Update your kitchen with these easy styling tips to make it look more expensive than it is.

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Are you longing for a kitchen refresh but haven't got the budget to complete a full renovation? Here are a few top tips on how to make your kitchen look expensive without breaking the bank. 

1. Clear worktops

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Clearing clutter is a big component of elevating a space and making it look clean and fresh. It costs nothing to do but can make the world of difference. Start by storing away your small appliances and displaying just a select few kitchen essentials. 

2. Change your handles

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If your kitchen handles feel old and out-dated it can definitely effect the overall look of your kitchen. Also, if you're desperate to change the colour of your hardware, then this is a great place to start. Replace old wooden or chrome handles with brushed brass designs for a contemporary, expensive-looking update.

3. Choose a neutral palette

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A neutral colour palette always looks fresh and exudes sophistication. If you want your kitchen to look more expensive than it is, keeping the walls, floor and cabinets neutral is definitely an effective styling tip. Rather than a stark white, be inspired by Wren Kitchens and opt for a earthy off-white, which looks effortlessly chic.

4. Deep clean appliances

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Small details are often monumental in making a kitchen look more expensive. Take some time to thoroughly deep clean your appliances. Nothing is more satisfying than a sparkling oven or fridge. This may make you think twice about forking out for a brand new kitchen appliance. 

5. Statement splashback

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Luxury kitchens often have a design feature that makes it feel extra special and unique. Introduce a statement splashback to your kitchen for that luxurious feel. It gives you the opportunity to choose the expensive tiles you'd really like to incorporate in your home but on a smaller (and less expensive) scale. 

 

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