Kitchen Updates for Under $150
Kitchens are the hub of the home. It seems like kitchens are just the natural gathering place, so it makes sense that we should give them special attention to make them appealing and comfortable.
Kitchens can also be one of the most expensive rooms to renovate, so if you are like me and don’t have tens of thousands of extra dollars to spend on kitchen renovations, there are still some impactful updates you can make inexpensively.
If it is not in your budget to buy new countertops, cabinets, flooring, or appliances, you can still make your kitchen beautiful with a few of these suggestions.
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4. Update your lighting. You can find very beautiful and affordable pendant lighting at home improvement stores. Shop discount stores for a great new light fixture above your breakfast table. If you are willing to try a DIY lighting project, click here for some great examples.
6. Add a new rug. Find a great rug for your breakfast area, or a runner in the kitchen area. You can find some great rugs under $150 at discount stores like Home Goods, Marshall’s, Ross, or Target. If you are a DIYer, click here for great examples of some DIY rugs.
9. Clean, organize, clear your countertops, and clear your refrigerator from pictures and magnets. Less is more on your countertops and on your refrigerator.
11. Update your artwork. Find some great artwork for your breakfast area. Discount shops like Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, or Kirkland’s have beautiful, affordable artwork, or try framing some of your own photography, or try one of the DIY artwork projects here.
12. Update your backsplash. Some tile and stone backsplashes can get expensive, but you can actually find tile or bead board to use as a very affordable backsplash. This can completely transform the look of your kitchen.
These updates are all ones that I have tried and can attest to their ease and the positive impact that they make in a kitchen. Here are a couple more suggestions that I personally have never tried, but they sound like a great idea, so they may be worth investigating:
2. Paint your countertops. I wouldn’t try this unless your countertops are offensive. If your countertops are a neutral color in pretty good condition, I think other affordable updates will transform the look of your kitchen without having to do anything to your countertops. However, if your countertops are stuck in the 70′s or worse, you may want to give countertop paint a try. What do you have to loose, really?