Kitchen makeover is always considered an expensive if not a cumbersome exercise but under most circumstances the effort is worthwhile as it increase the property’s value and also makes users feel good about the change. Most kitchen improvements on a budget are limited to changes like fresh coat of paint on the walls or on the cabinets followed by new lighting arrangements, modern gadgets or new hardware like sink etc. The ideal way forward before planning any kind of kitchen remodeling or improvement project is to allot a budget and then start exploring around to see what avenues are available in the market. Carry out detailed research about price of fixtures, paints, materials and other essentials that you may require to make the required kitchen change. Here are budget friendly kitchen improvement ideas that can be used to make changes in the kitchen some of which can be done as a DIY experiment if you are experienced else a contractor can be hired for the same.
1. Change the counter-top
The most important theme when decorating or renovating a kitchen is the choice of its counter-top or workplace whose durability and quality of the material make this region look sophisticated or ordinary. Determine your budget by deciding whether using artificial stone, natural stone or metal would look good on the counter. Generally, counters made of natural stone have limited color options but granite counter tops are the most profitable in terms of strength and quality, and if you are planning on classic style kitchen, you can consider marble counter.
2. Change the cabinet doors
If you are considering renovating kitchen cabinets then light colors and reliable carpenter can come in handy. You can find more useful kitchens by dividing parts of cabinets or expanding some. If you are planning to do a renovation from the ground up, you can get a sample made from the cabinets given in this example. This stylish model with easy shelves and drawers is very suitable for the kitchen.
3. Use every square foot of kitchen area
The shelves of simple wooden laminate contrast with the white wall and give this kitchen a contemporary aura. Beautiful mural opposite the cooking area in combination with single rectangular counter, aluminum embodied handles and open shelves above the artistic counter give the kitchen a holistic look. In this modern kitchen, every inch of floor to ceiling is used as per requirement.
4. Neutral tones
Painting the kitchen with soft light colors also gives a sense of spaciousness to the area with an attractive touch. Such light colors can be opted for the small kitchen background which creates depth in this area. Work with only contemporary and natural light in your kitchen to create a feeling of vibrancy.
5. Modular cabinets
In modern kitchens we typically see modular designs and products that can also be implemented in small and confined spaces. Similarly modular kitchen cupboards and cabinets make good use of space and materials as they can be custom designed to fit into available space. To obtain information about modular cabinet designs and installation in the kitchen take the assistance of experienced kitchen planners.
6. Trendy kitchen back-splash
From an aesthetic or functional point of view tiles made of ceramic, glass or stones are the ideal way to keep the kitchen back splash area clean as it is regularly exposed to water, food residue and food stains. Colorful tiles with attractive designs or even plain tiles without any patterns or motifs go a long way in making kitchen makeover a worthy exercise.
7. Fancy decorative lighting
Lighting makes a world of difference in an enclosed space like this kitchen which does not have any natural light source. Fancy lighting arrangements can not only make a kitchen look bright and cheerful but also adds space and vitality to the region.
8. Large windows
Large glass windows in the kitchen bring fresh air and also avoids accumulation of food odors and fumes. Natural light from wide open windows make the kitchen feel fresh and spacious and also allow you to enjoy view of the outdoors. Small plants of herbs can also be planted near the window in the kitchen such as coriander, fenugreek, fennel etc to keep the region smelling sweet and fresh.
9. Bring in colorful crockery
In a kitchen that has all the essential ingredients of a suitable workplace, extra fitting can make the region look cluttered. To give a new vibe to your kitchen showcase your crockery collection to stun and delight guests that walk in. If space is available you can install an open stylish storage system like this and fit in colorful crockery.
10. Add fancy furniture
Why not use uniquely designed furniture to inspire creativity in the kitchen when there is space available? No one said that boring old iron stools should be used for the kitchen bar. See these fancy stools each uniquely different from the other and take inspiration to add jazz to your kitchen.
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