The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, so you want yours to be the very best version of itself. After all, no one wants to meal-prep or gather around the breakfast nook in a drab, uninspired space.
At the same time, overhauling your entire kitchen can be expensive and time-consuming. If you don’t have a budget or schedule conducive to gutting your kitchen and building it back from scratch, there are still several simple ways you can give a kitchen a facelift without singeing your bank account balance.
Make the switch to a wall oven microwave combo
These two-in-one appliances can drastically change your kitchen’s appearance by opening up more space. The convenience of having both appliances in the same place also cannot be overstated.
Another advantage of switching over to a microwave oven combo is that it gives you less surface space to clean, saving you some time every day.
Microwave oven combos from Goedeker’s are especially sleek and stylish, making them an attractive addition to any kitchen.
Give your cabinets a makeover
If you don’t want to rip all of your cabinets out and start from scratch, you can breathe life into your existing cabinet doors with a fresh coat of paint. Painting cabinet doors will change their appearance significantly and conceal and dents and dings acquired over the years. You can also replace the doors themselves or simply replace the knobs and handles with eye-catching alternatives that complement your appliances.
Consider adding glass doors or display shelving to avoid the heavy and dull look. You can add some interesting accessories and decorating items on the shelves. Make practical use of the storage and create a corner devoted to your favorite drink. For example, if you are a tea lover, you can place sugar bowls and jam pots on the shelf and put a tea jar and a few double-walled glass cups to make it more inviting.
Spruce up your appliances with new accessories
Appliances are big buys, and not everyone has the budget to replace them. At the same time, you can alter the appearance of the appliances you already have. Try affixing new handles and knobs on your fridge and oven. Replacing the pans under the burners will give your oven a fresh look. For a day-and-night transformation, you can also swap out your faucets and sink handles at a reasonable price.
It’s all about the lighting
One all-important but often overlooked aspect in giving your kitchen a makeover is the lighting. Find ways to spotlight the most appealing parts of your kitchen and keep your dirty-dish-infested kitchen sink out of sight and out of mind.
If possible, use layered lighting, and make sure you have an appropriate amount of wattage to brighten your kitchen without making it look like an operating room.
Rethink your walls
Another affordable method of revamping your kitchen’s look is to repaint or re-paper the walls. Choose warm, inviting shades, and don’t be afraid to add some variety. For example, you can mix solid-color painted walls with papered sections to add texture.
You can also add more depth and allure with crown molding and borders, especially in a contrasting color to your wall paint.
The least expensive task in your quest to give your kitchen a facelift is re-organizing it from top to bottom.
First, give the entire room a thorough cleaning. Once everything is sparklingly spotless, go through the room one surface at a time. Remove any unnecessary items from your countertops. Make the most of your cabinets, shelving, and pantry so that the visible parts of the kitchen are uncluttered.
You’ll be amazed at what a difference a simple reorganization will make.
Before you go
There’s no need to take out a second mortgage or a leave of absence to give a kitchen a facelift. With these six simple tips, you can give your kitchen a whole new look without spending a lot of money or time.