5 Tips to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget
It is often believed that kitchen remodeling is the number one choice for most people looking to improve their home. For that purpose, I am going to discuss how to update the look of your kitchen with new hardware, cabinets, lighting, paint, and rugs.
- new hardware
Replacing hardware is one of the easiest ways to update your kitchen. Faucets, knobs and drawer pulls are like the jewels in your kitchen, and by changing them you will give your kitchen a fresher feel. For hardware selection, I would recommend using materials that are virtually maintenance-free and can last longer, such as matte aluminum instead of brass.
You can replace kitchen cabinets, shelves, and stools for a more comfortable seating arrangement. The kitchen is the place where you would spend a lot of time, so why not give it a perfect look with perfect furniture? If your budget is small and you can’t buy new furniture right now, spray painting existing furniture would be a great option.
Being a busy part of the home, the kitchen often needs extra cleaning. That’s why you need to have a paint finish that can handle stains, dirt, soap, and a little water, too. It is commonly believed that a semi-gloss satin finish is the best option. As a general rule of thumb, keep in mind that “the mattier the finish, the harder it will be to clean.”
- kitchen lighting
Add lighting that creates a soft glow and is direct on work surfaces. This way you will have a brighter functional area without annoying shadows. Your space will look more attractive and pleasant to spend time in it. Also, because much of the cooking and food preparation is done late at night, artificial lighting is necessary to complete your kitchen and make it a safe place to be. However, adding artificial lighting can also be a bit expensive, so look for discount deals that can help you make your purchase on the cheap.
Choose a rug that blends well with existing décor and provides comfort to your feet. A sturdy, sturdy rug can also protect you from falls on a slippery floor while also improving the look of your kitchen. The flat-weave rug is a good way to go if your kitchen has a lot of foot traffic. They come in cotton and many other easy-care fibers that make them machine washable and a practical option when considering cleanability.
Although there are a variety of ways to give your kitchen a new look, we have listed only 5 of them. You can choose one or two updates that best suit your needs. Also, if you have any more tips and recommendations of your own, please share them in the comments below.