Inexpensive Kitchen Decorating Ideas: Even a new set of taps can be an effective piece of decoration, without breaking the bank

The kitchen doesn’t need a fresh appliance, like a stove or refrigerator that costs hundreds of pounds, to look new and improved. You can decorate your kitchen in a variety of ways, without having to dip into your retirement savings. Inexpensive kitchen deco ideas are all around you, because the kitchen is such a functional element of your home.

Add Ceramic Tiles to the Countertop

If you already have a wooden countertop, you can improve and upgrade it by installing just a few ceramic tiles. Installing 6 to 12 square ceramic tiles, gives you a place to put pots that won’t burn your wood, thereby giving you more freedom in the placement of cookware.

Hang Cookware From the Wall

Free up counter space and cabinet space, by hanging your most often utilised pots and pans on the wall. A series of 1 x 2 inch wood strips nailed to studs in the walls, can hold a surprising amount of cookware, for a very affordable price.

Install Slideout Fruit Baskets

You can free up more countertop space by installing slide-out baskets inside your floor-level cabinets. Wicker, plastic or metal baskets, can become a place where you store fruits and vegetables, to keep them out of the way while still providing easy access.

Use Decoupage

Decoupage is the real world version of “copy and paste”, where you cut out pictures or designs, in paper, plastic, vinyl, etc. and stick them onto flat surfaces; usually adding a coat of varnish or some other sealant. Learn the art of decoupage, and you can totally transform the entire look of your kitchen very cheaply. Decoupage can transfer your favourite images onto everything; from the breadbox, or canisters, to wooden countertops and cabinets.

Decorate a Cabinet Art Gallery

Those cabinets would also look pretty good if you chose to decorate them in the style of your favourite Pop Art master. Transform plain cabinet doors into works of art, created by names like Warhol and Lichtenstein. If Pop Art isn’t your bag, go for Renaissance classicism, or 19th Century Impressionism. From Da Vinci to Van Gogh, you can make your kitchen an art gallery, for a lot less money than you probably think.

Install a Stainless Steel Sink

A brand new stainless steel sink can be installed quite affordably, and lends the kitchen that new-home kind of sparkle. Making this a DIY project isn’t as big a deal as you might fear, and doing it yourself can not only save more money, but can also give you the confidence to try some more expansive DIY projects in the kitchen in the near future.

Install a New Tap

If you don’t want to go for the whole sink, replace the taps with something a bit more stylish. If your sink was there when the house was built, it probably features simple and even boring taps. Bring the house up to date with a fancy new uniñever tap, or take a trip into the past, by going with a classic retro look.

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