Want that designer look for less?

Having a designer looking kitchen doesn’t have to empty your wallet. There are small, low-budget updates that can have a big impact on the look of your kitchen. Since so much of our time is spent in the kitchen, shouldn’t it be a space that we love to be in?

Updating your kitchen is also great idea if you ever decide to sell your home. A gorgeous kitchen often makes the must-have list for potential buyers.

Today, we are looking at 7 ways to update your kitchen for under $1,000.

  1. Change Out the Sink

In an article for HGTV, Douglas Trattner states that fixtures like your sink’s faucet are the jewelry of your kitchen. Change out your sink or the faucet or both and you will add a statement to your kitchen. Plus, if you have to do dishes, why not love the sink you use?

  1. Think Backsplash

A fun color or interesting pattern for your backsplash will certainly add that designer look to your kitchen. According to Examiner.com, you could splurge freely on your backsplash because of the low cost of tile. You could potentially add a backsplash to your kitchen for less than $400.

  1. Fixtures

If fixtures are the jewelry of your kitchen, how much style does your kitchen have? You can create that designer look by simply replacing fixtures from new light fixtures to new knobs on the cabinet doors.

  1. Organize Your Kitchen

Get rid of what you don’t need and what you do need and want, organize it in your kitchen. Whether you add some custom organization or simply buy some baskets, keeping your kitchen neat and organized will give you that designer feel.

  1. Bring the Flooring Back to Life

You don’t have to replace the flooring to make it shine. If you already have hardwood, consider refinishing it. If you have ceramic or tile, have it professionally cleaned and sealed.

  1. Keep Your Kitchen Cool with a Fan

A ceiling fan really can make all the difference in your kitchen. When you consider that an energy-efficient fan could save you around 40% on cooling costs in the summer and about 10% in the winter, the cost is well worth it according to HGTV.

  1. Cabinets

Throw a few coats of paint on your current kitchen cabinets yourself for less than $50 a door according to Consumer Reports. Or you could remove the doors to some of the upper cabinets and paint the inside for a fresh and updated look.

Bringing It Home

If you are looking to add a designer look to your kitchen for less, these 7 options will help you to do just that. You don’t have to break your bank to have the kitchen of your dreams.