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Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Guest Posts, Home & Garden, How To | 0 comments

7 Inexpensive Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Chic-Modern Makeover

kitchen makeover

If the kitchen truly is the heart of your home then it’s going to need some love. And what better way to give it that than with a makeover? If you have the money, you can always do a full on renovation, but why break the bank when you can give your kitchen some TLC on the cheap? Still skeptical? Don’t be! With these tips, you’ll have plenty of ways to make your kitchen over and still keep your savings intact.

Bring on the Color

No one likes a boring kitchen, but sometimes that’s how they come. Rental or not, it’s easy to let your kitchen be after you’ve moved into a place and made it your own. If your kitchen is painted white or off white (most usually are), you can make a huge difference by painting the wall a different color. A color pop will add instant contrast and offer a quick an easy update to ordinary kitchen. And if you want, something more fun, consider chalkboard paint. Then you can write on the walls.

Add a Backsplash

Don’t like painting? No problem! Adding a backsplash is another great way to update your kitchen. There are a million different options out there, from glass mosaics to stainless steel, but if you hate the burden of choice and want a suggestion, consider subway tiles. They have a very clean look and practically go with anything. They are very agreeable and feel equally chic and timeless.

Light It Up

Kitchen lighting is important because you need to see what you’re doing in there, but let’s not forget mood. The right kind of lighting can create some nice and inviting ambiance. So how does one do that? With rope lights, of course! Whether you run them by your kick plates or above and below your cabinets, rope lights will add a warm glow to your kitchen. Not only do these accents create atmosphere, but they can also double as night lights for those late night kitchen cravings.

Switch up the Hardware

Switching out old hardware for new hardware is a subtle change, but has more impact than you think. These are the bells and whistles, after all. So consider the cabinet knobs and handles the jewelry your kitchen wears. When you swap it out for something more striking, your kitchen will looked dolled up. It’s a small touch, but it goes a long way.

Don’t Forget Appliances

Since we’re talking inexpensive here, your refrigerator isn’t what we have in mind.  Rather think about smaller kitchen appliances such as blenders and toasters.  If yours are generic looking, pawn them off and upgrade to ones with some style. With a little color coordinating, those everyday objects can easily become decorative ornaments.

Less is More

Cabinets take up the most space in your kitchen, and you know what? They all generally look the same. Talk about repetitive. But they don’t have to be, and by loosing a cabinet door or two, you’ll create some open shelving where you can display your coolest dishes. You can even put up some wallpaper on the back wall of the cabinet for even more dramatic effect.

Cover Some Ground

Giving your kitchen a makeover doesn’t always have to include tweaking what’s in your kitchen. Sometimes it includes adding to it. A great way to fill a void is to just add a rug. Kitchens usually run long, and there are rugs that can go the distance. Color pops are welcome touches to otherwise bland kitchen areas, so there’s a good chance this is just what yours needs. And if you walk around barefoot, your kitchen will feel a lot more comfortable to walk through.

When you give your kitchen a makeover, there’s a lot you can do. Knowing what your kitchen lacks will help you see the trouble areas. And knowing how to tackle them should get you brainstorming. Every kitchen is different, but there’s always a way to bring more zest into them. Chew these ideas over and see what works best for you!

Peter Sawyer is a screenwriter and cinephile who enjoys DIY home and living hacks. Writing for Modernize gives him a platform to write about energy-efficient living in the home. He just wrote a produced a featurette about Halloween.