Quick-fix kitchen ideas that won’t break the bank

Here are our favorite ways to transform your kitchen to create a look you’ll love without spending a fortune.

Paint the walls

Whether you’re having it done or doing it yourself, refreshing your walls is an inexpensive way to stamp your personality on your kitchen, with immediate results.

Transform a bland white space into a cozy family hub with shades of taupe or liven it up with energizing brights. For a tough and durable transformation that will last, use our grease and stain resistant kitchen paint.

Which colors?

F0.25.60 / 20YY 38/225
E8.12.31 / 30YY 11/076
FN.01.85 / 40YY 83/021

Paint the cabinetry

Painted kitchen cabinets

A coat of cabinet paint will instantly revive a tired kitchen and give you a durable, hardwearing finish.

Warm neutral colors are a calming, versatile choice, while silvery greys will add a contemporary feel to the room.

Which colors?

F9.11.75 / 45YY 67/120
F2.05.65 / 20YY 43/083

Top tip: Swapping out old drawer and cupboard handles is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your kitchen a designer-style boost on a budget. For a timeless look, consider classic hardware such as brass or brushed nickel handles. They’re a great way to add a touch of class and will complement just about any color scheme.

Paint inside the cupboards

Paint inside kitchen cupboards

A bright pop of color inside cupboards is guaranteed to put a smile on your face whenever you reach inside. Or better still, remove overhead cupboard doors to create open, colorful shelving for a cheerful feel.

Which colors?

C8.10.70 / 50YR 53/160
F6.42.60 / 50YY 42/490
E8.03.85 / 10YY 83/075

Paint window or doorframes

Painting wooden door and window frames in kitchen

If you’re nervous about choosing a bold color for your walls, play with the woodwork instead. Invigorating greens will add a sophisticated feel to your scheme, and create the illusion of space if the rest of the walls are lighter shades.

For best results, use satin paint to get your frames looking fabulous.

Which colors?

L0.50.30 / 84GY 13/321
H6.05.78 / 16GY 66/078
H2.44.74 / 90YY 55/560

Complete your kitchen transformation with some fun accessories. Bright and colorful crockery, appliances and pendant lighting will add interest and depth to the room.