How To Upgrade Your Kitchen On A Budget

Do you have a Pinterest board dedicated to your dream kitchen renovation? Do you watch home improvement shows fantasizing about the day you will be able to afford doing a complete kitchen renovation? The day is here! Many homeowners believe renovating the kitchen will set them back tens of thousands of dollars, but it doesn’t have to. Here’s how to upgrade your kitchen while on a budget:

Upgrade the Hardware

Pull out one of your cabinet’s knobs and drawer’s pulls and bring them into your local hardware store. Find new hardware that will fit the holes already in your cabinets and drawers so you don’t have to mess with adjusting the size. There are dozens of styles to choose from, so you won’t have any trouble finding one that fits the style of your kitchen. Choose glass or metal designs for modern, sleek kitchens, or brass pulls and knobs for kitchens with a rustic feel. This simple upgrade will not cost you much at all, but it will make a huge difference on the way your kitchen looks once everything is installed.

Paint the Cabinets

Are you sick of staring at the ugly finish on your cabinets everyday? Try something new by painting over them! This is another project that won’t set you back much, but will change the entire look of your kitchen. If you love the idea of an all white kitchen, paint over your wood cabinets with a bright white paint. But, if you already have white cabinets and want to shake things up, try switching to a gray or soft green, depending on what color complements the rest of your kitchen best.

Add New Light Fixtures

What kind of light fixtures do you currently have in your kitchen? Lighting can completely set the mood for the room, so make sure you’re setting the right tone. If you want a warmer, inviting kitchen, try sconce lighting, which tends to make the room glow instead of shine brightly. If you have an island in your kitchen, try hanging a series of beautiful light fixtures over the island to create a focal point for the room. Even if this is the only change you make, the kitchen will look—and feel—completely difference once you’re done.

Add Glass Cabinet Doors

Remove the doors from your upper cabinets and replace them with glass doors. Then, choose decorative wine glasses and plates and display them in these cabinets for guests to see. This is a slightly more complicated project than the others, but it will make your kitchen look more open and elegant. You should be able to do this project without the help of a professional as long as you are able to find glass doors that match your existing cabinets.

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