Updating Your Kitchen On A Budget

Updating Your Kitchen On A Budget – It Can Be Done!

2nd July 2024

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Our kitchens are one of the most hardworking rooms in the home, and as such frequently need an update more often than other spaces. However, one of the big barriers to updating the kitchen is the cost involved. After all, replacing fitted kitchen cupboards and doors can set you back a significant amount of money. Fortunately, there is a way of updating your kitchen without breaking the bank. Read on to find out how. 

Keep your Kitchen cupboards and doors 

If replacing the fitted kitchen cupboard and doors is one of the most expensive things you can do when redecorating your space, then it’s best to avoid doing so. Instead, you can just paint the doors to give them a new look. You can even get special paints that are designed to sit on top of the laminated surface of kitchen cupboards these days. However, you will need to make sure you give them a good clean and a quick sanding before you begin. 

Updating Your Kitchen On A Budget

Change up your floors 

Another cost-effective way to spruce up your kitchen space is to change out the flooring. This action can be incredibly effective as kitchen floors often suffer from a great deal of wear, tear, and dirt so putting in a new one can transform your space very quickly. 

Laminate flooring is one the best options for kitchens because it is incredibly durable, and low maintenance which makes it easy to clean and keep looking like new. It’s also super fast and easy to install, when combined with the fact that it’s one of the cheaper options makes laminate flooring a great choice for any kitchen refresh. 

Add a backsplash 

Backsplashes are made from water-resistant materials like glass or tile. They are designed to catch any splash of water or grease from your sink or hob, thereby protecting your wall. They can also add a great deal of decorative value to your kitchen as they come in a wide range of colours and designs. Pick a detailed design in striking colours to add some interest or opt for sleek black subway tiles for a more high-end look. 

Updating Your Kitchen On A Budget

Create a feature wall 

Many people think that feature walls and gallery walls are just for spaces like living rooms, but this is not the case. Indeed, such decor can work just as well in a kitchen space if it’s done right. 

Let’s start with a feature wall. This is just a wall that is painted in contrasting colours to the other walls in the space. You can create many effects with this simple action, including adding a dark colour like navy or grey to make the space seem smaller and more intimate. A bright colour on the other hand can add a fun accent to your kitchen space, and make it feel lighter and more energised. 

Where possible it’s a good idea to add your feature wall away from the spaces in which your cooker, and sink sit. This is because these are the areas that get the most wear so it can mean you need to repaint often. If you can’t avoid these spaces then try and choose a paint that is designed for such a space and that is waterproof. 

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