There’s a good chance your kitchen is the highest traffic area of your house. Everyone has to eat, and everyone loves to hang out where the food and fun is. All that traffic can make even the cheeriest of kitchen spaces start to feel tired and a bit drab. So, when you’re in the mood to liven up the kitchen without a full renovation, here are a few easy and cheap updates.
Step 1: Create Space
Maximize the storage space you have. Whether it’s a magnetized spice rack, trashbag roll dispensers on the inside of cabinet doors or creatively used magazine racks. There are plenty of ways to organize all the little things in your kitchen.
Still need more storage? There are many creative and adorable ways to hang and store things on your walls. Wall storage comes in especially handy if you have a small kitchen or limited cabinet space. Those tool pegboards usually hanging in the garage can double as kitchen utensil storage with a quick coat of paint. (Even the great Julia Childs did this).
Step 2: The Backsplash
The backsplash is the place where the easiest and most impactful changes can be made for pocket change. Double sided tape and plastic square tiles work deliciously in this kitchen. The bonus here is they are temporary so when the time comes for the overhaul, tearing it down is a lot less work.
Step 3: The Hardware
Kitchen hardware is such a necessary part of cabinetry that changing knobs and pulls will make you feel like you’ve got a whole new kitchen. Plasti-dip the hardware you already have for an even cheaper update!
Step 4: The Floor
Dirty tile grout is a common and unsightly issue in plenty of kitchens. Fortunately, there are solutions! Check out these changes!
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