Looking for a low-budget kitchen upgrade? Your kitchen may be looking a little tired, but the good news is you don't have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh, new look. All it takes is some time, effort and creativity. Take a look at our guide on how to upgrade your kitchen for less, and you’ll have the kitchen of your dreams in no time at all.
Create more storage
It is amazing how much one can accumulate in the kitchen over the years. Without knowing it, your kitchen is most likely getting filled with unnecessary items every day. Try allocating a day to completely sort out your kitchen cupboards. Simply take out everything inside, and rearrange in a more functional way, by putting your every-day items in an easy access area. Not only is this practical, but by organising you will be creating more space in your kitchen. If you're still lacking space, consider putting up some shelves or hanging rails, to make good use of overhead space.
Upgrade the cabinets
Replacing your entire collection of kitchen cabinets can be expensive, so why not just replace your kitchen cupboard doors? You can simply pick a new colour, style or texture for your kitchen at a fraction of the price of getting new cabinets. Take a look at our wide range of made-to-measure replacement kitchen doors for some inspiration.
Get some wall art
Do you have blank, boring walls in your kitchen? Hanging some wall art can give your kitchen a burst of new life. Framed art belongs in your kitchen just as much as in the living room, and can be put almost anywhere. There are a number of various styles of art to choose from, and of course this is up to you. We recommend taking a look at Etsy and Society 6 for some nice hand painted pieces.
Try out some new fabrics
If you have upholstery in your kitchen, why not upgrade tired cushions and old chairs? Simple fabrics can be purchased relatively cheaply, and can give your kitchen an immediate upgrade. Consider the colour scheme of your kitchen and work in new fabrics to compliment the space. Even a simple change of kitchen towels and tablecloth can work wonders.
Create a feature wall
Give your kitchen a bit of personality with a new feature wall. Consider covering one wall of your kitchen in wallpaper, or give it a new splash of colour with a lick of new paint. If your kitchen is shared with family, why not create a customisable chalkboard wall? Simply buy some chalkboard paint, and paint a feature wall inside the tour kitchen. Having a wall designed to draw on with chalk adds a personal touch to your space, and will give children the perfect place to entertain themselves. Having a chalkboard wall is also a good idea if you're looking to get more organised, as it can double as a family planner or diary wall.