. You can revamp your storage space by adding vertical storage on the backsplash. You can hang mugs, ladles, dishcloths and display them in style. This won’t just keep your counters mess-free, but add visual interest to your cooking space.
You can also create a nifty storage space on the counter to keep your extra essentials. Pick stylish corner stands in compact designs to keep your things well organized on the countertop, making it easy for you to reach for things you need often.
7. Replace the frayed runner with a colorful one
Don’t use a kitchen runner? You won’t look back once you start! A runner helps soak up spills, avoids accidents, and also prevents painful feet from long hours of cooking. If you’ve been using one and it seems to have lost its shine, replace it with one in a bright color and peppy patterns, and see your cooking space feeling like a million dollars!
That isn’t going to cost much, is it?
Of course not. Reinventing your kitchen decor doesn’t have to be expensive. There are always less costly alternatives available, one just needs to think out-of-the-box. And then there’s always the internet!
Ready for the makeover then?