11 Easy and Efficient Ways to Update Your Kitchen

Renovating your kitchen is an interesting task to undertake. This is more specifically applicable if you’re on a budget or don’t want to spend too much in the process.

If you’re looking for creative ideas or suggestions to get the paint flowing, then you’re definitely in the right place. In this segment, we’ll go over 11 easy and efficient ways YOU can update your kitchen!

1. Upgrade Accessories

Upgrade accessories

This is arguably the easiest way to go about updating your kitchen. Upgrading your accessories doesn’t mean that you have to go over the top.

The only general guideline with this tip is to make sure that the upgrade compliments the settings, which are mentioned below. Don’t think major upgrades; think small, such as the cutlery or plates.

2. Repaint Cabinets

Repaint cabinets

Repainting old cabinets is also a simple way to upgrade your kitchen. The main cost that you’ll need to concern yourself with is the paint, the brush, and the working hours required to get the job done.

If you’re comfortable enough with the strokes, you can even get the job done yourself.

However, it’s best to hire a professional if there’s even an ounce of doubt since you don’t want to risk getting paint on surfaces that can’t be wiped clean.

3. Simple Shelves/Storage

Simple shelves

If you’ve got an empty wall, then installing new shelves is also a great way to reinvent your kitchen. The key component here is ensuring that the exterior of this addition complements the background.

Shelves can be multi-functional and can also be used for storage purposes. With this piece, you’re essentially shooting two birds with one stone.

Besides, here you can add cookware, aroma rice cooker and so on.

4. Paint The Floor

Paint the floor

There comes the point where wooden floors lose their charm and come off as redundant, especially if your house has wooden flooring as well. A great way to work around that, and provide your kitchen with the upgrade it needs is by painting the floor.

Word of advice is that never choose white or black as the standard color. The former will make it awfully hard to keep the floor clean, and the latter will make even the tiniest crumb of bread visible. Work with something in between.

5. Hang Wallpaper In The Kitchen

Hang wallpaper in the kitchen

Wallpaper is often seen as lazy, especially if it is used excessively around the house. However, we’re not going to go down that road. If chosen carefully, the wallpaper will bring out the details in your kitchen and make it livelier.

You can choose to go old-school and chose something lively, or you can go with plain patters. The choice is entirely yours.

Additionally, one more thing you can do is cover portions of the wall with wall-paper and paint the other spots. This two-in-one combo will breathe new life into your kitchen!

6. Introduce A Dining Table

dining table

A small dining table is as charming as it gets. The general idea behind this is to get something that you can introduce into your kitchen, a place where you can sit from time to time if you’re cooking. It should also be a good place to sit at if you’re testing food, or are making dinner arrangements.

However, don’t go overboard and get something too fancy. The idea is to be elegant but in a very subtle manner.

7. Fresh New Pot Rack

pot rack

A pot-rack has the aesthetical appeal of good days gone by, so why not bring them back into fashion? You can either buy ready-made racks or make them in the garage. The main thing to watch out for is size and wall-space, so choose carefully. You don’t want a rack that’s too small or too big, lest it ruins the overall appeal.

8. Pull-Down Faucet

Pull-down faucet

A pull-down faucet will make your cleaning job so much easier. Arguably the most productive installation on this list, this faucet will help you direct the flow of water in your sink.

This doesn’t need to be fancy or spectacular. The main priority here is functionality.

Once installed, you’ll gradually start contemplating how you ever lived without pull-down faucets.

9. New Lights!

Kitchen ceiling LED lights

Kitchen ceiling LED lights are also a great update that you can have. However, this can be a hit or miss. The main thing to remember about installing new lights is that it should work in conjunction with the background paint and the cabinets.

Hence, it’s best to wait this out till the end, and then choose what to install!

10. Wall Décor

Wall décor

Wall décor, especially hand-made, can be a beautiful addition to your kitchen.

The key component of making this work is being creative! Generally speaking, we highly recommend customized or hand-painted plates that you can hang on the wall using stick-on!

11. Set Up Snack Drawers

snack drawers

Snack drawers are a creative way to spice up things in the kitchen. Not only do they grant you more storage space, but it also reminds us of the long way that we’ve come.

If you have children in the house, this is a great place that you can ask them to be creative with. Get them to design or hang up their paintings on the exterior of the drawer.


We hope that the 11 techniques mentioned above are more than enough to get the job done. If you want more advice, help with the process, or have any general recommendation, you can always get in touch via the comment section below!

I am Vera Watson. Drawing The House is a dream that was conceived when I saw a niche in consumer guide on almost everything in our homes. My main aim is to help you save money by testing the products you need and recommending you the best of them all. I believe in the family as an institution and the first way to make a family happy is providing the best for them.

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