Do These 8 Simple Upgrades To Make Your Kitchen Feel More Luxurious

Kitchens can be difficult to remodel because the first thing you may want to do is bring in new appliances and countertops to give it an instant upgrade. But, that can wind up getting quite pricey.

You don’t have to go to such great lengths to get your kitchen looking brand spanking new, though. There are many simple adjustments that can be made to turn your kitchen into a space that feels new and in some cases, even more functional.

Find out eight ways that you can easily transform your kitchen. If you were looking for a weekend project— why not start in the most important room of the house?

1. Install A Hands-Free Faucet

This is one appliance that can easily be replaced. Having touch-sensitive sink, like this one at Home Depot, will be the best addition to your house. You’ll wonder what took you so long to make the swap!

Home Depot

2. Update Your Backsplash

Whether you’re adding one or changing an existing one, adding new tiles to create a backsplash can really change the entire look of your kitchen. Give subway tiles a try if you’re looking for a modern upgrade, or maybe add a pop of color if you’re wanting to create a vibrant accent. Follow this tutorial from Bower Power.

Bower Power

3. Add Lights Under The Cabinets

Adding lights under the cabinets can really give your kitchen a fancy feeling. They’ll also help to showcase any decorative items you’ve got displayed on the counters.

4. Create A Coffee Bar

Even if you don’t have the space to install more seating, you can easily create a cute area that’s devoted entirely to that one very special morning ingredient— coffee! Follow this tutorial from Sincerely, Marie Designs.

Sincerely, Marie Designs / The Tale of an Ugly House

5. Add Bench Seating

Adding bench seating can really bring a cozy feeling to a breakfast nook, so if you’ve got the space, I highly recommend creating a space that’s even better for reading the news and enjoying a morning meal.


6. Have A Chalkboard Wall

Adding a chalkboard to a wall in your kitchen can create a space to write menu items, giving you the opportunity to wow your guests. Follow this tutorial from the Turquoise Home.

The Turquoise Home

7. Use Open Shelving

Open shelving feels way more light and airy than having a lot of bulky cabinetry, so if you’re looking for a little extra storage, give the open shelf concept a try. I’m sure you’ll love the way it makes your space look and feel. Tidbits has suggestions.

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8. Get Creative With Storage

If you don’t have the space (or the money) to install more cabinets or an island, then try getting creative with your storage. Adding fun and quirky pieces that are also practical will change the way your kitchen looks, feels and functions for the better. Get some ideas from CRAFT.


Well, what are you waiting for? There’s a kitchen that needs renovating, and these are some super simple and inexpensive ways to help you get the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of!

[h/t: HGTV]