5 Good Upgrades For Your Kitchen That Won’t Cost An Arm And A Leg

If you want to upgrade your kitchen, but have been putting it off because of the cost, the good news is there are several ways to improve the appeal of your kitchen without spending a fortune. The goal of an having an updated kitchen on a budget. Whether you have a custom home or want the kitchen to look like a custom Perth Kitchen Design, it is possible on a budget.


The cabinets are typically the focal point of a kitchen as well as one of the things that get the most abuse. If you cannot afford to replace the cabinets, an inexpensive way to bring new life to them is to refinish the doors. The cabinet doors and drawers can be re-stained or painted for a fraction of the cost to replace them.


A nice countertop is a great way to update the kitchen and although the first choice for many people is to use granite or stone, inexpensive options also look great. For example, Corian is much less expensive than stone, yet it is durable and can add a splash of color to the kitchen.


The flooring is one of the largest upgrades you can do to improve the look of your kitchen. In most situations you can install a new floor directly over the existing floor, so it will save you both time and money. There are many options to choose from in discount tiles, including ceramic. A new kitchen floor can usually be installed in a weekend or less and can often be purchased for under $100, if you take your time and search for the best bargains.


Paint is always one of the least expensive, yet effective ways to upgrade the kitchen. An average size kitchen may require three gallons of paint, but the entire purchase is usually less than $100, when you shop around for sale prices. Choose colors that are soothing and comfortable or go for bold colors to completely change the look of the entire kitchen. When you use a different color on the trim, it will help to break up the kitchen and make it appear larger and don’t forget the ceiling. Adding a fresh coat of white paint to the ceiling will instantly change the appearance of the kitchen.

Cabinet Hardware

If the kitchen cabinets are in good condition or if you have recently painted or stained them, adding new hardware will make a large difference in the look of the cabinets. There are hundreds of choices when it comes to cabinet handles and pulls and this is one of the least expensive things you can do to give your kitchen a new look.


If the faucet on the kitchen sink is old, doesn’t work properly or looks dull and worn out, replacing it with a new, modern design will quickly improve the look of the kitchen. Kitchen faucets have changed dramatically over the past several years, yet they are inexpensive and can add a great look to the kitchen.

These are only a few samples of how you can instantly upgrade your kitchen for a fraction of the cost that you originally thought. Sometimes it is the smallest things that make the biggest change in a kitchen, so if you are on an extremely tight budget, start small. For example, changing the artwork or adding new cabinet hardware is very inexpensive, yet can make a dramatic change in the look of your kitchen.

+Ken Uhrich likes houses. In fact he lives in one. You can drop him a line at the Custom Home Group website.

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