Cost-Effective Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

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The kitchen is the most used room in the house. It is also where the most delicious and tasty meals are prepared. The layout and design of a kitchen will influence the value of your home. Every once in a while, it is nice to change things up and keep up with the current trends and latest kitchenware. Below are some of the ways you can upgrade your kitchen on a low budget.

Improve your lighting

Natural lighting is always the best form of light. It is so bright, and it is also free. Enough lighting is essential to help with navigating through the kitchen. Invest in a pair of great curtains, and ensure they are not too dark to warrant that enough light gets through. As an upgrade, ensure that the windows are big to improve visibility and bring an open feel to the kitchen. Having a well-lit and spacious kitchen will impact the time spent in the kitchen with your loved ones. Moreover, a clear view of all the counter surfaces and appliances makes the cooking experience more thrilling.

Upgrade appliances

A kitchen renovation is quite a sizable project, and once you finish, it could take a while to do it again. Part of the remodel is checking and ensuring that the appliances are working perfectly and not malfunctioning. Newer appliances may be the way to improve the quality of your home, and it is a beneficial investment. Similarly, you can opt to fix appliances that are too expensive to save on cost. Having a professional come and do an oven repair or fix your dishwasher can help you avoid additional costs.

Change the color

When upgrading the kitchen, it is essential to make some changes to the wall as well. Using the right tools and products, you will be able to change the entire feel and atmosphere of the kitchen. Color coordinating the rugs, cabinets, and countertops to the wall paint will make everything look put together and cohesive. As you paint the walls, you can also change the knobs and install new ones to bring the whole look together. At the same time, you can install some cutlery storage organizer in one of the pullout drawers close to your stove to help when cooking.

Create stations

When you figure out the kind of layout you want to upgrade to, try to find ways to keep the kitchen organized. For instance, you can place everything for breakfast on one side of the kitchen for easy access when preparing breakfast. Having all the sugar, tea, and coffee in one place will come in handy during the morning hours when you are in a hurry. You can have a station for all the cooking pots and knives close to the stove for easy retrieval when cooking. This placement will help reduce the mess in the kitchen countertops because everything is together. Creating different stations is possible. You can have a breakfast station, a cooking station, a snacks station, and a baking station. You can place all your small appliances in one corner, or you can install a pullout drawer for easy access.


A pantry comes in all designs and sizes, but the goal is always the same, to help in keeping the kitchen organized and act as a storage for all the dry food in the house. When doing a kitchen renovation, you must work on the pantry too. Creating enough shelves and buying some baskets can make a pantry more organized and big enough to accommodate all the food and snacks. Investing in glass jars and labels will make finding things easy. It will also help bring class to your pantry.


In conclusion, it is best to have a budget and know your financial limits. Make a plan of all the things you want to change and how you want things done. Separate the tasks you can do yourself and those that require a professional to come in and help. Get the details suitable for all of the kitchen, know the size and measurements for all the appliances and furniture, for better planning. As a homeowner, ensure the upgrade you get will serve you for a long time without needing a professional to come and check the appliances or plumbing now and then.

About The Author: Sheryl Wright is a freelance writer whose passions include cooking, interior design, and true crime novels. If she is not at home reading, she is at a farmers market or antique shop. She currently lives in Nashville, TN, with her cat, Saturn. 

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