Kitchen Makeover Ideas for Less

Makeover doesn’t need to break the bank. It can be even cheaper than buying a couple of used items in thrift stores. Sometimes just moving or painting a couple of items around the house can make a huge impact.

I have always loved interior design and if there was a carrer I could go into right now would be just that. I love the idea of making our spaces an echo of our personality. Just like style and fashion is away of expression, interior design can serve the same purpose.

My interior design style has a lot of influence from my history, lifestyle and passion. I am a stay at home mother (which means I am broke) whose passion involves understanding different cultures, traditions and travelling. This translates to, in the world of interior design that I want my space to be kids appropriate with a bohemian aesthetics and lots of ethnic and local handmade presence.

Since moving to Egypt the whole apartment needed/needs a whole makeover but my budget has been very limited. We started with pink walls in the master-bedroom (I wanted to ripe my eyes off every time I looked at the wall), lime green color in the smaller bedroom and the rest of the house was a combination of yellow and red (hello McDonalds). I am pleased to inform you that we now have changed the colors of walls to light cool gray.

The kitchen and bathroom are the too spaces that need the most work but take the most out of my budget. I am a strong believer that makeovers does not have to be expensive and require buying new items. Thankfully we now live in the era of Pinterest we can find a tone of diy projects and inspirations. I literally spend hours looking for kitchen makeovers and have created quite a board with a tone of inspiration that I would like to share with you.

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If your kitchen is lacking some cabinets like my is than this is a perfect fix. You can literally cut off some extra fabric or curtains you already have around the house place a curtain rod under the counter top and voila, you have yourself an easy project.

Here is another example of curtains under the sink which leads to the next hack which are, shelves. Open cabinets are so trendy right now and one of the simplest and cheapest makeover.

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Open shelf can make such a drastic change into your kitchen, it also makes the kitchen look more spacious.

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Kitchen counters and cabinets can be so expensive and time consuming that a simple wooden shelves all over the kitchen might just be the fix in less the cost.

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Another cost effective kitchen makeover is creating extra storage. A storage shelve can be purchased cheaply but it can also be a diy project.

-PERFECT EXAMPLE OF SALVAGING CABINETS. THIS IS THE EXTREME EXAMPLE. I LIKE IT. USUALLY THOUGH YOU ARE ABLE TO GET A WHOLE SET OF OLDER CABINETS FROM NUMEROUS SOURCES...JUST HAVE TO GO LOOKING WITH A LITTLE CASH IN HAND..ALWAYS REMEMBERING YOU HAVE: LIQUID SAND 'PAPER', PRIMER, PAINT, BITS OF UNMATCHED HARDWARE TO ADD TO WHAT YOU FIND

Lastly the most gratifying way to a kitchen makeover is to paint all cabinets. This might have the most drastic change and cheapest method to a makeover.

Bellow are some other inspirational pictures that might help achieve a kitchen makeover for less.

tips-deco-cocinas-pequenas-distribuir-cocina-espacios-pequenos cocina-madera-recuperada  Half of the Rye kitchen in London is comprised of stainless steel workbenches and appliances. For more see Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Ikea Hack Kitchen by Two London Foodies.

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