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17 Stylish Kitchen Tips on a Budget

Your kitchen may be in dire need of an upgrade, but you might not be in a position to get rid of those ghastly 80s cupboards just yet! Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you can't turn your kitchen into a more chic version of its current self. These simple but inexpensive fixes will help spruce up the most functional room in your home. Let's take a look:

 
 

1. Set up a corner and shelf in your kitchen to display some artwork.

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Traditional Kitchen by Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snyder

 

2. Add a touch of color with some fresh flowers and a bowl of fruit.

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Traditional Kitchen by Santa Cruz Media & Bloggers Shannon Malone

 

3. If you've got an empty space at the center of the room, add a temporary island.

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Traditional Kitchen by Milton Interior Designers & Decorators E.R. Miller

Photo by John Gillooly/PEI

 

4. Don't be afraid to add a splash of color with a bright floor mat.

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Traditional Kitchen by Milton Interior Designers & Decorators E.R. Miller

Photo by John Gillooly/PEI

 

5. Opt for a rustic kitchen look. Hang your pots and pans on the wall.

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Boulder Architects & Designers Fieldwork Architecture

 

6. Place your utensils in stylish containers.

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Traditional Kitchen by Milton Interior Designers & Decorators E.R. Miller

Photo by John Gillooly/PEI

 

7. Install a few small shelves, decorating them with stylish objects.

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Traditional Spaces by Milton Interior Designers & Decorators E.R. Miller

Photo by John Gillooly/PEI

 

8. Keep your pet's bowls cleverly tucked away.

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Modern Kitchen by Seattle Architects & Designers Studio Zerbey Architecture + Design

 

9. If you're in need of some task lighting, use a desk lamp.

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Contemporary Kitchen by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Jenn Hannotte / Hannotte Interiors

 

10. Organize your drawers to keep junk off the counters.

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Transitional Kitchen by Portland Cabinets & Cabinetry Pennville Custom Cabinetry

 

11. Add a vintage detail to your drawers and cabinets with interesting hardware.

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Contemporary Kitchen by Jersey City Design-Build Firms Brunelleschi Construction

 

12. For an eye-catching detail (and if you've got the talent to do so) design a Washi Tape Mural.

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Modern Kitchen by Toronto Architects & Designers blackLAB architects inc.

 

13. Fill up empty wall space with a couple of stylish plates.

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Contemporary Kitchen by Gastonia Interior Designers & Decorators Emily A. Clark

14. Mason jars can be used to organize your cabinets and shelves.

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Eclectic Kitchen

 

15. Use designer shelf liner to add a touch of detail to the inside of your glass cabinets.

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Eclectic Kitchen by Vancouver Interior Designers & Decorators The Cross Design

 

16. Rethink your kitchen curtains...

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Traditional Kitchen

 

17. ...or simply consider switching to a different shade. 

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Traditional Kitchen

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