How to update a tired kitchen on a budget

Whether you’re making over a well-loved family home or have snapped up a bargain at a property auction, the kitchen is often one of the first places that demand a little TLC. Much of our time at home is spent preparing food or eating it, and nobody wants to spend their free time in a tired, run-down space. It’s possible to make an impact even on a very small budget with no outside help required, so let’s take a look at a few of the simplest.

Style your space with what you have

A kitchen is primarily a place of utility but it’s well worth adding a few decor items to build a more homely vibe. You don’t have to go out and spend a fortune on new kitchen accessories, try shopping your own home for pieces instead. 

Bring in a plethora of plants to nurture a green boho vibe, steal artwork from the hallway to put a pop of colour over the breakfast bar, or use the dishes that you already have to style open kitchen shelving.

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Make a herb wall for your kitchen

As another way to inject natural greenery into your kitchen, why not create an indoor herb garden with a set of wall-mounted planters. Not only do vertical herb gardens look great but they will provide you with fresh and fragrant ingredients to cook with too.

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Swap out your kitchen tap

There are kitchen taps to suit all budgets, so you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a shiny new update. This simple change will transform the look of your sink area and, if you have the budget, could inspire a stylish change of hardware for your cabinets too.

Bigger changes can be made in the shape of a sparkling light fixture, an updated backsplash, new window treatments, or even a moveable island. Decide which element of your kitchen requires the most attention and span out from there.

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