Low Budget Ways To Improve Any Kitchen
Are you inspired by amazing kitchens in the magazines and on Pinterest? However, most of us don’t get to cook in our dream kitchens. Instead, we live with the quirks of our kitchens every day. Thankfully, your kitchen can be somewhere that you love. These are some easy upgrades, but they will help a lot to make your kitchen feel more organized.
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Add Or Change Lighting
If the lighting in your kitchen is dim or hate the overhead fixtures, change it. Changing an overhead light fixture is a lot easier than it sounds if you’re Kitchen Remodeling. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. Buy a vintage light fixture, or look in places like Ikea. Don’t forget under-cabinet lighting. That might be all you need to improve your kitchen.
Change Drawer Or Shelf Liners
When was the last time that you changed your shelf liners? Do you even have shelf liners? Putting down a clean, nonstick liner will give you the chance to take everything out of your cabinets, and put everything back in a more organized way. There are lots of uses for a non-slip liner. You don’t have to use white either if you want something more interesting. For drawers, you could also insert oil cloth.
Add A Rug
Do you have ugly floors in your kitchen that you can’t replace? Whether you’re living in a rental property or own but can’t currently afford a flooring upgrade, ugly floors can be annoying. It can make a big difference to put down a fun rug to cover up some of your floors. Choose a color that goes with the rest of your kitchen, and disguise your ugly floors until you can switch them out.
Replace The Faucet
This is a really simple, straightforward way to upgrade your kitchen and make it look smarter. You can do this in rental properties too. Anyone is capable of changing faucets. You can also find faucets for very affordable prices, so you don’t need to spend much to make the upgrade either. A new faucet can update an outdated kitchen more than you might think.
Update The Hardware
Changing out your old knobs or drawer pulls for something a lot more modern or decorative can change the look of your cabinets a lot, especially if your existing ones are boring contractor-grade. You can buy new handles for very low prices. Look out for more interesting options in kitchen stores, vintage stores, or flea markets. If you rent, you can easily swap the pulls, keep the original ones safe, and swap them back when it’s time to move out.
Add More Storage Space With Small Wire Shelves
Wire shelves and under-cabinet baskets will make sure that you are using every inch of space that you have available in your cabinets, and even in your fridge and freezer. Buy some shelves and baskets and use them to give yourself more room and give your storage space a reorganize so everything is tidier and easier to find.
Get A Great Dish Rack
If you buy a cheap dish rack, you’re going to have to go through a few replacements, which can cost more in the long term, and end up just getting on your nerves. Instead, choose something a little more expensive, but better quality and more hard-wearing. You can keep a heavy-duty dishrack for a few years. If your dish rack can hold up for a long time and cope with a heavy pile of dishes, it will be worth the extra money. If you don’t have a dishwasher, it can make a big difference to have a dish rack that is not only reliable but that looks good on the counter too.
Cover Ugly Countertops
Putting in brand new countertops in your kitchen is not a small change. If you’re not in a position where you can do this just yet, you can make some improvements to what you currently have. Try one of these tips to disguise a counter you hate. If you’re a renter and can’t make any permanent changes, cover a part of your countertop with a large cutting board that you like the look of. A cutting board looks good and is very functional, as well as hiding part of the counter.
If you can make changes to your counter, and you’re feeling a little more ambitious, you could try painting your countertops to disguise an out-of-date material until you are in a position where you can replace them.