Easy ways to transform your kitchen on a budget

It’s no secret that kitchens are expensive. From the materials for your cabinets to the appliances and accessories, kitchens can rack up a hefty price tag. Thankfully, there are ways to transform your kitchen without breaking the bank. From rustic to chic, these easy design hacks will transform your cooking space in no time!

Transforming your kitchen on a budget

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of upgrading your kitchen with new appliances and costly design upgrades. But the truth is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on transforming your kitchen if you’re not looking for a major change. You can make some simple changes and spruce up your space.

Here are some design tips that will help you recreate your space cooking pace on a budget.

Decide on the colour scheme

The first tip is to think about what colours you like and where those colours are going to go in your kitchen. If you love light pastels, this is a good time to incorporate them into your decorating plan. Whether you want to add pops of colour or something more subtle, finding ways to incorporate the colours yourself will save money on paint!

Change the worktop

This may sound like a big expensive job to change worktop but nowadays there a number of ways to give your existing worktops a new lease of life. One popular option is through the use of vinyl wraps. They come in different effects from marble and wood grain to concrete. These wraps are durable and made to withstand use in the kitchen and are very easy to apply. You could also consider the DIY Resin countertop approach using epoxy. However, this method is a little more involved and time-consuming.


Update the Cabinet Doors

Replacing your kitchen cupboards with new ones could take up a chunk of your renovation budget. However, If there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with your cupboards you could just replace the kitchen doors. There are companies that will supply new,  made to measure kitchen cabinet doors which would work out much cheaper than replacing the whole cabinet. This also means that not only do you get to choose a new style of door you can choose the colour too –  instantly transforming the look of your kitchen. Another popular option could be to sand and paint your existing cabinets and add in some new hardware to update and complete the look.

Another great idea would be adding glass doors or removing some cabinet doors for open shelving. This type of cabinet can provide a number of benefits, including making the space feel more relaxed and allowing for easy access to dishes and cookware. Since open shelving is exposed to dust and moisture, it’s important to select materials that are durable and easy to clean. When planning the layout of your shelves, keep in mind how you will be using them. For example, if you want to display dishes, like Scandinavian teapots or modern rustic bowls, make sure the shelves are high enough off the ground so that they won’t be in the way when you’re cooking. You can create a space that suits your unique needs and taste with a little planning and creativity.


Get creative with tapware

Swap out the taps in your kitchen, giving you the opportunity to add a pop of colour, texture, and character to your cooking space. You can choose from glass-lined or porcelain-coated taps as well as more traditional cast iron or chrome finishes. The possibilities are endless!

Give the walls a new lease of life

A new lick of paint on the walls is easily achievable but how about updating the tiles? If you don’t fancy the mess of tiling you could look at painting over them or even buy self-adhesive wall tiles to go over the existing ones that like the real thing. This makes updating the walls a much easier job. You could also do the same with flooring too.


As you can see from the article above, there are a number of ways you can transform and update your existing kitchen on a small budget. If you have any other tips to add, do let me know about them in the comments below.

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