Affordable Kitchen Refresh Tips

If your kitchen is feeling a little dated and in need of a spruce up, there’s no need to start saving thousands for a complete remodel. There are a few little things you can do which will instantly freshen up the space, without breaking the bank. Read on for our affordable tips to refresh your kitchen and make it feel brand new again…

A kitchen with a hexagonal tiled wall.


You can instantly update your kitchen by adding tiles in the form of a ‘splashback’. When picking the perfect tile, you may want to consider adding a pop of colour, introducing some texture or playing around with interesting shapes. Either way, by adding tiles, you can inject personality into your kitchen at a pretty reasonable cost.

Top Tip: Why not cover an entire wall in tiles to make a big style statement and bring your kitchen bang up to date?

A kitchen with open shelving and coloured crockery.


Rather than storing all of your pretty pots, glasses and crockery away in cupboards, why not have them on display? By adding a few open shelves to your kitchen walls, you allow yourself the opportunity to have a ‘styling moment’. Plus, you can refresh again and again by switching things around when you get bored…perfect!

Shelves with jars of dried food goods and a plant.


Just as quickly as you display your favourite kitchen pieces, it is important to store away the less aesthetically pleasing bits! Investing in some glass jars or pots will allow you to get rid of any ugly food packaging and instead store your foodie bits in pretty containers. You could also try grabbing some baskets to store vegetables and updating your ‘Tea’ and ‘Coffee’ pots.

White cupboards with modern black handles.

Cupboard Handles

If you don’t have the cash to replace your dated kitchen cupboards, why not give them an instant refresh by updating the handles? There are so many different styles and colours available, making it easy to add a little character to your cupboards and bring them right up to date.

A modern kitchen with a patterned runner rug.


The addition of a rug in your kitchen will not only feel cosy underfoot, but will also add a little style to the space. Rugs provide a good opportunity to inject personality and add a pop of colour to an otherwise stark kitchen. Make sure you pick a design that complements the colours and metallic tones already in the room.

We hope you have found these tips useful and are feeling inspired to update your kitchen space. Whatever your budget, there are lots of little changes you can make which will freshen up your kitchen and leave it feeling brand new again. Happy DIYing!

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