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6 Thrifty Ways To Upgrade Your Small Kitchen Into A Stylish One

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6 Thrifty Ways To Upgrade Your Small Kitchen Into A Stylish One

The heart of the house – the kitchen, needs to be in good shape. Whether it is the appliances, the counters, the flooring, or the backsplashes, if they are in good condition, the joy of working in the space simply doubles. Having said that, if you do find your kitchen needs a little redo, you don’t have to worry about shelling out a lot of money. You can significantly reduce the cost of your kitchen makeover with a few smart, thrifty tips that every homeowner must know about. Here are some tips to renovate and create a stylish kitchen on a small budget.

1. Update Your Lighting

Appropriate lighting can make or break your space. For most households, the kitchen is one of the most important parts of their home, so those lights should be chosen that maximize visibility and also enhance the ambience of the space. Well-placed ceiling spotlights can help illuminate worktops for food preparation, whereas under a unit or cabinet lighting styles can get rid of darker spots within the kitchen. Pendant lights can also be used to highlight certain sections of the kitchen – maybe a countertop or a small dining area in the kitchen.

2. Design and Open Up The Walls

Smartly redesigning a kitchen is all about finding new and fresh ideas to incorporate into an existing setting. For instance, removing some of your upper cabinetry can completely transform your kitchen and make it look a lot bigger. You can replace closed cabinets with open shelving or floating shelves, which keeps in line with the open kitchen concept while keeping storage space intact. It also makes it convenient to reach the crockery or other things as and when needed. Simple kitchen wall tiles design, such as changing the backsplash tiles or adding tiled countertops in place of natural stone could be a welcome and an easy-to-maintain option for a high activity space like the kitchen.

3. Improve Cabinets

Thrifty Ways To Upgrade Your Small Kitchen Into A Stylish One

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If you have had the same old cabinets since time immemorial, it is time for you to switch them up. You can reface the cabinets, providing your kitchen with an upgraded ambience without breaking the bank. In fact, refacing saves a lot of time, money and is also easy on the environment. This hack is more time-efficient, budget-saving and also doesn’t change much of your kitchen. You can experiment with different colours and shades to see what works best for your space. Even a tiny change of colour or design can have a great impact on the overall look of the kitchen.

4. Add Backsplash

Benefits of adding backsplashes are manifold, one of them being the efficiency of cleaning. A tiled kitchen backsplash is as easy to clean as it gets. All you need is a wet cloth and a good surface cleaning solution. The backsplash is your chance at bringing colour and pattern to the otherwise quite monotonous kitchen. You can play with designs and colours in this space, without taking away from the décor theme of the space.

5. Upgrade Your Hardware

You would be surprised at how impactful changing the hardware of your kitchen can be. The most prominent hardware in the kitchen happens to be the handles and knobs of cabinets and drawers. Upgrade these and you will see a noticeable difference in your space. Replace the steel or silver-coated ones with golden-coloured ones to give a regal and royal look to the space.

6. Luxurious and Affordable Flooring

Save some money by opting for good quality floor tiles, rather than opting for natural stone flooring. You can even choose to install vinyl flooring or wooden tiles that resemble wooden planks. These materials are a lot easier to maintain, easy to install and are durable enough to withstand the wear and tear a kitchen floor often goes through. The best part is that they are (especially tiles) available in various patterns and designs, ensuring that you get the look you wish for!

Doing up your kitchen can be interesting if you know what you want from the space. It is not necessary that you need to spend a whole lot to make a noticeable change. Small things like changing the colour scheme, upgrading the cabinetry and hardware, and adding additional lights can make a whole lot of difference. Identify the areas that need your attention and work on them effectively. So, which tips are you going to incorporate in your kitchen remodelling project? Let us know in the comments!

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Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in types of tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.

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