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Who doesn’t want a glam, lovely kitchen with a lot of bright, fresh, and natural light coming in, lots of space to maneuver around, a beautiful array of materials, and with the perfect combination of colors? You don’t have to necessarily have a huge budget before you can update your kitchen. There are many ways to achieve this on a budget and still get outstanding results.

Of course, it’s not just about a small budget. There are other things you should reconsider. This includes a good project plan to help you get a clear idea of what you want your kitchen to look like. Here are a few kitchen improvement ideas you can get done at a very low price.

Create a color arrangement or palette.

A colorful kitchen is quite easy to create. You don’t necessarily need to repaint your kitchen all over again, especially if the paint isn’t worn out. You can start by replacing your kitchen towels with ones that are bright and colorful. Make sure the colors match and go easy with them. You don’t want your kitchen looking like a cascade of kaleidoscopes. Brightly colored window curtains are also an excellent way to go.

You can as well paint your cabinets to add more color to your kitchen. This is something you can DIY quite perfectly, and therefore save on the expenses that come with hiring a professional for the job. You’ll only need sandpaper, some strong cleaner, paint, and a paintbrush. Adding a brighter color to your cabinets will help brighten up your kitchen, especially if it’s small with very few inlets for natural light. Replacing cabinet hinges, knobs, and pulls will also liven up your kitchen.

Another cheap and easy way to add color to your kitchen is by simply placing a rug or two on your kitchen floor. You can place one right in front of the kitchen sink. Choose warm colors as they tend to add more vibe to your kitchen. You can find some really affordable rags in the market, or you can choose to make your own with easy DIY steps.

Expand storage.

Add a plate rack and install hooks for mugs. It not only gives your kitchen a brand new look, but also makes it appear less squeezed. Another great way to create more space in your kitchen is by putting up more shelves. You can use the extra space to place containers with bulk items, and that yummy jar of Planters Cheese Balls!

The cabinets are great areas where you can create more storage. Simply add pull-out shelves. They are attractive, unique, and not costly at all. You can also create window seats. They are also quite attractive and can be easily created without the need for a professional. A sideboard will also come in quite handy if your kitchen is tiny. You can put some of the dishwares and serving pieces in a sideboard.

Light up your kitchen.

Hang a pendant light, add stick-on lights, and replace light switches. Under-cabinet lighting is another great way to add light to your kitchen. It’s so modern and easy to install. Bright white colors that bring out the natural daylight theme are the best to put up for under-cabinet lightings. Last but not least, don’t keep those curtains closed. Let in more natural light and keep your kitchen squeaky clean.