7 ideas for upgrading the kitchen on the a budget

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7 ideas for upgrading the kitchen on the a budget

Chloe Hines Chloe Hines
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When you do not have an available budget, you often tend to forego on new furniture, decor and renovations. Renewing a space, especially that of a kitchen, may seem too expensive and out of reach. This article has been specifically written to intervene in situations like these and show you the light at the end of the tunnel. 

There are key things you can do, both large and small that will make all the difference in your newly renovated kitchen. From slowly updating appliances to making some light and colour changes, these are the seven upgrades you can do to fix your kitchen on a budget. Take a look below and see what works for you!

1. Choose practical and functional solutions

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Oak chopping board

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Kitchen islands are fantastic and are a great way to add some additional food prep and kitchen storage into your kitchen. Here, a rounded section has been added with a wooden worktop so it can double as an area to causally enjoy food or drinks, or to chop vegetables or a dinner party. 

The mixture of granite countertop and patterned wood work great together for a rustic and industrial-style kitchen.

2. Turn the wall into a project by splashing it with art

As sprays and spills are bound to happen in every kitchen, a protective wall covering that doubles as a great design feature is one way to upgrade your kitchen on a budget. 

Here, different fonts and typography were chosen, but for a more modern kitchen you could choose a geometric pattern or a texturised wall cover. Covered by a layer of plastic, these are great for backsplashes and food prep areas.

3. Modern rustic

This kitchen is a great example of a modern-rustic style, with a touch of industrialism. The patterned floor tiles offer just enough colour without being overpowering and the rustic wood cabinetry and storage units are perfect. 

For a cheap upgrade, simply add a nice subway tile backsplash or restrain the wood for a darker colour. If you have a good base to work with, then making changes in small incremements is ideal.

4. Accessories with style

If your kitchen already has bold colours and high-class design, simply stick to choosing unique accessories. 

Think about storing your baking spices and utensils in unique containers that add pops of colour and an interesting visual array. Here, red has been chosen for the accessories and we love it!

5. Plants add a natural touch

One of the cheapest ways to make your ktichen look fresh and healthy are to add some plants. For function, consider herb plants that grow well indoors like rosemary and thyme, or for style, stick to succulents and tropical plants for a unique look and something low maintenance.

6. Be creative

This kitchen is rustic and eclectic and we love that the original stone wall has been highlighted as a design feature. Complimented by the modern cooking appliances and vintage bar cart, this ktichen makes everything accessibility and visible without looking cluttered. 

Go to local flea markets, antique stores and thrift stores to find classic chairs and dining sets, bar carts and placeware. Somtimes a great military-style pendant light fixture (like seen here) can make all the difference. Let your individual style show through. 

7. A carpet for the floor

In kitchens we often avoid carpets and rugs—however, a nice rug is great around the dining area as a way distinguish different functions for different spaces. 

Here, a chic grey flooring was chosen as the highlight of the room and the light wood works great with the neon chairs and accessorising features. If money is a concern, stick with faux-wood or laminate tiles and flooring to get the biggest bang for your buck.

If you liked these quick and simple tips for upgrading you kitchen on a budget, then you'll love this budget-friendly article as well!

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