Home Improvements on a Budget: Getting an Upgraded Kitchen

Who said you need a lot of money to improve your home? In reality, there are a lot of easy and simple things you can do that do not require a lot of money yet can easily make your home look much better.

Do not worry because there are no fixed deadlines for when you should improve your home but you can start with the simplest ones.

Improving the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest parts of the house. Though you just need to use the kitchen some three times a day, you often make a lot of mess there while preparing the food. Thus, you might want to ensure that your kitchen is perfect.

great kitchen

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Getting a New Dish Rack

It is amazing what changes on the countertop can do to change the appearance of your kitchen. If your dinghy dish rack is becoming an eyesore, why not buy a new one that would brighten up the space and also organize your dishes?

The type of dish rack would depend on the style of your kitchen but you can never go wrong with wooden ones. You can pick a dish rack with larger space to fit all your plates and kitchenware.

Add Shelves and Drawers

The cabinets in your kitchen not only serve as space to store your dishes but actually double as kitchen décor! Thus, make sure your cabinets look great.

modern kitchen shelves

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Aside from sprucing up the appearance of your cabinet using some paint and decals, you can also add shelves and drawers to better organize your stuff. This could simply mean adding some wire racks or ready-made drawers.

Replacing Kitchen Hardware

You might be surprised how much improvement you can see in your kitchen simply by changing the kitchen hardware such as faucet and door handles of your cabinets. Go for the sleeker choices which might be a bit expensive than regular ones yet can do a lot of good to your kitchen.

Change Drawer Liners and Add Wallpaper to Cabinet Walls

The inside walls of cabinets are often overlooked because most people tend to focus on the doors and outside parts. You can add cheerful wallpaper to cabinet walls to make these appear brighter and lovelier. This would be especially fun for open cabinets and those with glass doors.

Change the Light Fixtures

Get rid of your boring kitchen lights and add some new ones that would bring out the beauty of your kitchen. Hanging lights are the “in” thing these days but you could also opt for spotlights. If you are not so sure about your kitchen’s lighting needs, then you might want to consult an expert on this aspect.

Change the Counters and Backsplash

nice kitchen counters

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This entails some serious cash so we are placing this at the bottom of this home improvement list. Still, if you have some money to spare, changing the counters and the backsplash in your kitchen can bring the room to a whole new level. Granite is preferable but you could always opt for colorful tiles.