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5 Inexpensive & Easy Kitchen Updates Ideas (When You Can’t Do a Full Remodel)

The Kitchen is definitely the heart of our home. It is where I spend the majority of my time and where my family tends to gather. While my kitchen is functional and fairly up-to-date, I enjoy change and think it could use some sprucing up. Below are some kitchen updates ideas I read about in an article from that might just do the trick and breath some new life into our kitchen and not break the bank!

  1. RUGS

    Man, a new rug can definitely transform a room, no matter the size. We just purchased a new rug for our bedroom and the vibe has completely changed! Kitchen rugs can do the same thing. Rugs can be pricey, but kitchen rugs are normally pretty small and less expensive.

  2. KNOBS

    Wow, I can’t even describe how big of a difference knobs can make. I wish I had a photo of the before and after of when we changed our cabinet knobs. It went from these outdated tarnished silver bars to clean white circle knobs. It really cleaned up the cabinets and didn’t cost more than $10.


    Think – towels, soap dishes/dispensers, jars, utensils, etc. Basically anything that is displayed! These normally fall under $20 each and can last you a long time. Plus, you use them all of the time. Just seeing these new items will cheer you up! It really does help, trust me.

  4. ART

    Photos, vintage paintings, abstract art – whatever you like! Find some amazing photos and add them to your kitchen walls in really beautiful frames. If they don’t fit in your kitchen after your remodel, find a great place for them somewhere else in your home. Art and photos can always be re purposed.


    Lighting can be hard, I get it. We are in the process of looking for some nice and simple light fixtures for our home and it is crazy how much fixtures can cost. IKEA is always a great place to find some inexpensive pieces if you are unsure of what you want or need for your home. They are inexpensive, but they are also pretty modern, which can be really nice when you are working with an extremely outdated kitchen.

By Style Bestie

Super busy mom