10 Ideas for Revamping Your Kitchen without Breaking the Bank

Everyone loves redecorating and furnishing their homes to give them the ultimate feel of comfort and modernity, but successfully revamping the rooms of your home without over-spending can be a difficult task. This becomes an even more daunting prospect when the room is one like the kitchen, where you can spend a fortune replacing a stove, anoven, or adishwasher alone. Fortunately there areplenty of great waysto give your kitchen the feel youre after without breaking the bank. Here are ten top tips for pulling-off your kitchen revamp.

1. Try a paint job

An inexpensive way to give any room a new feel is by giving it a new paint job. Whether its simply putting a new colour on the walls or refinishing your furniture, the only costs you will incur are the paint and the brushes.

2. Try-out new fixtures

The faucet and knobs of your sink are a central part of the kitchen, and if youre looking to provide a little more elegance or style, the faucet fixture might be the place to start.

3. Lighting

Most kitchens tend to have a lot of natural lighting, but when the sun sets your interior lights become important for setting the atmosphere you want. Purchasing a retractable hanging light fixture will allow for both intimate spotlighting when loweredand general room lighting when raised.

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4. Buy new chairs

Subtle changes can make a big difference in a room, and new chairs can set the tone for your kitchen, especially when theyre not being occupied. Consider adding some colour to the room with your chairs, which will lighten the mood of your kitchen.

5. Purchase new bins

One of the easiest ways to make your kitchen more elegant and presentable is buying a chic and shiny newbin. Some people like to havecolourful or plastic ones, but metal is easier to clean, and looks far neater. You can pick up great, and reasonably priced metal bins from retailers like Tesco.

6. Install a rack or railing

The kitchen is a working space, and having a rack or railing to hang some of your utensils and cookware from will not only give the room a rustic and working feel, but will also mean that much of your gear is close at hand when you need it.

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7. Consider exposing your cabinets

If you want to take tip #6 to the next level, then why not remove all the doors from your cupboards and storage spaces – this works best for those who are afterthe ultimate rustic feel.

8.Install new countertops

If youre willing to invest a little money into refurbishing your kitchen than one of the best things you can do is upgrade your countertops. This doesnt mean you have to install metres of expensive granite, but instead can consider a stronger and decorative wood like oak.

9. Hang a timepiece

Kitchens are not only rooms where you cook but theyre also rooms that people are constantly running in and out of, making them the perfect place mount a large clock, visible to everyone entering or exiting your kitchen.

10. Add some colour

Often kitchens can be nothing but shiny and matte surfaces, so consider adding a dash of colour, whether its in a piece of furniture, a jar, or paintings hanging from the walls.

Remember, refurbishing your kitchen doesnt have to be a wallet emptying experience, implement a couple of these tips, and soon this room will become the hearth of your home.

Images byAlan Cleaver,Maureen Didde andChalon Handmade used under the Creaitve Commons license.

 

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Lanna World is a travel blog mixed with a lifestyle blog. Sadly I can't be traveling all the time, so while I'm at home - saving for travel - I'll write lifestyle posts. Right now, I'm living in New Zealand, planning to travel to Europe at the end of 2015. I can't wait.

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