Updating a Kitchen on a Budget – 15 Awesome (& Cheap) Ideas

kitchen_updates_on_a_budgetI’m sure you’ve heard about Hometalk, right?  It’s a home and garden website that not only allows you to search and follow tons of amazing posts for updating, renovating, and decorating your home, but you can also post questions about projects of your own and people will chime in with awesome ideas.

You should check it out.

And while you’re there, I’d love for you to follow me.  🙂  Thanks!

The folks over at Hometalk asked me to curate a board on cheap updates for your kitchen, which sounded like a perfect idea to me, because if you’ve read any of my other posts, you know I am all about a creative, cheap project.

Here’s my post on our $500 remodel in our little cottage kitchen that started it all.

cheap kitchen remodel

Here are a few other full kitchen updates that are beautiful, but budget friendly!  (Please click on the image to visit the post.)

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via Brooklyn Berry Designs

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The Golden Sycamore kitchen
via The Golden Sycamore
Domestic Imperfection kitchen
via Domestic Imperfection
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via Beginning in the Middle

Sometimes, you don’t need to redo the whole kitchen, one change can make a huge difference!  Check out these cheap and easy updates to refresh your kitchen space.

$20 for these gorgeous floating shelves?  Yes, please!

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via On Bliss Street

Swap out that builder grade pantry door with a custom built DIY screen door.

screen pantry door
via Domestic Imperfection

Old fridge?  Update it with chalkboard panels.

chalkboard on fridge
via Cottage 4C

Update older cabinets with painted tin panels.  So clever.

tin panels on cabinets
via Knick of Time Interiors

Stenciling your “backsplash” will definitely save you money over tiling!

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via Snazzy Little Things

Build your own kitchen island…

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via Design Domesticity

…or update an old one.

updated kitchen island
via Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Finally, the counter top.  You can make your own “concrete” counter top,

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via Sarah’s Big Idea

or make a faux butcher block counter top with wood flooring!

diy butcher block counter top
via PJH Designs

It’s amazing how much can change in a room, with simple, DIY fixes!

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