Low-cost kitchen upgrades you probably need.
Whether you’ve been in your home for decades or moved in recently, chances are you’ve noticed some small things you’d like to change. Since the kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, you’ll want to make sure your kitchen is welcoming and features designs and colors that reflect your personal style. While upgrading a kitchen is often an expensive task there are some kitchen updates you can add to your home that will make a huge difference without breaking the bank.
Add a rug
If you notice that your kitchen feels a little drab, try grabbing a rug from another part of the house and placing it in the center of the kitchen. Choose a rug that brings out the color scheme of the kitchen so the cabinets and counters will be more noticeable. Once you see the rug in the kitchen, you may find that this is the minor upgrade you didn’t know you needed. And if you already have a rug in your home that you can use, you won’t have to spend any money.
Create a coffee bar
A coffee bar in your kitchen will make you feel that you’re getting your morning cup of joe from the local coffee shop. This kitchen upgrade could cost very little if you already have a coffee maker; just designate a space in the kitchen for the coffeemaker, cups, sugar, creamer, and flavored syrups. You can even add a sign to the wall or paint the section of the wall where the coffee station is located in a slightly different color that still fits the kitchen design scheme.
Upgrade the stove area
When the area around the stove looks appealing, you could be more motivated to prepare meals. Check to ensure your stove is functioning as it should and contact a stove repair services professional if you notice that one of the eyes on the stove isn’t working or the stove is taking too long to warm up or cool off. You can also include design upgrades like a backsplash in colors that coordinate with your kitchen. Keeping the stove free of debris and adding a decorative spoon holder or towels to adorn the oven door can make the kitchen area more visually appealing as well.
Paint the cabinets and/or change the handles
If your kitchen has a neutral color scheme and you’ve been looking for ways to breathe new life into the kitchen space, try painting the cabinets. Take a look at your kitchen accents to see whether a warm or cool color is best. If you notice that several of your pots, pans, and kitchen art are silver, a muted blue like robin’s egg is ideal if you have a more subdued style. Or, you can go with turquoise if you have a more outgoing sense of style. If your kitchen decor is bronze or gold, try shades of orange and brown, which stimulate the senses and adds a welcoming and inviting touch.
Even if you don’t paint the cabinets, you can change the handles on the cabinets and drawers to update the kitchen. Adding shiny new cabinets in silver, platinum, gold, or bronze to match your color scheme is a small change that will make your kitchen look more polished.
Designate and label shelves
If you have display shelves in your kitchen, add signature pieces to the shelves without cluttering them. A burst of color in a beige or tan kitchen goes a long way. If your kitchen features darker colors, metallic decorative dishes make the kitchen especially elegant. When it comes to functional shelves, label them to help you keep your kitchen items organized. You can use fancy labels or font that matches the style of the kitchen to make the labels part of the decor. This will help you stay organized and keep the kitchen looking great.
These are just a few of the ways you can keep your kitchen looking as good as new while staying within your budget. Modernizing your kitchen space and adding accessories that make the kitchen area one of a kind can motivate you to spend more time in the kitchen connecting with your loved ones or preparing delicious dishes for your family.