A kitchen redesign or makeover nowadays can cost you a few thousand dollars depending on the materials, project scope, labor, and other factors. Now, some kitchens really do need a complete facelift as they have endured much wear and tear over the years. But if you do not have the funds available yet for a full kitchen makeover, there are affordable, cost-effective and easy-to-accomplish kitchen updates that you can opt for. These simple techniques can transform your kitchen’s look and feel, making you feel like you are in a brand spanking new kitchen all over again.
- Shake up the storage spaces. Kitchen cabinets are not the only storage options for your kitchen utensils, pots, pans, and other items. Shelves above the sink or in other free areas of your kitchen also provide needed storage space; bright-colored storage boxes stacked on top of each other can be stocked under counters or in corners, clearing space and adding some color to the kitchen.
- Fresh paint for a fresh perspective. Paint is relatively affordable, and you may not even have to hire someone to do it for you, so that’s additional savings on labor costs. A fresh coat of paint can breathe new life to your kitchen, and also hide any damage or ugly spots on the walls. Use white or neutral colors such as pastels, beige or light shades for a more subdued, peaceful ambiance; for a more exciting, vibrant kitchen feel, orange, red, or yellow hues are recommended.
- Look outside from new window treatments. A lot of kitchens look dreary because of a lack of natural lighting, but this can be changed using the right window treatments. Look for curtains that are bright, airy and let as much natural light in while still providing privacy. Experiment with different materials for window treatments, such as bamboo or roman shades.
- Treat yourself to a new kitchen sink faucet. Your kitchen is where you spend a lot of time cooking great meals for you and your family, so this is an area where you want to be as comfortable as possible. A new kitchen faucet that blends modern design and thoughtful user-friendly features can make your food preparation more enjoyable, and the new faucet would also look great as the focal point of your kitchen.