If your kitchen is too old, too impractical or too small, you probably have visions of a fancy remodeling project dancing in your head. Your wallet, on the other hand, may not agree. A full kitchen remodel can cost many thousands of dollars and take weeks or months to complete, and many homeowners simply do not have that kind of time and money.

The good news is that you do not have to embark on a full kitchen remodel to make your kitchen more beautiful, more inviting and easier to use. Here are some simple budget upgrades that will vastly improve your kitchen without breaking the bank.

#1. Upgrade Your Backsplash with Tin Tiles
If you want your backsplash to pop, try sprucing up the space with tin tiles. Tin tiles are inexpensive to buy, easy to install and great looking, making a tin tile backsplash the ultimate DIY upgrade.

#2. Mix Up Your Counter Surfaces
Who says the surfaces on your kitchen counters have to match? A little bit of mix and match goes a long way to making your kitchen look more modern, and swapping out that old counter surface for the beauty of wood can make meal prep faster and easier as well. Many of our kitchen cabinet painting customers are choosing butcher block counters for islands and large 8X4 areas of their countertops.

#3. Upgrade Your Kitchen Faucets
Something as simple as a new set of faucets can totally transform your kitchen sink. It is easy to install new faucets on your own, and when you are done your kitchen will look better than ever.

#4. Use Hanging Hooks to Double Your Storage Space
Lack of storage space is a common complaint, especially in small kitchens. Installing hanging hooks, wall-mounted hooks and pegboards can double the amount of storage space and keep your favorite cooking utensils available and ready for use.

#5. Create a Budget Kitchen Island with Found Furniture
If you love the idea of a kitchen island but not the cost, start searching thrift stores and secondhand shops for old furniture. A vintage rectangular dining room table can be easily transformed into a beautiful kitchen island, and even a small side table can give you a handy spot to prepare your favorite meals.

#6. Explore Creative Lighting Options
No one likes to work in a dark kitchen, and with modern lighting options, no one has to. If you want to upgrade your kitchen at a budget price, just hang a few LED lights, add some under-cabinet LED light bars and watch the space come to life.

#7. Give Your Cabinets a Fresh Coat of Paint
If your kitchen cabinets are structurally sound but unattractive, you can give them a new lease on life with a simple coat of paint. Painting the kitchen cabinets a bold color can add beauty and drama, while restaining them will give your cooking space an air of understated elegance. See our many other cabinet painting articles. Grants Painting paints kitchen cabinets in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Brownsburg, McCordsville, Noblesville or Zionsville. If you are local please consider hiring us to paint your kitchen cabinets. We supply a spray finish for all of our cabinet painting projects

#8. Incorporate Creative Seating Options
Something as simple as the right seating options can make your kitchen more practical and more inviting. Incorporate a variety of seating options for your guests, from adjustable-height barstools to special chairs for the kids.

You do not have to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look like a million bucks. With a few simple upgrades and a few hours of your time, you can transform the look of your kitchen and make the space look better than ever.

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