A glowing, luxury kitchen is a dream come true for a lot of people. Yet, many folks can’t afford to spend a million dollars for a million-dollar look. Luckily, you don’t have to!
If a luxury look is what you’ve been aiming for, here are a couple of easy and on budget tricks to transform your old, worn-out kitchen, into a magnificent place where tasteful magic happens.
1. Pay attention to the floor
One of the most overlooked parts of the kitchen is the floor. Wouldn’t it be too expensive to replace it? Perhaps, but there is an easier solution for a high-end look without having to spend a fortune. With the adequate materials and a couple of days to spare, you’ll have your new floor in no time. So, what do you need?
To achieve the expensive look you’re going for, a safe bet is a vinyl tile. Depending on the type you choose, it resembles ceramic or stone. The best part of it is that it is way less costly, simpler and quicker to install and easier to clean and maintain. When choosing the vinyl tile floor, make sure that the tones, patterns and colours match your kitchen and the vibe you’re going for.
2. Replace the hardware
Over time, kitchen knobs and cabinet pulls get worn out or simply become rusty. You’d be surprised how much that affects the way your kitchen looks. Small, inexpensive details like these really make a big difference when it comes to appearance.
When getting new hardware for your kitchen, make sure that it matches the style you’re going for. There is no point in buying renaissance looking ones if you’re goal is modern. To replace the hardware, unscrew the knob at the back of the cabinet door or from the drawer. Carefully remove the pull or knob. Place the new pull or knob at its place and screw it back in. Notice how little changes make a big difference.
3. Paint kitchen cabinets
Kitchen cabinets take up most of the space in your kitchen. When they get old and the paint starts to chip your kitchen will look cheap and untidy. This is a sign that a change is needed. However, buying completely new cabinets is extremely expensive. If you want to make your kitchen look fresh and new again, consider painting the cabinets.
Visualise your dream kitchen. Is it dark or light? Darker colours such as black and grey and brown, give your kitchen that sophisticated and luxurious but warm look. On the other hand, if you opt for lighter colours such as white and beige, your kitchen will look posh, yet homey and cosy. Choose colours according to your preferences.
4. Repair old appliances
Having the old appliances such as a fridge and a stove can really ruin the modern, luxe look you’re going for. Even though buying completely new appliances is aesthetically satisfying, it costs a lot of money. To transform your kitchen into a luxury one, you’ll need to find alternative ways of dealing with old ones.
For example, to make your house appliance seem newer, you can replace certain parts. Luckily, this isn’t as expensive as buying new appliances. You can get high-quality spare parts on a budget at wholesales that sell home appliance supplies and make your kitchen look luxurious with minimum effort. These parts are long-lasting, which makes them a cost-effective solution for a worn-down kitchen. To complete the luxe look, you can repaint the fridge, cooker and other appliances and give them a new look and shine.
5. Add fancy details
Have you seen any luxurious kitchen without pretty and interesting finishing touches? Even the magazines try to decorate the kitchens to look homier and more personal. So, what’s stopping you from doing the same? It’s a cheap way of adding high-end details that make your space seem more deluxe and lusher.
For example, you can replace light fixtures with new, modern ones. Hanging lights are now very fashionable, so use this knowledge to create an industrial style kitchen. Also, don’t forget to add a vase with fresh flowers. It always makes the kitchen look more expensive and better maintained. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a good vase because you create a DIY vase. It’s a lovely personal touch any kitchen deserves.
As you can see, you don’t have to spend a fortune to create a luxurious looking kitchen. All you need to invest in this project is your free time and a good mood for remodelling. Every change is quite simple and easy to follow through by yourself without having someone to assist you. However, everything is better in a company, so invite your mates over to help you create the kitchen of your dreams.
Ron Wolf is a hobby designer and a DIY enthusiast, and, above all, a very blessed father of two. Besides that, he has a strong passion for writing. He is a featured blogger at various blogs and magazines in which he shared his research and experience with the vast online community. If he is not working he enjoys being outside with his family. Hiking, bike riding, and BBQing are always a thing for him. In the evening, he likes to watch documentaries or build something with kids in their lego corner.