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Tips to Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive Without Breaking the Bank

Tips to Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive Without Breaking the Bank

By: Tanya Torres

Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash


When your home looks its best, it makes you feel your best because it showcases your style and well-thought out designs throughout your home. However, sometimes you might feel as if your home needs a fresher look because you might be thinking about selling it or because it just needs an update. If you are interested in selling your home and want to have an advantage over the other homes being sold in your area then the best option for you is to update your kitchen. Your kitchen will make or break your home when it comes to selling it because buyers are looking for a huge kitchen that they can envision themselves in. Although you might be ready to update your home, you might be neglecting your budget because of your overall excitement about the project. If upgrading your kitchen area is not in the books right now then you might be wondering what else you can do. Instead of waiting for an expensive remodel project to happen, you can easily make your kitchen look expensive without breaking the bank and here is how you can do it. 



If you have a ton of stuff just hanging around in the kitchen then clearing everything out and putting it in the rightful places will make your kitchen look a whole lot better. For example, you can start by putting away all the clutter on your fridge and whatever pile is on top of your island and or countertops. If you have appliances left out then those will have to be put away too even though it might be tedious to carry that heavy appliance back and forth each time you use it. Although it may seem tedious, once you remove all the clutter from your kitchen you will see just how nice your kitchen looks without all the mess. 


New Faucet

Your faucet is constantly being used, especially since we wash our dishes all of the time. If you have not upgraded your faucet since you moved in and it has seen better days then we recommend updating it by purchasing a new faucet. There is no reason to keep an old looking faucet around when you are trying to make your kitchen look more expensive which is why it is important to buy a new faucet. Be sure your faucet looks similar to the hardware in your home so it can have that extra touch to it. 


Stainless Steel

When you want to update your kitchen then adding stainless steel appliances and kitchen supplies can make your kitchen look organized and clean which is why you see it constantly in magazines and tv shows. If you want that uniformed clean look but cannot afford to upgrade your appliances then you can easily coat your appliances with a stainless steel finish to give it that high-end look without breaking the bank. Along with coating these appliances in this finish, you can also go out and buy stainless steel whisks, spoons, spatulas and more to add to your new sleek look. 



If you want to make your kitchen look its best then updating the paint in the room will be extremely beneficial to you. However, you will have to keep in mind what kind of atmosphere you want to have in your home. For example, if you want your home to look inviting and big then using paint that is bright will help tremendously. Having bright colors in your kitchen will allow it to reflect more light in it and it will look fresh and welcoming at the same time. 


Update Cabinets

Updating your cabinets could do wonders for your kitchen which is why we recommend updating them. Although you can easily update the cabinet’s hardware, you can also update the entire cabinet itself without going to purchase new ones. For example, if you are thinking about buying a new color of cabinets or just don’t like their look then you can easily sand them down and repaint them the ideal color you want them to be. If you still feel something is missing in this update, you can also add some glass doors to make your kitchen look more open and it just makes it easier to find where you put your favorite mug without having to open all the cabinets to find it. 



Having good lighting is essential in everything that we do, especially if we are considering selling our home. If your light fixtures do not work as well as you like and cannot brighten up the room then updating them is an easy fix for you. Light fixtures are a fun way to showcase your personality without going overboard with it. 



For some reason having plants in your home will really make your style pop even more. It also shows that you can take care of things which look good when you have buyers venturing into your home to see if it fits them or not. In addition to making your kitchen look better, the plants can also provide a natural fragrance to the room without being too overwhelming for those who have sensitive noses. 


Brian Burds

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