August 24, 2021 3 min read
You don’t need a big budget to achieve a more expensive look for your kitchen. Kitchens are known for being one of the most expensive rooms to renovate, from the countertops, décor, furniture, to all the nitty-gritty details in the space. There are so many ways to transform and modernize your kitchen all without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn how you can get the look of a modern and expensive kitchen.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint Paint
is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make any kitchen modern. A fresh coat of paint on the walls and cabinets and do wonders. While a cabinet renovation would be expensive, paint can help transform your kitchen giving it a nice new expensive look. It’s a great way to cover up and scratches and stains. The color of paint you choose to use will help with setting the atmosphere and style that you want for your kitchen. Neutral colors can create a Scandinavian look, while black paint can make the kitchen sleek and industrial. Bright colors such as blue and red will give off a modern-vintage vibe too.
Stunning light fixtures over kitchen islands, breakfast nooks, and kitchen counters and make a world of a difference in a kitchen. Every year there are new lighting trends, so you’ll want to select something beautiful but also timeless. Using low-hanging light fixtures such as pendants will give the illusion that the ceiling is much bigger. Spotlight fixtures are very popular and are often placed above kitchen counters to bring more attention to that area. Installing dimmer lights is another way to make your kitchen space look more modern and expensive too on a budget. This can make a very luxurious atmosphere, especially during dinner.
Know when to Splurge
Whether you want to spend extra money on cabinetry, furniture, kitchen appliances, you name it, you should go for it! You’ll want to invest in areas that take up the biggest amount of kitchen visual real estate. It’s important to make this count, so why not spend a little extra on it? Backsplashes are one of the best ways to add some color and personality to the kitchen without spending much. Investing in new and modern cabinetry will make the space look divine. Adding some modern kitchen appliances works just as well whether they are gold, black, or white you can never go wrong with this addition.
The Magic of Marble
Marble countertops are very popular, and they’re an excellent way of making any kitchen look expensive. The power of marble shows both the elegance and the expensiveness that the kitchen has. Marble works well with most color schemes giving kitchens an amazing look. If investing in a full marble countertop is far too much out of your budget, there are other options for bringing this gorgeous decorative element to your space. Self-adhesive marble tiles are a great way to achieve the appearance of a marble countertop without the actual cost. These eye-catching designs can be used for backsplashes as well. Kitchen tools such as a marble cutting board can be an excellent accessory (and tool) that can be placed on your countertop as well for that expensive look.
Replace Handles and Fittings
A little can go a long way, so be sure to replace your cabinet handles, pantry doorknobs, and your kitchen sink faucet. These are often very affordable to replace and they have the potential to both modernize your kitchen and give it a more expensive look.