After a very difficult 12 months, having a kitchen makeover may not be currently in your budget. However, you can create a practical and attractive kitchen for your family to enjoy without spending a fortune. The average cost of a kitchen makeover is £5000 to £15000. To help you get the update you want without breaking the bank, use these 5 DIY kitchen ideas – all for less than £100.
Refresh your Tap
Give your old, worn chrome tap a new lease of life, by giving it a new colour. Using sandpaper and a can of metal spray paint you can refresh your tap for a fraction of a replacement one.
Adding a new decorative light fixture can elevate your kitchen’s appearance and only costs in the region of £25 to £90. You should look to select an elegant, rustic or chrome light fitting that ties in with your existing decor and colour. Otherwise, you could implement a statement lamp or fit battery powered LED lights under or on the inside of cabinets. These 2 clever and inexpensive ways to increase lighting and produce a cosier, more welcoming kitchen.
Create a Colourful Backsplash
Introducing a pop of colour on your kitchen wall automatically draws the human eye and adds enjoyment to the decor. A smart idea to add this on a budget is to create a ceramic backsplash for an average price of £15 per square foot or a stainless-steel backsplash around £30 per square foot. You can also look to spruce up your existing tiles with stick-on patterns, chalkboard paint or add colour to your grout with a grout pen costing around £10. Once complete, your colourful backsplash or updated tiles will add visual appeal to your décor.
Probably the most simple inexpensive ways of improving the overall look of your kitchen, is to spend a few hours de-cluttering your kitchen cabinets and draws. Get rid of any out-of-date or unnecessary food, another option is to donate unused kitchen equipment and appliances and remove any items that don’t belong in the kitchen. You won’t have to spend a penny to create an uncluttered, organised kitchen that’s more functional and spacious.
If you don’t want to paint or change the colour of your existing kitchen cabinets, you should look to update the handles. Although, they may seem insignificant they can make a huge impact on your kitchen’s appearance and style. With a few tools and a bit of your time, you can add your own personality and style to your kitchen. The average kitchen has 40 handles or knobs, so you should browse your local DIY store for a reasonably priced set. If you are looking for a more rustic, unique look, check out your local antique or charity shop as you may come across some hidden gems to make your kitchen stand out from the crowd.