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How to Update Your Kitchen Without Spending a Fortune

Whether you want to make a few adjustments to your kitchen or completely revamp it, you’ll be glad to know there are many ways to update a kitchen on a budget.

In this guide, we’ll discuss how you can update your kitchen without spending a fortune. Let’s take a look!



Repaint Your Kitchen or/and Retiling

One key measure you can take to improve your kitchen without breaking the bank is either by repainting your kitchen, retiling your walls and splashbacks, or both (to some degree or another).

Simply repainting or/and retiling your kitchen can give it a new lease of life. This could involve refurbishing the existing paint colours/tile design or introducing a colours/tile designs to your kitchen.


Update Your Kitchen Sink

Note: Unlike the other updates listed in this guide, you must hire a professional if you want to have your kitchen sink replaced.

Another option is to replace a kitchen sink. This relatively simple change can enhance the appearance of your kitchen while potentially introducing new and more sophisticated taps (e.g. a mixer tap setup).

As with any type of installation discussed here, if unsure what will work well for your home, you should consult with a professional for their advice. Beyond that, it’s good to shop around and consider a range of products before deciding which one works better for you and offers solid value for money.


Introduce Open Shelving

Open shelving is a great way of adding extra storage space to your kitchen while also opening up opportunities to place showcase items like suitably-placed plants and artwork.

Ultimately, by utilising open shelving you can free up space elsewhere and improve the overall look and feel of your kitchen.


Kitchen Cabinet Lighting

Adding suitable lights at the bottom of your kitchen cabinets can act as a fairly simple and affordable way of introducing new lighting to your kitchen.

With kitchen cabinet lighting you can benefit from a new aesthetically pleasing way of lighting work areas of your kitchen where you may wish to prepare food under this type of task lighting.

Common types of kitchen cabinet lighting include regular LED lights, LED strip lighting, Xenox fixtures and puck lighting.


Add Flowers

Finally, simply adding flowers to your kitchen in suitable areas (i.e. not too close to appliances such as the oven) can update this space without breaking the bank.

The right sort of flowers your kitchen will depend on the colours already existing in your kitchen and what sort of flowers would look the part within this space.

Beyond that, it’s important that any flowers included are not poisonous to any pets you have or/and will not be an issue with regards to allergies of anyone living in your home.


Hiring a Professional

As mentioned earlier, you must hire a professional if you want to have your kitchen sink replaced, whereas the other tasks mentioned are DIY-friendly.

With that said, one way or another, you may prefer to hire a professional even if it is not required such as to ensure the best possible installation or because you’re otherwise unsure about a certain aspect or aspects of the installation process.

Depending on the sort of professional you hire, the cost of labour may land somewhere in the region of £10 to £40 per hour. Naturally, labour pricing can vary depending on many factors including where specifically you are located in the UK.



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