Cost-Effective Kitchen Improvements

If your kitchen is looking a little tired, there are loads of ways you can freshen it up without having to splash out on a complete kitchen refit. With a bit of creativity and some imagination, there are plenty of cost-effective ways to improve the look and feel of your kitchen. Here are a few ideas:

Painting your cabinets

You don’t have to replace shabby cabinets; a simple coat of paint is a great way to get a new look. If you have a neutral background you could consider adding a dash of contemporary colour to the cabinets for an upbeat, fresh look.

New worktops

If you’ve not got the budget for a complete overhaul, then why not replace the worktops? This can totally transform the feel of your kitchen. Perhaps you could add in a few luxury extras like a built-in draining board or heat rods.

Get better storage

Most of us struggle to find room for all the stuff we accumulate over the years. Sorting out your kitchen cupboards is a good place to start, throwing out anything no longer needed or expired. A bit of organisation will vastly improve the amount of space available, clearing worktops and giving you the extra space to make your room look bigger. An added benefit is that it won’t cost you a penny!

Replace cabinet doors and handles

If there isn’t much wrong with the structure of your cabinets, replacing the doors and handles only can provide enough of a change to instantly update your kitchen. Brand new, sleek doors and some interestingly shaped new handles will make it look like you have a refit.

Introduce new fabrics

Perhaps you could consider some new seat cushions, a new tablecloth or hanging some brand new Waterproof Roller Blinds to brighten up the room. For a wide range of contemporary and colourful blind options, UCBlinds sell waterproof roller blinds online.

Treating yourself to a new appliance can also help to improve the look of your kitchen without having to change the furniture. When replacing appliances, be sure to choose energy efficient models to save on future bills as well.


This is a cheap way to liven up your kitchen. Buy some new accessories to display, whether they are kitchen-related crockery or glassware or flowers for example. Accessories will brighten your kitchen in an instant and you can choose a theme to bring the look together

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Extra lighting

If your kitchen doesn’t have great task lighting, consider installing some spotlights over the worktop or new, attractive ambient lighting over the dining table. Lighting is a great way to set the mood and brighten up a tired kitchen.


This will liven up old walls without breaking the bank or taking up too much time. Choose a modern colour and maybe even create a feature wall to really make a statement.

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