The kitchen is the heart of a home. But with repeated use day in and day out, it is normal for a kitchen to look tired and worn-out. And although a renovation is a perfect way to address this problem, it doesn’t come cheap. That said, there are ways in which you can prop up your sagging kitchen without spending a fortune. These are kitchen updates on a budget that you can do yourself or get done by your local contractor. Either way, you are assured of a fresh-looking kitchen without having to break the bank.
When it comes to cheap and easy kitchen updates, painting the cabinets is an excellent idea. If your kitchen’s walls are light coloured, you can aim for a contrasting look by choosing darker paint for the cabinets. But if you want something truly dramatic and yet within budget, changing your worktop might work. A laminate worktop ticks both those boxes and lasts for a long time to boot. If you still have some cash lying around, use it buy heat rods or an inbuilt draining board for the worktop.
There is no dearth of cheap ways to update your kitchen, especially if you are willing to go off the beaten track. For instance, you can add new storage to your kitchen or even create a new feature wall. Just make sure to use heat and moisture resistant wallpaper in case of the latter. As for storage, a renovation can also be functional, you know!
Changing doors and handles and installing new lighting are great options as well if you are updating the kitchen on a budget. You can pick from a variety of doors and handles sporting beautiful finishes and made from materials like metal, faux wood, wood and composites. The same variety is also available in kitchen lighting. From task lights to spotlights and ambient lighting, smartly positioned lights can bring a sea-change to how your kitchen looks and functions.
Has your existing splashback lost its sheen? If so, it’s the perfect occasion to install a new one and update your kitchen in the process. But since we are talking about budget options here, glass and stainless steel are out of the question. Which means tiles are the most viable choice. Tiles are available in an extensive range of colours and patterns. They are also low-maintenance and only need some grout cleaning every now and then to prevent mildew.
However, by no means are these the only ways to renovate your kitchen on a budget. There are plenty of other things you can do to make your kitchen look spanking new without burning a hole in your wallet. If you’d like to know more about these ideas, get in touch with us today. All Division is a leading provider of kitchen installation in Kent and partners with talented designers to bring you beautiful kitchen layout designs. Call us today to learn more about the hundreds of fitted kitchen units we offer.