5 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen On A Budget

Many of us are tired of our old, outdated kitchen, but we don’t have the money to remodel. So, what exactly are our other options? There are many inexpensive things that you can do to give your kitchen that much needed face-lift, and in some cases, a whole new look and feel. Let’s get crafty and see how easy these DIY projects really are!

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Rule number one, make the most of what you’ve got! Assuming that your cabinets are in good shape, there are many things you can do to them to make a huge change. Try sanding them down and adding a new color stain to them or paint them to alter the entire look of the room. Of course, if they are currently painted, you will need to buy paint stripper and remove the paint. Then, sand them down and stain them. This can be very time consuming, but it will save you a bundle! You can also get creative and add a new surface to your cabinets. Add chalkboard paint to a couple of the doors for quick memos, grocery lists, or even a menu! You can even get quotes painted onto your cabinets for a positive reminder each day!

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Next, you can modify the cabinets. If the cabinets are not falling off the wall, you can change the look by changing the doors, molding, and more. Replace all of the doors (which is way cheaper than buying new cabinets) or even remove a few doors for an open shelf style. Adding new hardware to your cabinets can also do wonders for the space. Find new shiny knobs that complement the décor, and your cabinets might just look brand new!

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Then, you can change up your countertops. There are many new counter materials out there in addition to inexpensive granite. Laminate countertops are an inexpensive option and offer a very large variety of designs that look like high end granite or soapstone countertops! With each different style you prefer, you can change your counters to fulfill any ideas in your mind.

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How about a new backsplash?! There are actually peel and stick wall tiles that are reasonably priced you can use for a backsplash. You could also choose to use wallpaper that imitates the look of tile as another inexpensive choice.

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Our last tip for renovating your kitchen is to suggest updating your lighting fixtures! If the lighting that you already have is not sufficient, maybe add under cabinet lighting that will add a decorative touch as well as extra lighting. They typically come in sets and are easy to install, so you can add them to your existing upper cabinets for more lighting in the space!

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5 Simple Ways to Transform Your Kitchen

     Every kitchen needs an update every once in awhile. Yes, yours included! We have all the answers for your kitchen catastrophes, though! Here at A.Clore Interiors, we believe every room is important, but the kitchen plays a huge role when having guests and company over. It’s the room everyone hangs out in, where everyone converses and catches up. You want to make sure your kitchen is welcoming and up-to-date on all the latest trends while you’re talking about all the latest news!

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1. Backsplash – Adding backsplash underneath your kitchen cabinets is the obvious go-to if you want to make an impeccable difference and give it a completely new feel. If your kitchen has dark accents, such as the plates and décor, add lighter tiles to the walls. It will keep your kitchen bright and crisp day or night.

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2. Black French Style Door – This door will become the statement piece of your kitchen! I can promise that. Exchange your old, plain pantry door for something more sleek and chic, such as a black French door with fogged glass. It will have a classic affect on your kitchen ambiance.

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3. Embellished Gold Corner Brackets – This is a suggestion is a much more hip and younger update. Add those shiny, gold corner brackets to the edges of your kitchen drawers and cabinets. Your kitchen will make you travel back to your mid-twenties! These gold brackets help your kitchen give off that young, but mature, setting.

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4. Lighter Colors – Like we have mentioned in all of our previous blog posts, lighter color palettes are always the way to go! It makes your kitchen automatically look clean and crisp. You can go crazy with a light color scheme, and you could never over-do it. The best way to brighten up your kitchen is by painting the cabinets. If you change your cabinets by a shade, it’s noticeable. Try it!

5. New Basics – Add in some new kitchen floor tiles or some new light fixtures. You can add or take away a theme from your kitchen by changing the basics. They are the foundation of your kitchen setting! Change it up a little and guests will notice for sure!

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