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Simple Tips to Update Your Kitchen Without Renovating

Let’s face it. The average cost of home improvement is out of reach for many homeowners. However, this does not mean that you cannot upgrade your home to get the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted.

Even though it might seem like an impossible task, you can update your kitchen without renovating. Here are a few ways to go about it:


Adding open shelving is an excellent way to bring your kitchen back to life. Shelves fill the massive blank space on your walls, allowing you to show off your elegant glassware, silverware collection, and library of eye-catching cookbooks. They also create more room for storage for better organization in your cooking area.


Painting your cabinets might seem like plenty of work, but it’s worth every drop of sweat. Besides, you do not have to spend much when buying paints. A can or two can be enough to give your cabinets a fresh coat of paint and transform the entire look of your kitchen without a full-scale renovation.


The countertop is one of the most conspicuous parts of the kitchen. You can’t miss it. Any damage to your counter can be hard to camouflage. Then again, replacing or redoing the entire countertop can be pricey, and that’s why you should consider covering the damaged section only with a slab of marble or cutting board.


Another simple way to update your kitchen without renovating is to add more lighting fixtures strategically under the cabinets. Using a mix of soft and white lighting can create a warm and inviting ambiance in your cooking area, particularly at night.


A fresh paint job can work wonders in your kitchen space. You only need to know what colors to use.

A colorful kitchen can help boost your mood and make cooking more enjoyable. It also encourages family time by bringing everyone together. Whether you opt for bright colors or a dark hue, ensure the colors you pick do match your cabinets.


Many people renovate their kitchens to create more storage space. Fortunately, you can achieve this without doing a full-scale reno. Simply add shelving inserts and dividers to your cabinets to double up the space inside. For more storage options, consider buying a kitchen turntable.


Old and outdated hardware may make your kitchen look and feel “blah,” and out of touch with the latest trends. You can quickly reverse this by swapping the hardware with sleek and modern finishes like semi-gloss and brass.

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