Are you contemplating a whole new kitchen? Maybe you simply need some kitchen decoration tips. Because making stylish changes to your existing kitchen is a whole lot cheaper than the alternative.

Have you seen some of the prices for a new kitchen? The average kitchen renovation can set you back upwards of $20,000, while the higher-end luxury kitchens you love could go upwards of $60,000. However, a sparkly new kitchen doesn’t necessarily have to cost the earth. With a little planning and creativity, you can save a fortune and still enjoy an amazing kitchen refresh. Let’s take a look at some of the best kitchen decoration tips and see what may work best for you and your budget.

Kitchen Decoration Tips: Update white goods

First of all, if you need new white goods and appliances, there’s no denying that it can cost an arm and a leg. Buying cheap often results in poor-quality fridges, freezers, and washing machines, while using the second-hand market can be incredibly risky. The solution? Why not consider using appliance rentals? This way, you can get the fridge freezer of your dreams without the enormous initial cost. Plus, of course, you won’t be responsible for basic maintenance.

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Kitchen Decoration Tips: Refresh handles and pulls

Are your kitchen cupboard and drawers looking a little cheap? If so, you might be tempted to pull them all out and buy a new set. But if you want to save money, consider looking around for new sets of handles and pulls for your kitchen cabinetry. All it takes is a little drilling and fitting, and a beautiful set of handles can make your cupboards look like they are high-end, rather than from the budget range. If it still doesn’t make the difference, just sand down and paint your fittings – it’s easy to do and will save you a small fortune.

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Brian David Roberts

Kitchen Decoration Tips: Focus on the splashback

The prospect of tiling an entire kitchen comes with two main concerns. First of all, it can cost a fortune because good tilers are not cheap. And then, of course, there is the cost of the tiles to consider. Instead of going full tile, put your entire focus on creating a splashback, and paint the rest of the walls. In theory, a splashback is all you need because they are designed to catch splashes from cooking and sink work.

A new option to market is from That Metal Company who in February 2017 will be releasing a magnificent range of 100% DIY self-adhesive tiles. These metal tiles require no grout, are easy to install, eay to clean, and are Class-A Fire Rated, which means they can sit behind the stove top.

And the smaller the area, the easier it will be for you to DIY the tiling, saving you a lot of money on labour for your renovation.

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Jasmine McClelland Design

Kitchen Decoration Tips: Install better lighting

Tired of the horrible old strip lights in your kitchen? If so, take a look around for some spot lights instead. In many cases, it will be all you need to transform your kitchen from a utilitarian nightmare to a design lover’s paradise. And they are as cheap as chips, too – you can pick up some nice spotlights for less than $30-40. You could also consider a lighting plan and build into your budget exactly what you need.

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Brookfield Mussel

Kitchen Decoration Tips: Introduce plant life

The introduction of some living organisms can lift the drabbest of kitchens in no time at all. Think herb boxes on the window sill, or a rack of plants with edible flowers on a shelving ledge. And, with flowers in your kitchen, not only will it look a lot more attractive than before, but the air you breathe will be purer and higher in quality!

Relevant Podcasts:

David Holcombe is the King of The Gadgets. He has invented and sold more kitchen gadgets than anyone on the planet. Listen to his amusing podcast as he talks about why he became an inventor and the surprising country that launched $40 million in sales.

Are you looking for ways to leverage your equity and easily pay for a new kitchen renovation? The podcast with Property Developer and Mortgage Broker, Joe Tirimacco, will explain your real worth.

Header image courtesy of The Working Kitchen. Other images courtesy of Leicht Westchester-GreenwichBrian David Roberts Interior Planning & Design, Jasmine McClelland Design, and Brookfield Mussel.

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