Do you feel like your kitchen is a little outdated? What can you do to fix that without draining your wallet? Sprucing up the kitchen doesn't mean you have to completely tear the room apart and change all the elements. This article explains four ways you can spruce up that old kitchen on a budget. 

Sprucing Up The Kitchen

Adding New Colors 

You'll be surprised what a fresh paint job can do to enhance the look of your kitchen. Add a new coat of the same color for an improved look or repaint the walls a completely different color to transform the room. Also, a common trend is to add a little contrast in color by only painting one wall a different color or even repainting the cabinets brighter to contrast with the a darker kitchen wall background. Be a little daring and add different colors that work together to make the room pop. Depending on your budget, you can spruce up your kitchen with a smaller paint job like the cabinets or a bigger project by repainting the kitchen walls or even painting the floor. 

If painting is still a bigger project than you were hoping for, try adding colors with a modern area rug or by adding colorful curtains to the kitchen windows. There are several ways you can put more colors into your kitchen to make the room more vibrant and all you need is a little creativity. 

Enhancing Storage Space

Maybe you have a smaller kitchen and are wanting to enhance the space. Good news, you can do so without having to break down any walls or completely draining your wallet. Opening up the kitchen can be as easy as maximizing the space. Adding more storage space will help clear up the clutter, which can open up the room. Furthermore, you can add built-in storage so as not to take up any kitchen space when trying to de-clutter. 

A popular kitchen remodeling trend, storage wise, is to create open storage. Instead of claustrophobia-inducing wall-to-wall cabinetry, a kitchen can have open upper storage units, including a stylish plate rack (source). Open storage can give you more space and display your beautiful dishes for an added appeal.

Replacing Cabinet Hardware

You may feel the hardware around your kitchen goes unnoticed but it can actually be a subtle change that makes a big difference. This is an inexpensive way to spruce up your old kitchen. You can try modern knobs that add a little gold to a white kitchen for a classy look or some copper hardware for a rustic country look. Your hardware are small elements int the kitchen that can be utilized to enhance the look and make your kitchen seem new and fresh. 

Accessorizing your kitchen is a way to express your style in a quick and easy fashion. Selecting the right kitchen cabinet hardware will give your kitchen an immediate update in appearance and functionality. Whether you're giving your existing cabinetry a fresh new look or searching for the knobs and pulls to fit a new installation, there are several options available to fit your style (source). 

Adding Creative Backsplashes 

Traditionally, backsplashes were used to protect walls from spills and splatters but now you can have both a cleaner kitchen and a beautiful design. The options are limitless, so you can get the best colors and style for your kitchen space. With versatile backsplash material options that give even more choices for colors and design, backsplashes can be a unique way to spruce up the kitchen. Choose the material such as tile, glass, metal or even wallpaper that will best match your kitchen's style.