8 DIY Frugal Kitchen Update Ideas For A Fresh, New Look


If you want to make some changes to your kitchen but you aren’t sure where to begin, then fear not! There are several ways in which you can incorporate minor changes to your kitchen, even when you have a tight budget to work with.

Here, we have made a list of some fun and simple DIY projects that you can embark on to get a fresh update in your kitchen.

Paint Kitchen Cabinets

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A simple new color to your kitchen cabinets can make a big difference to your kitchen’s overall look. If painting your cabinets sounds like too much of a mission, then you could always opt to stick on some new hardware bits. Either of these ways will render a significant impact on your kitchen’s finishing touches, and they shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg, either.

Maximize Food Storage

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To maximize the storage in your kitchen, you may have to introduce new ways of dividing the storage that you already have. This could mean that you move small items like canned foods or spices into separate trays so you can stack them or arrange them in a way that will better utilize your space.

Create a Small Area for Sitting Down

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If you currently don’t have a designated area for seating in your home, then this one is for you! If you can manage to extend your kitchen counter to incorporate just enough space for two stools that render two seats, then that’s great! After all, we spend so much time in our kitchens, and you never know when you, a family member, or your guest is going to want to have a sit-down.

Maximize Every Inch of Your Kitchen

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If you are tight on space in your kitchen, then this is something to look into. You can start by placing a slim shelf on the fridge or stacking shelves on your kitchen walls to open up more storage.

Introduce a Wooden Farmhouse-Style Kitchen Island

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Think of a simple dark wood island or any color wood that’ll match your kitchen’s color scheme. This will provide additional kitchen space and boost the overall look of your kitchen.

Utilize Kitchen Corners

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If space is a dilemma in your kitchen, then it would help if you could learn to work effectively with every little inch of the corners and nooks in your kitchen. Every kitchen has these spaces, but it’s up to you to capitalize on them when possible.

Introduce Corner Shelves on the Wall

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If there’s no space in your kitchen for wall-to-wall shelving, then your next best bet would be to go for smaller corner shelves. This is another way to create instant storage, and it’s really simple to do, too!

Introduce a Mirror

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By introducing a mirror into any space of your home, you’ll instantly be creating an illusion of more space. The light that mirrors reflect tricks the eyes into perceiving more light and, therefore, depth, which will ultimately give your kitchen a bit of a boost.

3 Outdated and Overdone Bathroom Design Trends That Are No Longer Trending

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One could say that bathrooms are equal parts utility and sanctuary. Essentially, they’re the place where you can light a candle and wind down from a long day, but at the same time, it’s the exact spot where most of your grooming and getting ready for your day (or bed) happens. In terms of aesthetics, we do want our bathrooms to feel welcoming and serene, but, at the same time, they need to be functional.

3 Outdated and Overdone Bathroom Design Trends That Are No Longer Trending

15 Home Trends That We Wish Were Already Over

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The home design trends that are so popular today will be out of style tomorrow. The “in” styles usually start at the designer level before trickling down to the public. It’s helpful to look ahead at the next trends when having work done for your home. What’s in today among the public may already be on its way out and no longer be used by designers.

15 Home Trends That We Wish Were Already Over

12 Household Items You Can Throw Out Today (You Really Don’t Need Them)

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Do you feel sometimes like all you ever do is clean up and put away clutter? No matter how big your space is, it seems like all of our “stuff” just takes over, making it harder and harder to have a clean and tidy space.

12 Household Items You Can Throw Out Today (You Really Don’t Need Them)


20 Areas of Your Home That Need a Spring Clean the Most

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As the season changes and the days grow longer, breathing new life into your living space with a thorough spring cleaning can be just what your home needs. While cleaning every nook and cranny might seem overwhelming, focusing on specific areas can make the process more manageable and rewarding.

Here are 20 home areas that could use extra attention during spring cleaning.

20 Areas of Your Home That Need a Spring Clean the Most

5 Ways to Easily Declutter Your Home

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Have some New Year’s Resolutions? Is one of them making your home less cluttered and more streamlined?

Having an organized and decluttered home is important for mental health and a great way to make your life more organized and calmer. You can also sell your extra stuff and make some extra money.

5 Ways to Easily Declutter Your Home

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