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Spruce up your kitchen without a full renovation

Thursday, September 16th, 2021 by Team Arrow


Kitchens are easily one of the most expensive areas of the home to completely remodel. This is often due to material and labor costs, moving plumbing or relocating appliances. The good thing is, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your kitchen without a timely (and often expensive) full renovation project.

As a homeowner, the kitchen is frequently the heart of the home. A place where families come together to cook, eat and share tales about their day. So of course, you want it to look its best, be practical and be somewhere you can enjoy for years to come.

But how can you maximize the space and spruce up your kitchen on a budget?

Here’s how.

Updated white and gray kitchen with new countertop and backsplash

Paint Refresh! 

If your kitchen is looking a little tired, a lick of paint can instantly give it a new lease of life. Whether it’s the walls, ceiling, door or window frames, a couple of coats of paint can make a huge difference on a small budget.

Spend some time online looking for color inspiration, or why not grab a couple of tester pots to try out? This type of renovation project can be done across a couple of evenings or across the weekend, with little disruption to your home life.

If you’re feeling creative, why not jazz up your kitchen space even more with a fun stencil? Adding a little personality into your home can really brighten things up! Need some inspiration? No problem, check out some of our favorites over at Cutting Edge Stencils.

Give your cupboards a makeover

If lockdown taught us anything, it’s that you can quickly renovate your kitchen with ‘new’ cupboards alone. Many kitchen cupboards will last for years, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with their outdated shade or hardware.

We’re not talking about expensive replacements, but a home improvement project to sink your teeth into. Simply sand and repaint your old kitchen cupboards, for a modern take on an outdated kitchen. You’ll be amazed at how different your kitchen can look with refreshed cupboard doors and modern hardware for a fraction of the cost of a whole new kitchen.

Here are some easy ways to spruce up your kitchen cupboards:

  • Painting: A quick sand, prime and repaint may be time-consuming (depending on how many cupboards you have), but it’s a cost-effective way of sprucing up your kitchen - even for beginners.
  • Refacing: A little more expensive than a DIY painting job, refacing involves adding a veneer to the outside of the cabinet boxes and totally replacing doors and drawer fronts.
  • Hardware: Giving your kitchen a modern makeover goes beyond a lick of paint. Consider replacing and updating the hardware, with modern knobs and handles making your cupboards feel like new in no time!
  • Shelving: Struggle with storage space? If you only have a few cabinets, try adding some shelving in your kitchen. Shelves are both inexpensive and easy to install, so you can accessorize your home and modernize your kitchen with ease.

Replace your countertops

Your countertops can be a huge focal point in your kitchen. Much like your cupboards, an outdated style can quickly make your kitchen space look old, or tired. Replacing your countertops causes little disruption and doesn’t have to break the bank.

Our start-to-finish kitchen design and remodeling services can help you find the perfect countertop style to suit your home.

Add a new backsplash!

If your kitchen is looking a little worse for wear, a new backsplash can quickly transform it into a modern, light and creative space! No matter the style of your kitchen, a new backsplash can ensure your kitchen is easy to clean and looking sleek for years to come.

Refresh your lighting

It doesn’t matter how great your kitchen’s design might be, if the room feels dark and dreary you’re going to spend minimal time there! 

Whether you’ve recently moved house or never quite found time to give your kitchen a facelift, new, bright light fittings can really open up the space and add a breath of fresh air.

Update your kitchen floor

Depending on the size of your kitchen, new flooring can be relatively budget-friendly, making for an easy DIY remodel. Once your flooring starts to look a little tatty and worn, it can quickly bring down the rest of your kitchen space - no matter how modern the cupboards and countertops look!

Look for interesting storage ideas

There’s nothing worse than that constant struggle of trying to shut kitchen drawers when there are overflowing utensils. Whether it’s your kitchen drawers or a crowded countertop, look for new and interesting ways to spread your kitchen’s contents across the space.

Of course, there are some items we need access to use daily, so don’t go shoving them at the back of a cabinet just yet! Look for ways to incorporate stylish hooks, baskets and/or shelving into your kitchen - that way, items can tidily be on display and ready for use.

Change your kitchen’s faucet 

A mixture of a well-styled countertop, sink and faucet can add a lot of character to any kitchen. Whether you opt for copper, white ceramic or stainless steel, a new faucet can quickly modernize your kitchen space.

Ready to upgrade your kitchen space?

No problem! There are so many things you can do to give your kitchen space a new lease of life, without breaking the bank. Here at Arrow Renovation, our countertops and backsplashes can quickly give your kitchen the makeover it deserves.

Looking to get your kitchen ready before the holidays? We’ve got you covered! With over 15 years of renovation experience, we’re ready to answer any questions you may have before getting started on your home remodeling project.

Ready to find out more? Whether you’re ready to get started or have a few questions first, we’re proud to offer kitchen remodeling services in Leawood, Prairie Village, Lansing, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, Shawnee, Overland Park, Raymore, Kansas City, Lenexa, and the nearby areas. Simply drop us a call at 1-855-251-7315 or contact us online to get started.

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