Interesting Ways to Update Your Kitchen- On a Budget!

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home- it's why home buyers place so much emphasis on a good kitchen, and why so many of us spend thousands upgrading the space. Decorating a kitchen on a tight budget is somewhat problematic, as if you start compromising on the quality aspect and using cheap products then it can affect the finish overall. The best way to manage the task without burning a hole in your pocket is by properly researching the best ways to go about it. It's important that your kitchen looks the way you want, after all, it's not just a place to cook food, but share the love among family members and entertain friends. When you're the person responsible for cooking and preparing food at home, then you'll be spending a significant amount of time in the kitchen. You want a pleasant space for everyone to enjoy in the here and now, as well as add value to your home. If you're on a budget, here are some of the ways you can go about making changes. 

Consider an Industrial Style Trend 
An industrial look is contemporary, but is affordable and durable too. You can find cool light fittings with exposed bulbs cheaply from places like eBay. Stainless steel countertops can be much cheaper than materials like marble and granite in traditional kitchens. If you have any brickwork behind your kitchen walls then strip them back and go with the stunning exposed brick. A simple vinyl floor covering and some metal accessories such as a clock can finish the look. It looks super stylish and doesnt need to cost a fortune. 

Use a Focal Point 
Think of a focal point that will create a statement and draw the eye to that part of the kitchen. This could be your dining table, you could upcyle an existing table and chairs and decorate it beautifully with a dinner set, candles and a centerpiece. Finish with lights overhead and you have a gorgeous feature that grabs your attention. Painting one walk in chalkboard paint gives you an interesting feature which you can use to add notes, shopping lists and menus for the week. If you're looking to make a minor renovation, a skylight window could be an option in some kitchens. It brings in light, makes a statement and is less expensive than lots of types of upgrades. 

Decor Your Shelves 
One you have a fresh colour on the walls and a nicely done focal point,  now is the time for adding layers. One of the latest trends in kitchen decorating ideas is to use open shelves on the upper half of the walls. As well as kitchen items, but might want to put some small decorative, some cookbooks or mismatched cups and mugs for the visual impression. Install floating shelves that are available in various shapes and sizes. You can choose as per your kitchen size and requirements. 

Accessorise With Furniture 
How about some bar stools or an island on wheels to add extra workspace to your kitchen? There are lots of funky furniture pieces available on the market that can be practical as well as look good, and improve your overall kitchen atmosphere.