5 Budget Friendly Kitchen Upgrades

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. 

Project 4: 

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!

SHOP MY STYLE

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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59 Comments

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    • Since this piece has been published at several other locations prior to you asking, I am happy for you post on your university blog as long as you are providing a link back to my site, I will consider it PR. However in the future I do actually require proper written notification as many bloggers do, and the copyright information for my intellectual proper is laid out in the collaboration by laws on my blog page. Thank you for understanding.

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  24. I have kitchen envy, you are so lucky. I look at kitchen designs all the time on pinterest and when your popped up I had to click the link and see more. I would love to see your pantry, I imagine it is perfect too. Pinning and bookmarking to keep up with your latest projects and posts.

  25. I really love that pantry door, and it seems like an quick and easy upgrade. Also that kitchen island is pretty fantastic too! Love you blog honey!

  26. Such a great post, with several different levels to upgrade you kitchen. You can have no skill set, a moderate skill set or be Bob the builder, which is such a draw to your readers. Thanks again
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  28. I really appreciate the pantry door and kitchen island upgrades these are both great ideas. I intend to try them out this weekend. Thanks for the share.

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  30. Great post with really good ideas on how to upgrade a kitchen. Love the coffee nook you should post on just it with more details.

  31. Fantastic read jam packed with loads of information on budget kitchen upgrades. Thanks for sharing such handy advice.

  32. You have great ideas and a lovely blog page, very easy to read and navigate. 5 Budget Kitchen Upgrades has inspired me to make the change.

  33. Great inspiration in this post to do a new project in our kitchen. You have many great ideas and they all seem super simple for all skill levels.

  34. Great post with very budget conscience ideas to elevate the look of ones kitchen.

  35. Thanks in favor of sharing such a pleasant thoughts on kitchen upgrades.The post is nice, and that’s why i have read it fully and taken notes.

  36. First of all I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had trouble getting my thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Appreciate it!

    • Thank you Melissa. Writing is not exactly my strong suit, I am really more of a decorator that would prefer to show you pretty pictures, and tell you a story. Honestly, I write in the stream of consciousness form, and I am pretty sure I just heard my college English Professor groan all the way over here. However, I usually have an outline of where I want to go with the article. Spell check and grammar check help out a lot too, and I got most of my writing tips from pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/jennygirlgainer/.

  37. What a great site! I love that I have found so many options to make my kitchen feel new again. I am not handy so the easier the better! Thanks.

  38. You have great content, and respectable pictures. I think you website is just a diamond in the rough that has not caught on yet. I can see you going mainstream very soon.

  39. This is nice article, with lots of information. Do you do guest posts or collaborations? I notice most of your post are not sponsored either, is there a reason you have chosen to burden the cost all on your own?

    • I would be interest in a guest post or collaboration. I do not currently have any sponsors but I am always looks 😉

  40. I linked over from your Instagram account, you have a great blog with great pictures just like you Insta account.

  41. Found you at stumble upon great ideas, I love a 5 ways too read they are my favorites kinds of post.

  42. Wow I love your island and that door. Great ideas you are very creative.

  43. Wonderful article I find it very helpful with tons of useful knowledge. Its is an article that I read and think I can do that.

  44. I enjoyed this post since all the elements are very obtainable and inexpensive. Great tips for everyday people living every day lives.

  45. What great ideas they are simple and easy, plus your are right they will not break the bank.

  46. All of these ideas are fab! I especially like the update to the island and that coffee bar. Such great ideas!

    • I love it!! You should totally change it out. I will be posting a DIY step by step post later this month, so check back in 🙂 Have some helpful tips for the process.

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