5 ways to jazz up your kitchen on a budget

Kitchen renovations can be costly but there are some quality additions that you can make on a budget that will have your space looking like new.

The kitchen is at the heart of every home. It’s where meals are lovingly made, family comes together and coffee chats are shared with friends. So when it comes to the design or renovation of your kitchen it’s worth putting the time and energy into this important space.

But as we all know, the kitchen can be one of the most expensive rooms in the house to spruce up or renovate. The good news is there are plenty of ways to make impactful changes to this space while still keeping your budget on track.

Here are some extra special additions that will add quality and style to your kitchen and make it feel brand new.

1. Clear away clutter with cabinetry

We can all fall into the trap of cluttering up our kitchen surfaces with appliances, utensils jars, even random food items. And that’s a big no-no in Feng Shui. Minimising clutter in the heart of the home by storing small and large items out of sight can help create better energy and allow the home chef a clearer headspace when dishing up delights for the family. Storage cabinets don’t take up a lot of floor space in the kitchen but can have a big impact when it comes to freeing up surfaces.

2. Freshen up the space with sparkling cooktops

There’s nothing that will take away from the beauty of your kitchen faster than a rusty, damaged old cooktop. With frequent use, these can deteriorate over time, and no amount of elbow grease will make them like new again. If your cooktop has become the eyesore of your kitchen, it might be time for an upgrade. A brand-spanking-new cooktop might be just what you need to add the finishing touch to make your new kitchen sparkle.

3. Store wine with care in a temperature-controlled wine fridge

If you enjoy a drop of vino, you’ll know how important it is to store wine at its optimum temperature. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than being served a lukewarm chardonnay. With a dual-zone temperature control wine fridge you can ensure your tipples are stored at the correct temperature and ready to pour.

Not only that, but it’s also a great way of minimising clutter by storing all your bottles away neatly and safely in one place. Euro Appliance offers a 154-litre-capacity wine fridge that can store up to 46 wine bottles. So, when you’re ready to pop open a bottle after a long week at work or for a dinner party with family and friends, you will have the perfect wine for the occasion.

4. Expand your cooking toolkit with quality appliances

If you’re looking to expand your cooking repertoire, there are some fail-safe appliances to consider that look the part and will stand the test of time in your kitchen. Kenwood Appliances’ Chef XL Kitchen Machine is a stylish mixer that can be used to create a wide variety of dishes, while Breville’s food processors have special features to peel and dice your veggies so you don’t have to. There’s endless options when it comes to sophisticated blenders, so take your pick. You can save yourself the $8 or so you spend on your post-workout smoothie at the local coffee shop by whipping up your own at home.

5. Light up your cooking with a stylish rangehood

A rangehood is a necessity for your island worktops, removing smoke, odours, and fumes from the cooking area. But this large structure should be adding style to your kitchen, not taking away from it. A stainless steel rangehood can offer a sophisticated and stylish look, and Halogen lighting can beautifully illuminate the space. Most rangehoods will have various speed settings to choose from and can be easily dismantled for cleaning purposes.

Your ideal kitchen doesn’t need to be a pipe dream, you can make it a reality by thinking about what best suits your needs and what works with your budget.

Whether you’re determined to reduce clutter in your kitchen space or finally get that blender to make your post-workout smoothies, you can make long-lasting changes on a budget with humm.

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