9 Kitchen Update Ideas Without Renovation

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Did you know that the average kitchen renovation costs $23,307?

It’s no joke, renovations can be expensive and if you are tired of your dull kitchen then you’ll want to change it ASAP. Whilst you are saving for that costly renovation, why not try a few home improvements for now?

Find out how you can transform your kitchen with these 9 kitchen update ideas that don’t require the expensive price tag of a completely new renovation.

Kitchen Update Ideas Without Renovation

These easy kitchen update ideas will transform your space. Whether you rent or you own a property that needs some TLC in the kitchen, you’ll be sure to brighten up your home and your life.

1. Freshen Up Your Kitchen With Some Paint

How to update a kitchen 101: a lick of paint can go a long way in transforming your dull kitchen. You don’t need to paint all of it, maybe you want to paint a feature wall? Or how about trying your hand at kitchen cabinet painting?

If your kitchen feels dull and tiresome, why not choose a color scheme that can brighten up your space? You will want to create a warm and welcoming feel in your kitchen. Blue, red, green, white, yellow, gray, or white work really well in kitchens.

Don’t want to get out the paintbrushes just yet? Are you saving paint for later on when you are going to tackle a full renovation? Then for now, why don’t you update your wallpaper?

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2. Add Some Greenery

Need some lively kitchen update ideas? Why not opt for an easy kitchen update that has maximum impact? Simply by adding some plants to your kitchen, you could transform your space.

This one is high up on our list because adding plants can help to purify the air and brighten up a room instantly.

Plants also have many other benefits, such as they help to reduce carbon monoxide, they help keep air temperatures down, and they can help prevent illnesses.

Afraid you can’t look after a plant? Then check out these house plants that don’t require too much attention.

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3. Little Details

Ever heard the phrase the devil is in the detail? If you have been asking yourself “how do I update my kitchen?” but still aren’t sure what needs changing, why not focus on the little things?

Simply updating your cabinet knobs can help freshen up your kitchen. And if you decided to treat your cabinets to some paint then they will almost look like brand new cabinets again!

There are many different knob styles and materials that you can choose from, from solid brass to bespoke glass knobs, you’ll be sure to find something special for your cabinets.

4. New Chairs or Stools

Great upgrade kitchen ideas shouldn’t have to break the bank. By switching up your chairs or stools your kitchen will feel brand new again. Choose chairs or stools that offer long-lasting comfort and style.

This idea is great for kitchen-diners or for kitchens with islands and stools. Shop around to find chairs or stools that speak volumes about your personality.

Remember to make sure that your new chairs or stools are in keeping with your kitchen’s color scheme.

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5. Matching Appliances

Matching appliances are just the cutest! Seriously. So treat yourself to a new toaster and kettle set that match your color scheme.

If you are strapped for cash but want to have matching appliances, why not try painting your current appliances? Nothing fancy, just block colors.

Or if you are feeling particularly artistic, you could even create matching floral designs on your appliances.

6. Decorate Your Walls

Walls that are empty can cause your kitchen to look boring. Adding some artwork can spruce up any space.

Renting an apartment often means that you can’t do drastic changes such as painting the walls. But adding some art is an easy kitchen update idea that anyone can do! Neutral decors can be livened up by bold pieces of art.

Even something as simple as adding some shelves to your kitchen wall, can help to create a different atmosphere and is also useful for storage purposes too.

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7. Lighten up the Place

Add some under cabinet lights. Adding more light to your kitchen can help make it feel more warm and welcoming. Under cabinet lights can also help you see what you are doing better!

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an electrician to install them; they are easy to install and they don’t cost that much.

8. Update Your Canisters

Food storage is important, but so are stylish canisters that complement your kitchen. Canisters are on full display on the kitchen countertops, so simply buying brand new canisters can help to update your kitchen.

They come in a whole range of designs and materials, so you’ll definitely find something that can perfectly match your kitchen.

For contemporary kitchens, you should choose something elegant, such as ceramic canisters. Whilst for vintage kitchens, you should choose something more quirky, such as glass jar canisters.

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9. Install a New Faucet

And finally, on our list of kitchen update ideas, try adding a new faucet to give your kitchen a new feel.

Don’t worry, a new faucet can be easily installed if the specifications match your old one. This means you don’t have to get the power drill out and start making holes in your sink. Phew!

Choose from a pull-down faucet, a pull-out faucet, a single-handle faucet, a double-handle faucet, or for an ultra contemporary feel, you could get a hands-free motion detecting faucet.

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A Space That Reflects You

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, so make sure your kitchen reflects you and your personality.

Take some time to decide which kitchen update ideas you want to do. Pick and choose from our list of kitchen improvements.

Or create your own fun kitchen updates, such as adding a radio or speaker so you can listen to some music whilst you are cooking.

Remember, updated kitchen ideas don’t always have to cost a lot of money.

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