Giving your kitchen an upgrade doesn’t need to be expensive! Check out these 7 smart ways to give your kitchen the upgrade it needs.

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Design: Grafunkt

1. A Fresh Coat of Paint

Add youth to your kitchen by giving your cabinet doors a new coat of paint. You can either stick to the basics by going classy-white, or a try colours like brown or blue if you’re a bit bolder.


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Design: JQ Ong

2. It’s All About the Backsplash

Don’t underestimate the power of a good kitchen backsplash! For some cost-friendly ideas, why not try using some simple subway tiles? Washi-tapes are also great for creating patterns, and adding vibrancy to your kitchen.


3. Upgrade Hardware

New knobs, pulls and handles can do more than you think to liven a kitchen, and make it look almost brand new!


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Design: Dwell Interior Design

4. Bringing in Plants

You might have read this in our hacks for bathrooms, but the same tip applies for kitchens. A simple potted plant can inject so much more life and colour!


5. Focus on the accessories

Little bits of decor accessories definitely help to make a space bright! For functionality, you can even invest in cheery and colourful kitchen appliances, which will effectively make your kitchen look and feel livelier.


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Design: Museum Homes

6. Getting new lights

Lighting is an essential element in any space. Try getting new pendant lights to make your kitchen appear brighter and newer!


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Design: Design Intervention

7. Work with simple shelves

Try displaying your pretty crockery with open shelving! They are cheap, and easy to install.