How to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget


Is your kitchen starting to feel a little old and rundown? Or maybe you are looking to sell your home at some point in the near future? Well, you have come to the right place as we are here to give you a whole host of ideas on how you can update your kitchen whilst still sticking to a moderate budget! Instead of spending a small fortune giving your kitchen a whole new look, instead you can spend a little bit of extra time, effort and put some creativity into making the kitchen the heart of your home. If you want to find out more about how you can update your kitchen on a budget, make sure you carry on reading for all the information that you need to get started!

Replace Your Cupboards

If your cupboards are looking a little bit dated, one of the easiest ways that you can spruce up your kitchen is to replace them. Choose an up to date and modern style and colour that will appeal to not only you, but any potential buyers too. If the framework is still in great shape, then there is absolutely no need to replace everything, just the doors is more than enough!

 Paint Your Cabinets

If you are just looking to give your cabinets a refresh, why not instead simply give them a lick of paint? This is a quick and simple way to spruce up your kitchen that is cheaper and a lot less hassle than having to paint an entire kitchen. We would recommend that you choose a rich and calming shade that promotes a relaxing atmosphere, rather than choosing a colour that is a little too extreme and makes the kitchen seem a lot busier than it already is.

 Install New Workshops

Installing new worktops is another easy way to change the entire look and feel of your kitchen. If you are looking for the most cost-effective way to do this, laminate worktops for your kitchen are the best choice available. There are also plenty of cool extras that you can add such as heat rods installed into the surface as a permanent pan stand or you could even opt for a built in draining board which is pretty cool!

 Get a New Kitchen Floor

Is your kitchen floor ruining the aesthetic of your whole room, then why not get some new flooring to lay on top of it? This is a much easier way rather than having to lift up an entire floor to begin with and you’ll find that many kitchens can reduce the cost of flooring by having it run underneath plinths rather wall-to-wall.

Install Better Storage

We’ve all been there where we start off with a neat, tidy and minimalistic kitchen and over the years we slowly accumulate more and more things that need to be stored away somewhere. If this sounds like you, why not set aside some time to organise your storage to give you better access to the things that you use on a day to day basis. This will also give you the opportunity to get rid of any out of date food products taking up space and you can completely clear your worktops which will instantly make your kitchen feel fresher. If you simply don’t have enough room anymore to store everything, you can try rethinking your storage space. Why not add some pull out shelves into your cupboards to take advantage of every little bit of space? This will make a huge difference in helping to improve your kitchen.

 Have a Feature Wall

You may be thinking “aren’t feature walls for your living room?” Well, while feature walls look great in living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms, they also look absolutely fantastic in your kitchen too! Adding a wallpaper feature wall will add colour and vibrancy to any kitchen, new or old and it is up to you whether you want to cover the whole wall or simply create a feature wall which will be cheaper but will provide the same impact. If you are going to wallpaper your kitchen, it is very important that you make sure you choose one that is specially designed for your kitchen as these will be steam and heat resistant.

 Change Cabinet Doors and Handles

Is the structure of your kitchen still in great condition? This is good news as it means not only can you simply replace your cabinet doors as mentioned above, it also means that you can simply replace the handles. Most going for a modern kitchen feel opt for sleek white doors and silver handles while those who want a country feel might instead go for wooden doors.

 Add Some Accessories

If you want to upgrade your kitchen but don’t want lots of hassle or expense, you can simply transform the look and feel of it by adding in some accessories. Accessories are a fantastic way to brighten up your kitchen instantly and you can choose a theme for theme that ties everything together. Rose gold is a hugely popular accessory colour scheme at the moment and the perfect choice if you are thinking of adding some new accessories to your kitchen.

Extra Lighting

We all know that the lighting of a room has an instant effect on its ambience and feel, and the kitchen is no different. Spot lights are a great addition to any kitchen and you can also look at getting lighting installed in your cupboard or around your centre island if you have one. For this type of job, we would still recommend that you use a qualified electrician to do this.

Replace the Sink

You may not have realised it before, but sinks add a whole lot of character to a kitchen and by replacing yours you can feel the change immediately. A white butler sink can add a gorgeous country look, while a steel design adds a modern touch and a copper sink makes a statement. There are so many different sink styles to choose from that you will be spoilt for choice once you really start to look. Before making any decisions, it is also important that you have a think about how exactly you use your sink as one with an integrated drainer or a large double bowl may be more practical for you.

Colourful Wall Art

Finally, last but not least, another great way that you can spruce up your kitchen without having to spend a fortune is by adding some colourful art to your walls. The best way to do this is to choose something that is cool, unique and features a pop of colour and place this up against a white wall. If you are looking for an informal feel, you can always prop this artwork simply against the wall instead to present a casual feel to your kitchen space.


As you can see, there are so many great ways that you can update your kitchen whilst on a budget. Implement some of our top tips today to improve yours!


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