Low Cost, High Style: Luxury Kitchen Looks on a Budget
Add high style and luxury to your new kitchen without the high price. Little decorative touches and finishes can make a big difference to the feel of the room. You can achieve a high-end look when you know what to focus on, what materials to use, and what techniques to employ.
Plus, you won’t have the cost and inconvenience of a complete kitchen redesign. Here are our kitchen remodeling expert tips to help you create your own personal high end kitchen for less.
Build Cabinets Up to the Ceiling
Cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling give you a more modern look, as well as more storage space. You don’t have to replace your existing kitchen cabinets; just build up and then paint or stain to match.
Change Out the Hardware
One of the most inexpensive things you can do in your kitchen is to change out the hardware for nice, higher-end door pulls and door knobs. This will give your kitchen an and affordable lift.
Install Pendant Lighting
Pendant lights over the kitchen island or work space looks so much nicer than standard track lighting or recessed lighting. Group mini pendant lights for a modern look that will save your budget, or choose one or two larger, more expensive lighting fixtures to make a high-end statement that is still reasonable in cost.
Go Vintage with the Flooring
Here is a little known secret: If you want a high-end look in kitchen flooring, choose linoleum. Going for a vintage look feels purposeful and high end. Plus, linoleum is both durable and inexpensive.
Accessorize with Wall Art
Art on your kitchen walls brings the room up a notch and finishes the space, the latter being a sure indicator of a luxury kitchen look. To save money, frame graphic posters.
Colorful kitchens are chic. Trying painting the main walls in an accent color. Paint is inexpensive and can quickly transform the look of your kitchen.
Install a Gleaming Pot Rack
A modern pot rack installed over the kitchen island shows off your cookware and upgrades your kitchen for pennies.
Get a Concrete Solution
Poured concrete countertops are inexpensive, come in a variety of colors and look very high end. Plus, they are highly durable, so you won’t have to spend money upgrading them later.
Accent with Great Tile
Using high-end materials as accents adds luxury. While an entire backsplash of beautiful tile may be out of the budget, consider adding a “wall runner” as an accent. It will look beautiful, and the small amount of tile needed will make it affordable.
Remove the Cabinet Doors
Remove the doors on your upper cabinets to create a luxury look. For extra style, paint the each inside cabinet with an accent color.
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