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11 Easy and Affordable Ways to Update Your Kitchen

Everyone has a vision of how their dream kitchen looks like, but doing a full-scale kitchen renovation could burn a hole in your pocket. A kitchen update doesn’t necessarily require an extensive overhaul of the kitchen. Simple update on the existing kitchen could make a big impact and little details go a long way. If you want to update your kitchen and add some interest to the space for very little money and time, here are some easy ways to give it a refresh.

1. Replace Cabinet Pulls and Knobs

Cabinet Pulls and Knobs(image credit: rejuvenation.com)

Give your kitchen cabinet a quick update by changing the drawer pulls and knobs. There are many stylish designs in the market where you can just purchase the hardware you adore and replace the old ones with the new ones. They can be easily replaced by just removing the fasteners. Here, the oil-rubbed bronze-finished drawer pulls add a touch of elegance to the cabinet.


2. Add Appealing Wall Shelf

Wall Shelf(image credit: rejuvenation.com)

If you have a blank wall, mount a few wall shelves to decorate the wall. Choose the shelf brackets that go with your existing design or at least match the hardware on the cabinet. Add decorative knickknack as well as display your lovely cookware and kitchenware on the shelves to add a touch of personality to your kitchen.


3. Add Beautiful Kitchen Appliances

Smeg Kitchen Appliances(image credit: crateandbarrel.com)

Spruce up your kitchen with the stylish appliances and electrics. The sleek and chic appliances not only add functionality to your kitchen, they also bring styles and colors to the space. Find out more about the sleek kitchen appliances here.


4. Paint the Wall

Kitchen Painted Wall(image credit: houzz.com)

Even there is only a small piece of wall surface in the kitchen, paint it with a new color to bring fresh look to your kitchen. The grayish blue paint on the wall adds warmth to the all-white kitchen in the photo.


5. Get New Lighting(s)

Kitchen Pendant Light(image credit: rejuvenation.com)

Lightings are key to change the ambience in the kitchen. No matter what style your are going for, for example, retro style, industrial style or contemporary style, you can always find the lighting that suits your personality.


6. Update Window Treatment

Kitchen Roman Shade(image credit: houzz.com)

Change the vibe in your kitchen in a quick way by updating the window treatment. Although roman shade and roller blind are the popular designs to be used in a kitchen, you can get creative and bold with the design.


7. Get A New Rug

Kitchen Area Rug(image credit: houzz.com)

The fastest and easiest way to bring a new look to your kitchen is replacing the kitchen area rug. You can get a few rugs and rotate them to give your kitchen a periodical change on the look. Although kitchen rug is a heavy-duty piece in a kitchen, you still need to get a few of them ready to serve the kitchen busy area while sending the dirty ones for wash-up.


8. Change Sink and Faucet

Kitchen Sink and Faucet(image credit: houzz.com)

Change the sink and faucet to give your kitchen an up-to-date look. However, it could get a little messier if you do it on your own. You can always get the professional help for this. You can change the sink and faucet as well the cabinet hardware to create a cohesive look in your kitchen.


9. Repaint Cabinet

Kitchen Painted Cabinet(image credit: houzz.com)

Your kitchen cabinet could get worn-out and outdated as time goes by but renovating the whole kitchen can hurt your wallet. Give your kitchen cabinet a quick update by painting them with a new color to change the vibe in your kitchen. Don’t forget to replace the cabinet pulls and knobs to suit the new look.


10. Update Backsplash Design

Stove Backsplash(image credit: houzz.com)

Changing the entire backsplash in the kitchen will definitely bring a whole new look to your kitchen but it also means a big project and a huge expense. If you have budget concern, only update the backsplash behind the stove to add an extravagant look to your kitchen. Here, the backsplash is made from a Brazil fabric that is fixed to the wall behind a sheet of glass.


11. Replace Countertop

Kitchen Countertop(image credit: houzz.com)

If you get tired of the outdated design of your countertop and want to use a brand new countertop, but want to retain the existing cabinet, this can be done by replacing the countertop only without hurting the cabinet. However, this is going to be a big project and you definitely need help from professionals. But by dong this, you can get a new countertop without hacking down the entire cabinet.