If you have noticed that your kitchen has been lacking something or is just totally out-of-date, there are several inexpensive ways that you can update the look of your kitchen and still be able to afford groceries for the month. Although, you may be stuck with your floor plan of your kitchen, unless you have thousands of dollars to completely re-do the whole kitchen, there are ways to accentuate the positive and spruce up the kitchen that you do have.It may sound really simple, but it can have a large effect on the scheme of your room. Taking off the old cabinet hardware and adding new cabinet handles and pulls can turn an ordinary cabinet into something more stylish. If you want a contemporary look for the kitchen, try silver or brushed nickel handles.
Paint is inexpensive, especially if you have a small kitchen or not that much exposed wall area, but it can instantly change the look of the room. If you have wallpaper in your kitchen painting can be an instant facelift, but it will take you a little more time then if you didn’t have to tear down wallpaper.Choose a color that is updated and fresh but still goes well with the look and color of your cabinets. If you really can’t stand the color of your cabinets, you can undertake that process as well of repainting or staining the cabinets. Another option is to repaint the ceiling especially if you have yellow grease marks on it.
Simply adding a plant or arrangement of flowers to your kitchen can really add some freshness to the space. Be sure to not clutter the plants or flowers, but one on top of a cabinet or in the corner of the room will be enough to change the look of the space. If you choose to do a real plant and flowers, just be sure that you take care of them on a daily basis or it will be a waste of your money.
If you have recessed fluorescent lighting, that is definitely something that you want to change. Try something totally different such as a chandelier in the middle of the kitchen or track lighting to give you the light that you need on the areas of the kitchen like the stove were you need the most light. A new light fixture will not only add new light to the space and be functional, but it can also add a new design element to the room.