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5 ways to update your kitchen for less than £100

March 18, 2022

Kitchen renovations aren’t always cheap, but there are ways you can transform the look of your current kitchen without spending a fortune…

The kitchen is the heart of the home but it’s not always as easy as other rooms to update if we feel like a style change. We’ve put together five ideas that can transform the look of your kitchen, while costing under £100.

Create a splashback

Tiling can seem daunting at first, but a small splashback is a great way to ease yourself into it. Not only will you improve your DIY skills but a statement splashback is an effective way of updating your kitchen without breaking the bank. Top on-trend designs include this pink metro style and patterned Victorian-inspired tiles.

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Image: Walls and Floors

Design your own floor

Take inspiration from Rachael and paint your existing floor – a bold move and not a DIY job for the faint-hearted, but it allows your creativity to run wild. If you aren’t brave enough to go freehand like Rachael, then there are lots of stencils online that will make your life easier. Or why not try one of these other easy floor DIYs?


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Transform your kitchen cupboards

Paint is your friend when it comes to budget kitchen renovations. If you’re bored of your kitchen cupboards and fancy adding a dose of colour to your space, painting them might be the answer. Before taking the plunge, make sure you can visualise what the final result will be and how it will look up against your worktops and wall colour.

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Image: Annie Sloan

Switch up your fittings

You may think that you’re stuck with your kitchen fittings until you undergo an entire refurb, however that isn’t the case. You can quite easily change your kitchen tap, for example, which is a focal point in many kitchens. Why not switch up your cupboard handles too to completely change up your kitchen’s vibe?

Updating your tap can be an instant fix for making your kitchen look more expensive

Photo: Cooke and Lewis

Swap out seating

Seating in a kitchen can set the tone for the entire space. If you have a breakfast bar, or an overhanging worktop which you can fit bar stools underneath, then consider opting for new designs that will instantly update your kitchen. We are huge fans of rattan designs that we are seeing pop up in high street stores such as Dunelm.

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Image: Dunelm