So, you want a new look for your kitchen but you don’t have the time or the money for a remodel? No problem!
There are plenty of things you can do to achieve the fresh feeling you want without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas to jumpstart your non-renovation update:
Fresh Paint, Fresh Hardware
A new coat of paint and updating the hardware on your cabinets are two quick inexpensive ways to give your kitchen a facelift. If you change both dramatically, you might be surprised at just how different your kitchen feels.
Seek out inspiration from Pinterest or other home decorating sites and don’t be afraid to experiment. Remember that paint and hardware are both very easy to change if you decide that you want something different.
This can even be something you change on a semi-regular basis to always keep things fresh in your kitchen and stay in line with the latest trends. You can even get your appliances into the mix with specially-made appliance paint.
Accent pieces like rugs and tablecloths are another quick way to bring new life into your kitchen. If you change your kitchen’s paint color, you may want to choose accents that match or provide a contrast to that color scheme.
Check out yard sales and thrift stores in your area for a truly unique look. Who knows, you may find the diamond in the rough that will set the tone for your entire kitchen! And, when the time comes to move, all you’ll have to do is roll everything up and pack it away.
If you’re unhappy with how your cabinets look and painting won’t do the trick, consider taking the doors off and repurposing them as open shelving. This will give you an opportunity to show off dishes or cookware — and perhaps an excuse to buy new pieces, too.
If you know that you’ll be moving out of your place eventually, hang on to the doors and hinges so you can put them back on before you move out and let the next homeowner make their decision about what to do with the cabinets.