11 Ways to Update Your Kitchen Without Remodeling


Renovating a kitchen is expensive. If you don’t have the budget, you can still use these cheap ways to update your kitchen without breaking the bank or busting out the hammer.

Painting is always my go-to to instantly transform a space. The right color can instantly upgrade the look of any room. From trendy neutrals or the perfect gray, whatever your color of choice, be sure to opt for a color that works well with your cabinets.

Paint The Walls

Replacing old kitchen cabinet hardware is not only an affordable upgrade but a quick one too. Removing the old knobs or pulls takes and putting new ones on can take as little as half an hour.

Switch Out The Cabinet Hardware

There’s so many options these days when it comes to flooring, so don’t immediately jump to labor intensive tile or brand new hardwood.

Install New Flooring

A runner in front of a long span of cabinets is a nice way to break up your flooring and add some color to your space. Even if you can’t afford to replace your floors, you can disguise them – or at least distract from them – with a pretty runner.

Add A Kitchen Runner

One of the grossest parts of our kitchen when we moved in was our off-white laminate countertops. I had dreamed of an all-white kitchen for a long time, but this was not exactly the vision I had in mind.

Replace The Counter Tops and Sink

Nothing downgrades the look of a kitchen quicker than an old, leaky faucet. Even if yours isn’t quite leaking yet, a shiny new faucet is like beautiful piece of jewelry in your kitchen.

Replace The Faucet