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Low budget: 6 ways to update your kitchen

If you’ve been dreaming about a new kitchen but don’t want to deal with the pricey remodel, there are plenty of alternative options. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a huge impact on your kitchen, especially if your kitchen is just a little outdated. Here are some creative and strategic ways to revamp and modernize any kitchen all on a budget.

1. Bring in a Backsplash

Adding a backsplash to your kitchen can do wonders. This is one of the most cost-effective ways to upgrade the look of your kitchen. Thanks to Peel and Stick technology, adding backsplashes are both affordable and easy to install. Smart Tiles offers a variety of self-stick tiles for your wall. The Blok collection has been a favorite this month. It comes in different colors so you can find one that was made for YOU.

The Slate Grey is perfect for a sleek modern look that complements stainless steel appliances, while the Blok Beige can give your kitchen a more charming contemporary Mediterranean look. The Smart Tiles Blok Collection also includes tiles in white for a timeless look. Just like other products from Smart Tiles, the Blok collection is very easy to install, clean and perfect for any budget.

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2. Pick Up Some Plants

Houseplants are a fantastic way to make your space look lively and vibrant. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, plenty of resilient plants do well in the kitchen, such as Spider Plants, Cacti, and Peace Lilies.

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3. Upgrade your Kitchen Hardware

A fantastic way to make a big impact with little money is to upgrade your kitchen hardware like your kitchen faucet, cabinet hardware and pantry doorknobs. These small items might seem to be taken for granted, but once you change them, you’ll notice a big change in your space. There are plenty of styles that are both affordable, sleek and give a modern feel.

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4. Hang Floating Shelves

Customize your kitchen and maximize your space by adding storage. There is a large variety of options when it comes to shelving. For a more rustic kitchen, placing a shelf over the sink will do the trick. While the cost can vary greatly between single shelves and shelving units, you can be sure to know that this is an excellent and affordable method to upgrade your kitchen.

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5. Try out Textiles

Textiles for your kitchen come in few forms. There are rugs, curtains, and tea towels for example, but you could take this further with aprons, oven mittens, and potholders. Check out local shops, thrift shops or even online for something that matches your style. For something more minimal, displaying smaller textiles such as tea towels is a great way to go. They’re known to be budget-friendly and subtle enough to improve the kitchen.

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6. Change up your Lighting

One way to refresh your kitchen, or any space for that matter is to update your lighting. Light fixtures can be both modern and inexpensive. The right fixture will perfectly tie a whole room together or even make a statement by standing out among the rest of the space. You decide! Pendant lights are very popular and look fantastic above a kitchen island. Time to make a choice!

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