How to Makeover Your Kitchen On A Budget

Kitchen Makeovers

Kitchen makeovers can come in a variety of forms. You can do a full kitchen redesign or do simple budget-friendly changes by renovating basic pieces. 

If you're on a restricted budget plan, but want a pleasant makeover, here are some ideas for simple kitchen makeovers.

  1. Update paint

    The easiest way to start a renovation is a new paint job. It instantly gives a tired and gloomy space a fresh look. By giving the dividers, roof, doors, and windows layers of a brilliant, neutral white, your space can look new and exciting.

    In case you're covering up timber panelling, you'll need to apply a stain and tannin blocker first. Your nearby paint shop can help with this. They can also advise you what paint is appropriate for kitchen zones.

  2. Upcycle your existing furniture

    Kitchen furniture is another factor that can change the appeal of your place. Choosing a similar colour as your dining furniture can match well. 

    Because replacing all old furniture with new ones can be costly to some people, you can also re-paint your old furniture. This is a budget-friendly option with minimal effort. 

  3. Cabinet makeover

    If your cupboards are structurally solid but out-dated, then you can simply paint it or change the cabinet doors and cabinet fronts. It will cost you a small amount of cash when compared to replacing the whole cabinetry.

    Whether your cupboards are made of timber or just laminated, there is paint to suit every type. Most kitchen cupboards are of a standard size, so you can replace their doors. If you feel daunted by painting all the cabinet doors yourself, then speak to an expert. 

  4. Change splashback and resurface benchtops

    You can give your splashback an entirely different look with tile paint. You can also change your benchtop with stone finishes. Kitchen tiles are different from the tiles used in other areas of your home. Porcelain is widely used in the kitchen due to high foot traffic.

    Replacing your splashback will give your kitchen area a whole new look. If you wish to go budget-friendly, then simply repaint the splashback tiles.

    Just like tiles, benchtops can also change a lot in the kitchen. Resurfacing gives them a new appeal. If you can’t afford a complete stone benchtop, then give the old one a stone-like finish.

  5. Add floating shelves

    If you like to display your favourite kitchen pieces or expensive crockery, then this is the best option for you. Though it has its pros and cons, if you desire to open available shelves, then you can go for this option.

    But ensure the thickness and strength of the material you use are adequate for the weight that is being put on it. Also, make sure the height of your shelves is appropriate.

  6. Change taps

    Consider changing your kitchen taps if they don’t match well with your new design. Make sure to choose the tap that fits your existing plumbing design. For example, if your tap is wall-mounted, then pick the new one in the same option.

    If your taps are old, then you surely need to change them. Select materials like brass and steel. These are materials that are strong and will never go out of style.

  7. Switch door handles

    Door handles can also transform your kitchen. This is one of the most pocket-friendly options that can change how your kitchen looks.

    There are plenty of designs available in the market. After replacing your old ones, just sand and paint the doors for a completely new look.

  8. Try different lighting

    You can spend a little on light switches, window covers, and light fittings. These are necessities and must be included in your kitchen redesign plan. Changing the lighting can give your kitchen a brand-new look and feel.

    Hang two or three pendant lights over the kitchen island and make sure you have ample lighting. If you need to, you can take advice from the expert technicians for lighting in the kitchen. Getting advise from experts can avoid common kitchen renovation mistakes.

  9. Make wall functioning

    If you have a small kitchen, then functioning walls are very useful in giving you some extra space for storage. You can use empty walls to hang utensils, pans and other kitchen items. 

    No matter how big or small your kitchen is, the tips outlined above can be useful. I hope all these points will help in your next kitchen makeover.