If you're on a budget, you don't have a lot of money to spend on buying new cabinets or appliances, or laying new flooring, so why not refurbish what you've got. Keep reading for some cheap kitchen decorating ideas that won't break the bank.
Cheap kitchen decorating ideas tip #1
Painting the ceiling and walls of the kitchen can make such a difference and bring new life to a tired, drab kitchen. Decide on a new color scheme for the kitchen that will lighten and brighten it up and then go down to your local paint shop and ask for some of those little sample tins so you can get an idea of how the colors you've chosen will look on the walls.
By doing the preparation and painting yourself, you save hundreds of dollars and there's nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when you stand back at look at your handiwork.
Cheap kitchen decorating ideas tip #2
Next thing to tackle are the kitchen cabinets. Instead of buying new ones, see how you can refurbish the ones you've got. If they're painted, can you sand them back to the original wood and perhaps stain and varnish them? Or you may prefer to just give them a light sand and repaint them in a color that compliments your new wall color.
Cheap kitchen decorating ideas tip #3
How about the counter tops? Do they need replacing? You can measure them up and get some quotes for various types of counter tops and decide which will fit into your budget. You can refurbish your counter tops with new ceramic tiles, laminate or you can even get stainless steel sheeting that you can measure and stick on your counter tops yourself.
Add new knobs and pulls to your cabinets and drawers that go with the theme of your kitchen and you've made great strides in getting a new look for your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of putting in a new one.