We’ve all been in a situation where we’re tired of looking at our outdated kitchen, but most of us are unable to take on a full renovation because of either time or money. The good news is that there are a lot of budget friendly ways to update your kitchen without a complete overhaul. Most of these D.I.Y ideas can be done in a single weekend, and you’ll have a kitchen you love no time. But beware once you start your projects, it can have a domino effect and soon you’ll want to start other kitchen projects too.
Update your Cabinetry
📸: Felix Forest
Updating you cabinetry can really be effective in giving your kitchen a new look. The first thing you should do is remove and either repaint, refinish or replace the doors and knobs. This might sound daunting, but it will be worth it when the work you've done will give your kitchen an instant face-lift.
Change the Lighting
📸: Brooke Holm | Stylist: Sophie Thé
Changing the lights in your kitchen can make a dramatic difference. You can add more or less task lighting depending on your preference, while also introducing decorative lighting. It can make it more visually appealing while also increasing its work-ability.
Replace your Tapware
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Replacing your faucet isn’t as hard as it sounds, and can be done without calling in a professional. There are thousands of taps styles that can perfectly compliment your kitchen. You’ll be surprised the impact it can have on the look of your kitchen, some taps today even look like a work of art.
Update your Flooring
📸: Armelle Habib
Timber flooring can be sanded, re-stained, or painted in order to give your floor a new look. You can also cover up tiles or existing timber boards, but you’ll most likely end up with a raised floor in the process which might interfere with doorways.
Change your Backsplash
📸: Brooke Holm | Stylist: Sophie Thé.
Much like your cabinets, changing the color and material of your backsplash can have an incredible effect on your kitchen. Especially if it's in a prominent place in your kitchen, it can really add depth to a dull and outdated space.
We hope these kitchen upgrades will give you some ideas on how to give your old kitchen a much needed face-lift!