How to Update your Kitchen on a Budget

If you’ve noticed that your kitchen is looking a little tired, then it might be time to give it a little TLC. This doesn’t mean you need to do a massive renovation, a few changes to your kitchen can be enough to make it look brand new. If you’re stumped on where to start, here are some tips to help breathe life back in to your kitchen without pulling too much on the purse strings.

Repaint Your Cabinets

Who said you needed to replace everything in order to revamp your kitchen? Unless your cabinets  are very outdated or lost total functionality, there is no reason for you to change them. But if you’re a little bored of their looks, a fresh lick of paint an work wonders. Of course, the choice of colours is up to your, but generally a lighter colours is a good choice. This will help your kitchen to feel more open and makes matching accessories and fixtures much easier. Lighter colours are especially important if you have a small kitchen as light bounces far better than with darker colours.

Tiled Splashbacks

A kitchen splashback is a great way to protect walls from becoming dirty through everyday life. A splashback is a wall of tiles placed behind the sink or cooker and will reach between 300 and 600 mm up the wall. This is a great way to give a new look to your kitchen and at the same time keeping it practical. It is also perfect if you are on a budget since you don’t need lots of tiles to create a splashback. An example of a kitchen wall tile you can use for this is mosaics. This tile looks amazing and adds lots of style to your kitchen. The various materials and textures of mosaic tiles gives a visually appealing combination of different colours and textures.


Adding some extra storage can be just the thing you’re looking for to help tidy up the look of your kitchen. It may seem pretty obvious, but using clever storage can help a room to feel much more spacious and clutter free. You can maybe add some extra shelves, hidden cupboards or little decorative nicknacks. With modern storage developments, you can even get specially made cupboards for those awkward spaces in the room to really maximise all aspects of the room.


You shouldn’t underestimate the power of decorative items as they can totally change a room and the kitchen is no exception. We often forget to decorate kitchens, maybe because of the practical uses we see in this room. But there are plenty of possibilities for kitchen, whether they be utensil holders, mugs or vases of flowers, all of these little things can help bring character to your kitchen. You can also use pieces of your glassware and crockery on open shelves to give a slightly more homely feel.