3 Budget Kitchen Upgrades

The kitchen is the most valuable room in any house. It also tends to be the most popular. It is where people congregate to talk, enjoy a good meal, or find some quiet time over a cup of tea or coffee. 

So, if you feel like your kitchen is outdated or it just doesn’t seem to be the right fit for your personality, you might want to make some changes. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to make improvements. 

First of all, there are plenty of home improvement projects in your kitchen that you can DIY. But, if you want to focus on a few things at a time or you don’t have a lot of extra time, money, or skills to do a whole remodel, changing a few smaller things can make a big difference. 

With that in mind, let’s look at three easy ways you can change the look of your kitchen, no matter your budget. 


Change the Furniture

One of the easiest ways to change the entire “feel” of your kitchen is to get different furniture. That doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune. Looking for recycled or repurposed furniture is a great way to add a unique flair to your kitchen. Or, look for local artists and woodworkers like the Painted Furniture Company, which makes custom furniture. You’ll have one-of-a-kind pieces that will likely still be cheaper than something you could get at a box store. 

By changing out a few pieces of furniture like a side cabinet, your dining table, or a hutch, not only will you change the look of your kitchen, but you can choose furniture that feels more like “you” and reflects your style and personality. 

Update the Lighting

Changing the lighting in your kitchen can make a huge difference. Not only can it make the space seem bigger or cozier (depending on what you want), but it can completely change the mood. 

Don’t be afraid to let in as much natural light as possible by opting for sheer curtains or drapes on the windows. Or, create a brighter atmosphere by hanging pendants over your island. If you want a more charming, comforting, country feel, try warmer lights in smaller spaces, like small string lights beneath your cabinets for a gentle glow. 

Add a New Backsplash

While adding a backsplash to your kitchen will take some time and skill, it’s a great way to include your own personality within the room, and it’s not as difficult as you may think. 

You simply have to choose a tile or pattern you like, and something that will fit the overall design of your kitchen. From there, you can choose to take on a backsplash as a DIY project, or hire a professional to do it. It’s probably the most hands-on project on this list, but it can also make the biggest difference in setting a specific mood for your kitchen. 

As you can see, it doesn’t have to be difficult to make quality kitchen upgrades, even when you’re on a budget. Keep these ideas in mind if you feel like your kitchen needs a change, and don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get to work on them. 


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