The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s certainly one of the first areas that a potential buyer will look at if they are thinking about putting down an offer on your property. It was probably one of the rooms you focused on when you bought the house in the first place. So, what do we want from our kitchen? Well, it should be stylish, contemporary and perhaps even a tad futuristic with fun, exciting new designs. You also want it be practical, compact with plenty of room to cook in a nice environment. You might even want another area in the kitchen that you can use as a place for family meals and a spot of breakfast.
As such, you may be considering the possibility of renovating your kitchen this year. But unfortunately there’s a problem, and that’s the budget. You might not have the money you need to create your dream kitchen renovation. Instead, you’ll need to settle on some of the cheaper possibilities. Not to worry though because even if you are working on a budget, there are still ways to make your kitchen look absolutely stunning. Let’s start by giving it a good old fashioned clean.
Cleaning It Up
Is your kitchen looking a little worse for wear? You might think it’s out of date, but it could simply be a little bit of a mess, and there are clever ways to clean it up without spending any money at all. For instance, your kitchen tiles might be looking a little dusty and dank. If that’s the case, when you clean them with a good solution, you should find that you quickly get the original colour of those tiles back. Kitchen cleaning and getting your hands dirty is a great way to save a little money and make sure you don’t immediately waste a fortune on a length renovation job.
Of course, you can also think about cleaning up the clutter in your kitchen. Perhaps you have cutlery all over the place, taking up space on your counter top making your kitchen look like a mess. Well, you can get a magnetic strip, perfect for storing knives and other cutlery that you use on a regular basis. You can also get cutlery hangers that can be secured on the inside of cupboard doors. By doing this, you can make sure that your kitchen doesn’t look cramped and crowded.
Another idea on how to clean up the kitchen would be to sort out your rubbish. A lot of people simply use a big or an old bin for their trash in the kitchen. Instead, you should think about getting a modern bin with a lid that opens automatically. This can be a clever little feature for your kitchen that tidies up the room and fits in with the overall modern aesthetic.
Add A Few Accessories
If you want your kitchen to look a little more stylish and attractive, you can think about adding a few accessories such as an ingredient or grocery chalkboard. You can get little ornaments for your kitchen too that can make it seem more homely and welcoming. The best part is that little accessories like this won’t cost that much money at all and so they could be the perfect option if you’re working to renovate your kitchen on a budget. Let’s look at a few other possibilities.
Making Small Changes
You can completely change the look of your kitchen by making smaller changes that won’t cost that much money at all. For instance, if you want your kitchen to look more contemporary, you should think about getting new cupboard handles. This will make the cupboards look fresh and new without you having to tear out the old fittings. Right now, industrial designs are in style with hard, jagged metal, features. Or, if you don’t think that’s a big enough change, you can sand down the cupboard doors and refinish them, giving your room a completely different look and colour.
If you do this, you should definitely think about repainting the kitchen to match. If you want your kitchen to look more welcoming and a little grander, try a bright colour, like a sunny yellow. That’s sure to help your kitchen look like a beautiful place where your family enjoys meals together and you cook some truly wholesome dishes.
As for other smaller changes you could think about replacing the faucet at your kitchen sink. While a small alteration, it will certainly impact the overall look of the kitchen itself.
You might want to change the floor in your kitchen, upgrading the design or style. However, this will be expensive, and it could cost at least a few thousand. To avoid this heavy bill, you can think about adding a epoxy resin covering over the tiles. This can make them shine more and can even change the aesthetic of the material. Or, if you do have your heart set on a new kitchen floor, you can consider investing in cheaper materials that are aesthetically similar to marble, granite or stone. This is a great way to keep your spending under control.
We’d all love to add some brilliant, exciting new features to our kitchen. For instance, you might love the idea of a breakfast island in the centre of your room. This could be the perfect place to enjoy a meal together as a family. However, again, the cost of this is going to be expensive and won’t fit into that many budgets. But there is a way to make your kitchen look stunning without adding this type of feature. For instance, you can get new lighting for your kitchen. Though not as expensive, this will bring out the beauty that already exists in your kitchen design by ensuring it sparkles underneath brighter lights.
A smart tip would be to make sure that you are using LEDs rather than typical halogen bulbs. If you do this, you can avoid the dull light that these bulbs often emit and make sure your kitchen is bright and beautiful. Don’t forget that these bulbs save energy so in the long run, you’ll actually be making your kitchen cheaper to run.
Since we mentioned energy saving, it is worth pointing out one of the other additions to your kitchen that while slightly expensive will save you money in the long run. We are of course talking about a heat induction hob. Modern heat induction hobs look fantastic with beautiful, vibrant light designs and save you a fortune in energy. They will only heart underneath the surface of the pan that you are using. This means that you can also easily heat things like casserole dishes on the hob too. With an upgrade like this for your kitchen, you can ensure it looks impressive and is a brilliant practical addition to your home.
Although that’s certainly not the only tech that would be a worthy addition to your kitchen. You can also think about investing in a new smart fridge. As well as being a great little energy saver, this will improve the enjoyment you get from your kitchen. You’ll certainly find it useful if you constantly forget what you need to buy to top up your supplies when you’re at the shop. The smart fridge can send you a virtual list and ensure you always have enough butter, milk, eggs and veg.
As you can see then, there are clever, practical, stylish ways to upgrade your kitchen. The best part is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Instead, you can keep to your budget and still get everything you need from your new room design.