Have you ever just wanted to change a room but didn’t have the time, energy, or funds, to do a complete overhaul? Yeah, me too. I have been thinking about some simple updates in my own home lately and one of the largest areas would be my kitchen. I would love to add a backsplash, refinish the cabinets, and of course update my appliances, but as with most projects I have to divide and conquer this overwhelming endeaver one small project at a time. In the meantime I have come up with 5 easy ways to update any kitchen on a budget.
So this started me on a search for some easy updates which can be achieved in a single shopping trip, or an hour or two of making some simple and easy changes in the kitchen.
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1. New Decorative Kitchen Towels
Primitives By Kathy The Dishes Towel, White/Black, 28″ Square by Amazon
|Wayfair Vintage Style towels for $23.99|
|The Pioneer Woman Flea Market 2-Pack Kitchen Towel by Walmart|
2. New Cabinet Hardware and Knobs
Houzz.com has all kinds of fabulous find and deals on items for the kitchen and the entire house.
|Hobby Lobby Chevron Pull $5.99|
Surprise, but one of the best sources for different and colorful pulls and knobs is Hobby Lobby. If you haven’t seen their collection I suggest that you check them out.
Amazon is also a great source for cabinet hardware.
3. New Dinnerware and Plates
Tangiers 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Turquoise
|Pottery Barn Reese Stripped Set|
Love this stripped style dinnerware set from Pottery Barn.
Euro Ceramica® Merille 16pc Dinnerware Set by Target
Target always has wonderful designs and trendy styles in their Home Department.
4. Add a whimsical touch like decorative salt and pepper sets.
|Bradly 15″ Round Metal Kitchen Wall Clock by Wayfair|
Every kitchen needs a clock so that you know if you have lingered over your morning coffee too long and now have to rush to work. Wall clocks come in so many styles and colors that you are sure to find one that is perfect for your own kitchen.
Bayonne Cement Tile, 8″x8″ by houzz
And every kitchen could use a inspirational sign or quote to start the day. The options are limitless for posters and painted burlap canvases. You just have to find the right one that speaks to you.
Consider adding some marquee letters or quotes. Marquee letters can be found in any price and style these days. Etsy has a wonderful list of artisans at all price ranges. If you are more the creative type, check out Pinterest and HGTV for some great DIY guides to make your own.
Love these ideas especially the vintage dish towels!
Thanks Elizabeth. I love them too and may just have to add them to my own kitchen soon.
thank you! I love all your article – they are very well written and full of great information. You are very generous to share your knowledge. Your item pictures is very beautiful and I love how passionate you are. I am also looking forward to seeing kitchen
Thanks Sophia. As soon as I am cleared by my doctor in August to walk again and be more active from this ankle surgery, I plan to finally tackle some of my to-do list for my kitchen. Be sure to return again in September to see if I can pull this off.