Budget Friendly Kitchen Makeovers


Just because you're trying to tighten your belt, doesn't mean you can't give your home a bit of a makeover every now and again. Sprucing up your home environment does wonders for the soul, and can be done successfully without breaking the bank. There are some quick and easy kitchen updates that will breath new life into the weariest of kitchens, and they won't leave you with nightmares about the cost.
 The number one tip, that won't cost a penny, is to have a good tidy up, clean work surfaces, countertops and cupboard exteriors. You'll be amazed at the difference it makes. A kitchen that is completely clutter-free might be all that's needed. But if that doesn't do the trick let's give you some alternative kitchen makeover ideas.

A Fresh Lick of Paint on the Walls

This is the easiest and quickest way to update the look of your kitchen. Try some neutral colours to create the perfect backdrop for the rest of your decor. If you fancy some trendy colours paint an accent wall, or use colourful accessories because it'll be much easier to change the colour again when your interest tips in another direction.

Open up Your Storage Spaces

Create a more open feel in your kitchen by removing the doors of your storage cupboards, and painting the back walls in a complementary bright colour. You could also add accent lighting or install glass doors. Keep the items inside simple and organized for an eye-catching display.

Paint the Cabinetry

A fresh lick of paint will completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen. Use a primer first, so you don't have to use countless layers of paint to cover the underlying colour. Use washable paint to make cleaning easier.

Update the Hardware

Accessories can make or break an outfit, and the same goes for your kitchen. Changing the knobs and handles will make a world of difference, and definitely won't break the bank.

Improve the Lighting

Kitchens are prone to dark and dingy corners, but you can bring the space alight with imaginative lighting. Illuminate areas underneath the wall cabinets, and rope lights to light up the kick plates. Running them around the bottoms of cupboards will give you mood lighting for dinner parties, and even act as a night light to guide you during your midnight feasts.

Install New Taps

There are a myriad of styles to choose from, and for such a simple change, the benefits far outweigh the expense. Check your current sink fittings, and make sure you purchase something that will fit.

Be Creative with the Splash Back

The sky's the limit when it comes to choosing the material for a Splash Back. Gone are the days of only using tiles. If you don't want to go to the trouble of hacking of the current tiled surface, why not try some bright and cheerful transfers to change their look?


You won't have a problem finding a material that suits your style and budget. For worktops laminate, granite, quartz, marble, stainless steel - it's all down to your own preferences.
About the author:

John works for Aquarius Home Improvements, specialists in bathroom and kitchen makeovers. View more information about their company on their website.

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