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Five Renovations To Improve Your Home

by Paul Harrison|May 10, 2022
kitchen with wooden countertops and subway tile

You can try loads of different things to revamp your kitchen and make it feel newer and more refreshed. Unfortunately, many of these ideas - like re-tiling or installing new cabinets - will cost a fortune.

So, you’ll be happy to learn that the three ideas below will transform your kitchen without blowing a hole through your bank account:

New Cabinet Doors

Adding some new cabinet doors to your kitchen is a brilliantly cost-effective way of giving it a fresh look. After many years of use, your kitchen cabinets can start to get dirty and have permanent marks on them. No matter how hard you scrub, they continue to look bad. So, adding some new doors will breathe new life into the place.

I know you’re wondering why you should replace your kitchen doors and not the cabinets themselves. Well, the fact is that your cabinets themselves might be in good condition still. The inside is perfectly fine, and the outside is great - it’s just your doors that are the problem. It’s way cheaper and quicker to swap out old doors for new ones, giving you an instant improvement to your kitchen.

Get New Appliances

Is your toaster looking a bit old? Is your microwave suffering from years of constant use? Look around your kitchen at some of the key appliances that you use every day. Now, swap them out for some brand new ones. It doesn’t seem like much, but this has a profound impact on interior design. Immediately, your kitchen can look more modern and stylish with the new appliances.

You can go one step further and get a new fridge - or even install a new oven. It won’t be the cheapest idea on this list, but it is still way cheaper than most of the kitchen renovation ideas out there.

Use Contact Paper

Contact paper is absolutely amazing and represents the most cost-effective way of revamping your kitchen. Essentially, this is a type of waterproof paper that comes in many styles and has a glossy finish. It can be used to replicate things like granite or marble but at a fraction of the cost of a new countertop.

All you have to do is stick the contact paper over your kitchen counter. Just like that, you have transformed your kitchen and given the illusion of a new countertop. You have to be a bit more careful as it doesn’t stand up to heat or trauma as well as actual countertop materials. So, ensure you have heat protective mats and use a chopping board when preparing food.

You could also stick contact paper to your kitchen cabinets to make them look new as well!

One of the best things about having a home is finding new and creative ways to make it look better on a budget. These ideas prove that you do not need to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look better. It’s all about being clever and a little bit sneaky, while still ensuring that your kitchen gets the makeover it deserves.

This article was written by Paul from Design & Beyond.

Meet The Author

Paul started Design & Beyond back in 2015 as an online space to share his University portfolio and over the years it changed from a portfolio to a blog and a shop.

Throughout the years, Paul has gained experience and learned a lot from the design world. He is passionate about all that he does so follow along on his journey to success!

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