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10 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Improve Any Kitchen

by Greg on June 27, 2018

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If you’re like most people, you’re postponing kitchen work and repairs because you are certain they are beyond your budget.

Well, think again! We’re offering ten cheap, easy ways to improve any kitchen – read on and you’ll be amazed to find out that a homeowner doesn’t need to be a billionaire to give their kitchen a new look.

1. Get New Kitchen Faucets

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You don’t need to replace the entire sink. The best kitchen faucets won’t come cheap but add great value and truly modernize your little kitchen. The inexpensive prospect of adding a new faucet to your kitchen sink is a great one. What is more, detachable heads will offer added functionality.

2. Chalkboards

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Do up your kitchen with a chalkboard – you can get one for less than 10 dollars, yet it will give your kitchen an amazing new look.

3. Get Mosaic Tiles
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With mosaic tiles, your kitchen will get some much-needed detail, beauty, and personality, and all this at a very low cost. It is inexpensive to lay tiles, and it isn’t hard. We suggest buying tile on large sheets so you can cut the mesh backing on the sheets to line cabinets and counters with tiles as you please.

4. Replace your Countertops
Here is an excellent and very budget-friendly idea – replace your countertops with ones of stainless steel. It is easy – all you need to do is measure the countertop sizes and get a metal workshop to cut the right size of stainless steel to fit them.

Don’t forget to get the edges turned down to provide a smoother look and also for safety reasons (to avoid sharp edges. You won’t imagine how easy it is to forget they’re there, and these kinds of accidents are no joke!)

5. A DIY Glass Cabinet
This is also cheap to get and not hard to do. All you need to have is a drill, sandpaper, caulk, glass and a glass clip. Ask a local store to cut custom glass pieces for you. Buy fasteners there too. To fix the glass, place a thin layer of caulk around the frame where your glass is going to be and put it in place.

6. Redecorating the Walls
Repainting your kitchen walls is one of the simplest and at the same time cheapest ways to improve your kitchen and increase the value of your home. Two gallons of paint only cost about 50 dollars. We recommend choosing neutral colors, like white, because they cost less and have universal appeal.

7. Filter your Water
OK, this one isn’t THAT inexpensive, but it can save you thousands in the long run. Installing a water filtration system in your kitchen will also add to the overall value of your home. Make sure to replace the filters with new ones on a regular basis to maximize cost-savings and efficiency.

8. Refresh your ceiling
Fixing and adding new colors to your kitchen ceiling will make the kitchen appear larger and more spacious. If you still have those old popcorn ceilings, it’s time to get rid of them and install some innovative lighting solutions to give your kitchen an elite new look.

9. Change Lighting
Is the lighting in your kitchen dim? Do you have an old, clunky lampshade you hate? One that you keep bumping your head into as you stand up from the table? Lighting and lampshades aren’t expensive to replace, and it’s easier than it sounds.

10. Get New Drawer Handles
Getting new handles and pulls for your drawers, cupboards and cabinets is one of the most affordable kitchen upgrades. Also, paint your drawers and cabinets.

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