5 Kitchen Updates You Can Make on a Budget

Open shelving in a kitchen
Look at blank walls in your kitchen as opportunities for storage.

When it comes to investing in your home, the kitchen is a room that enhances your property’s overall value.

However, while you may think you need to pour thousands of dollars into updating your kitchen, that’s not always the case.

Here are five cost-effective updates to help ensure your kitchen looks great.


Chelsea Lipford Wolf spray painting kitchen cabinets
Painting cabinets requires minimal investment, but the result can completely change the look of your kitchen.

1. Paint Old Cabinets

If you want to instantly change the look of your kitchen on a budget, consider painting your cabinets.

Cabinets often take up the most visual space in a kitchen, so refreshing them can do wonders! Consider the look of your other features, like the appliances and backsplash, along with your personal style, when picking a color.

Want a timeless look? You can’t go wrong with white or black.


Kitchen open shelves containing spices and herbs
The key to open kitchen shelving is using uniform containers for all your spices and herbs. The result is an organized, visually pleasing space. (DepositPhotos)

2. Hang Open Shelves

A lack of storage can be a real killer in the kitchen. Consider hanging open shelves that will provide you with extra space for utensils, pots, glassware or whatever else you need.

The best part? Open shelves are easy to access, versatile — you can display glassware while still using them for dinnerware — and give your kitchen a modern appeal.

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