Have you ever been envious of the expensive-looking kitchens you see in home and garden magazines or on HGTV? Many of us have been there. We would love to have the dark cherry cabinets with the granite counters. Sometimes, these items just aren’t in the budget. Worry not, though. You can make your kitchen look like a high-budget kitchen by using these 5 low-budget hacks.
Paint The Room A Lighter Color
How we perceive color can affect many things, including how big a room looks. According to HouseBeautiful.com, lighter colors make the space appear brighter and in turn larger and more expensive. Neutral tones can have a similar effect as well. Does your backsplash need a makeover? You can give off the illusion of luxury with marble contact paper (which can be found here).
Light It Up
Lighting can make a big difference in how high-end a room looks. An abnormal lighting piece stands out in a room and becomes a conversation piece. You can even find chandeliers and pendant lights for cheap on Amazon.com or even Etsy. Want to go for some real flair? Make your own lighting! Check out some of these awesome ideas.
Take A Hard Look At Hardware
Sometimes, even the slightest change can make all the difference. Are your drawer and cabinet handles looking a little outdated? Maybe you don’t even have any. Add brand new handles if you can. Maybe your faucet needs an upgrade. Tall, curved spouts can add elegance to any sink.
Update Your Organization System
This hack doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, nor do you have to revamp your organization style at all. Updating your organization can be as simple as adding a magazine rack under the sink for storage (as seen here) or adding glass canisters to your counter. Add a standing rack for plates for a little added flair (seen here), or add contact paper to your drawers and cabinets.
Deck It Out With Stylish Decor
You don’t need to spend massive amounts of money on awesome decor. Want to make a kitchen stand out? Add some artwork to the room. Walmart and other stores offer large canvas pieces for a low cost, and it can make a room look bigger. Need a