If you’re on a budget but your kitchen is yearning for a makeover, we’re here to tell you that achieving a new look doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. You’d be amazed at how dramatically you can change your space with a few cost-effective updates. We like to call this type of project a “refresh.”
At Studio M, a kitchen “refresh” is a super-easy and cost-effective way to update your kitchen. The impact of relatively simple updates can be significant. Most importantly, you and your family will enjoy the fresh feel of your updated space each and every day. Our refresh team can coordinate projects of any size. We work with top quality tradespeople who can do the work for you – or we can work with your preferred team. To read more about our kitchen and bath refresh process, start here.
Without further ado, here’s how you can transform your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Add New Accessories or Furnishings
Sometimes the simplest touches can make the biggest impact on your space. Amp up your kitchen design by adding a unique piece of art, a decorative lamp, or a tray with seasonal decor. Make sure to check out our showroom for beautiful and on-trend home accessories and furnishings by our partner, Studio M Interiors.
Repaint your walls
This is a simple but effective way to upgrade your kitchen on a budget. Color not only enhances your design but there is also research that proves that certain colors impact your mood and temperament. You can instantly lighten up a gloomy, tired space by applying a bright neutral paint to the walls, doors and window frames of your kitchen. And if your space is a little too plain for your liking, add some vibrance with a pop of color on your walls! It’s surprising how something as simple as a new wall color can completely change the tone and vibe of your kitchen.
Update your Hardware
Upgrading the hardware in your kitchen is a great way to add color and personality to your space! For example, choosing gold hardware adds warmth to a kitchen while a matte black hardware adds more of a sleek finish. And because there are so many hardware options to choose from, you will be sure to find something that fits your unique style. In the end, these little details have a large impact on transforming your kitchen!
Another way to transform your space without actually remodeling your whole kitchen is to replace your countertops. This is a relatively simple, yet very high-impact update. Two of the most popular surfaces are granite and quartz. Our refresh team will help you select the right countertop for your kitchen and can coordinate every detail of the installation.
There are so many beautiful plumbing finishes and fixtures available today. Adding graceful new fixtures and a shiny new sink is appropriate, especially if you are going to be updating your countertops.
Add Excitement with a New Backsplash
If your kitchen is looking a little sleepy, something as simple as upgrading your backsplash could be exactly what you need to add some excitement to your space. Whether it’s classic white subway tile, rustic stone, or a pop of a favorite color – updating your backsplash is a great way to get the look of a remodeled kitchen without blowing your budget.
Add Cabinet Lighting
Do you want to brighten up your kitchen, but not at the expense of your electric bill? Don’t worry! Cabinet lighting is an easy, inexpensive and energy efficient upgrade that is both functional and attractive. There are three main types of cabinet lighting: Hard-wired lighting operated with a pre-existing switch, plug-in options, and battery-operated options. These lights add value by brightening up your kitchen while also minimizing shadows on your cooking and prepping space.
Upgrade Light Fixtures
If you are looking for a more dramatic lighting change, updating your kitchen light fixtures is a great way to enhance the look and feel of your entire space. A modern light fixture is a great addition over your island or peninsula, while a gooseneck sconce or pendant looks great over your sink. New fixtures will brighten your kitchen while also making a beautiful statement.
Reface your Cabinets
If your cabinets are structurally sound but look a little dated, you can have them professionally resurfaced to achieve that brand-new look you desire. Drawer/door fronts and hardware cost a fraction of the price of replacing your cabinets in their entirety. And not only is cabinet refacing cost effective, it’s also environmentally friendly. Contact the Studio M Kitchen and Bath refresh team to learn more about refacing your cabinets.
Replace your Flooring
Last but not least, consider upgrading your flooring. While flooring might seem like an afterthought when it comes to design, it’s remarkable how much your kitchen floor influences the look of your room. You can refinish your existing wood floors or replace them all together. Updated flooring will give your space a fresh look and feel, whether it’s a new wood stain, ceramic tile, or luxury vinyl.
We hope these ten budget-friendly ways to refresh your kitchen have inspired you and given you some new ideas to consider. The Studio M refresh team is ready when you are, to guide you through every step of your renovation journey. Clickhere to leave a message for Studio M Kitchen & Bath.