5 Budget Friendly Kitchen Upgrades
Do you want to upgrade your kitchen, but don’t have the funds for a complete over haul? Here are 5 simple ways to add a custom feeling to any kitchen with out breaking the bank.
Project 1: Change Out Your Pantry Door
This is another simple upgrade which will improve your home and give your kitchen a little personality. Yes doors can range anywhere from $100 up to $1,000. Mine seen below, was $144 at Home Depot, and I added the PANTRY logo myself which kept the project very cost effective. The details of Upgrade Your Pantry Door & DIY will be available at the title link.
Project 2: Upgrade Your Kitchen Island
If you follow my blog you know that I just recently added wainscots panels to to base of my kitchen island to give it a more custom feel. (Link here to Upgrade Your Kitchen Island) I opted to do the wainscots panels, because it matched the existing columns in my home. Please do not think you are limited to only this option. To make you island your own you could add bead board, reclaimed wood pallet boards, judge’s panels, or even just paint it a bright fun color. This was one of the easiest things to do, that gives you son much bang for your buck.
Project 3: Add a Coffee Nook
Make yourself a fun coffee bar using a old piece of furniture, or coffee corner in a designated area of your kitchen. I have used this trick in two houses that I lived in, and I promise it gives you kitchen an instant facelift with things you already own. Just designate an area in your kitchen, it could be as simple as a upper cabinet as seen below, and put everything you need to have your own little coffee bar. I even included a small trash can to discard your empty pods and stir sticks. Added in a selection of coffee syrups and a variety of hot beverage choices, now all you are missing is the barista.
Don’t forget the Windows, one of the easiest things to add color and decoration to kitchen is installing window treatments. A cute little cafe curtain, a cornice board or roman shades come to mind. Not a curtain fan? Well you can add a fun custom sign, these are so popular right now. You would utilize the sign, in the place of a cornice board over the window. We actually made our own custom signage in Rustic Sunday Brunch (link here) in lieu of curtains.
Project 5: Set The Table
You would be surprised at the number of people that over look this super simple decorating tip. It is literally one of the easiest way to decorate your kitchen table or island for the season. Make sure to layer your pieces for a true lux feel, and keep in cohesive colors. Chargers, placemats, plates and napkins, maybe add in a fun decorative plate to mirror the season or color story. You can also stop by Top 12 Kitchen Essentials for Holiday Entertaining.You can get the inside scoop on my must have items to make cooking of a crowd so easy!
WALL PAINT- Agreeable Gray Sherwin Williams TRIM PAINT- Pure White Sherwin Williams FLOORS- Mohawk 3″Forrest Lake Oak Color: Oxford CABINETS- Georgetown Maple (Color- white) COUNTERTOP-Polished Carrara Marble OVENS- 27″ Double Wall Ovens Kitchen Aid BACKSPLASH- 3×6 Gloss White Subway Tile Interceramic BARSTOOLS- Allen Barstool Ballard Designs ISLAND PENDENTS- Addie Pendents Ballard Designs MIXER- Kitchen Aid Professional 6 SPICE RACK- Kamenstein Heritage 16-Jar Revolving Countertop Spice Rack with Free Spice Refills for 5 Years BLENDER- Oster 004270-615-NP0 Beehive Blender – Stainless TOASTER-Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome COFFEE MAKER- Keurig 2.0 575 CUTTING BOARDS- Teak Cutting Board – Rectangle End Grain Butcher Block (24 x 18 x 1.5 in.) – By Teakhaus TAPAS PLATES- Anthropology Calligrapher Monograms NAPKINS- Gilt WHITE PLATE- JC Penny BURLAP CHARGER-Hobby Lobby PLACEMAT- HomeGoods
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