How To Refresh Your Kitchen On A Budget

Revamping a kitchen can be expensive. Luckily, though, you can give your kitchen a fresh, new look without breaking the bank. If you’re working with a tight budget and want to give your kitchen a new look, keep reading to discover several ways to achieve a luxe feel without spending a wad of cash. 


Outdated lighting can be a dead giveaway of a kitchen’s age, so start your kitchen refresh with some new light fixtures. Switch out pendant lighting with some modern designs and add accent lighting (think sconces) strategically around the room to add interest and ambiance to the space. 


Until your budget allows for a more involved remodel, consider replacing just one big-ticket item in your kitchen. The refrigerator takes up a lot of space, which means replacing it will make a big impact on the room’s overall appearance. 

To keep within your budget, look in the “Scratch and Dent” section of your home improvement store for discounted models. Just be sure to look them over carefully to find one that only shows minor issues and will look great in your kitchen. 


The cabinet handles and drawer pulls are a great place to spend a little to make a big impact. Old drawer and cabinet pulls can be boring, so look for new hardware made from luxe materials like mother of pearl or brass. 

Note: Be sure to carefully measure the distance between the holes on your cabinets and drawers to be sure the new pulls will fit. Otherwise, you’ll need to fill in the old holes and drill new ones to make the new pulls work. 


One of the cheapest and most effective ways to transform any space is with a fresh coat of paint. The room looks instantly cleaner and takes on a new look that’s hard to ignore. 

When painting your kitchen, choose a timeless color like off-white, or if you’re feeling bold, a dramatic blue-gray hue. 

You don’t have to spend your life’s savings to remodel your kitchen. Making just a few simple updates such as the ones listed above can make your kitchen more expensive-looking without breaking the bank.