We’ve all been caught looking through Pinterest images to figure out what our dream kitchen will look like. From the cupboard color to the lighting fixture, everything is beautifully planned in your ‘Dream Home’ Pinterest board.
You show your sweetheart in the hopes that he would magically share his secret savings account with you. Perhaps you’d build the dream kitchen in less than a month, and you would both live happily ever after.
Believe it or not, your dream luxury kitchen design can actually happen without breaking the bank. You can start as soon as tomorrow.
We know what you’re thinking. “Are you going to give me impractical DIY’s that I cannot actually do myself”? Of course not!
Here are eight ways you can implement a luxury kitchen design without breaking your budget.
Upgrade Your Countertops
Cracked countertops already? You never know where they come from, but one day they all seem to show up all at once. Don’t go straight to a department store for replacement granite.
There are tons of companies that offer remnants of scrap granite for sale.
You may not get large pieces of the same countertop, but you will be saving hundreds of dollars and have a unique countertop that can be a conversation piece for sure.
Granite tiles are clean and functional. You can even purchase “eco-friendly” countertops that are made out of recycled materials. What a fun way to bring a luxury kitchen design to new levels!
Self-Stick Vinyl Floor
Vinyl flooring has come a long way. Cover your old vinyl tiles with self-stick floorboards that look just like wood or even stone.
Many people have looked at this option as a ‘placeholder’ until they can afford the ‘real stuff’. If you can stick things together just like your kids can stick anything and everything together with glue, you will never need to replace these.
Can you imagine taking just one afternoon to change the entire aesthetics of your kitchen? Especially the flooring since that task always seems so daunting. It is absolutely worth it!
Paint Your Cupboards
Right now the trend is ‘open concept’. The feeling of being in a large open room with lots of light feels like home. But how do you do add that feel if your luxury kitchen design does not include that?
Re-paint the cupboards. Your cupboards are probably an old rusty wood color that has faded way too many shades lighter than it should have.
Don’t hire painters to come in and paint your home for you. Do it yourself.
All you need is sandpaper, primer, and whatever shade of paint you want. We suggest white as it will brighten the room and make your space look much bigger.
Replace Cabinet Doors
If you enjoy the color of your cabinets but want a fresher look, replace some of the doors with a clear door, or add a cool tiling texture to the finish of it. This will bring a whole new element to your kitchen decor.
You could also replace the cupboard doors with just a simple shelf. This will add dimension to the room – unlike any other kitchen you have seen.
Got little kids that want to help in the kitchen?
A chalkboard is a great addition to the blank walls, and it can entertain your children for hours! Don’t let your kids stand in the way of creating a masterpiece in the kitchen.
From to-do lists and groceries lists to maybe even a quote or inspirational message, a chalkboard can bring a very practical asset. It can lift you up when you walk by it, and be a reminder of the things that you need to pick up at the store.
But how do you make a chalk wall?
You can buy chalk paint at the store and then just paint on the blank canvas and voila! Even with a fun chalkboard, your kitchen can still be luxurious.
Pendant Lighting for Luxury Kitchen Design
Lighting is everything. Pendant lighting looks like a dome around the lightbulb.
It can be created out of old vases, or refurbished from old pendants at a discount shop. This can add a dynamic color and tone to your space.
Although you may not be able to tear down a wall and replace it with a window, you can add a light to the ceiling fairly easily.
Whether you add a pattern to the inside of the cupboards or a backsplash to the wall, this pop of color is radiant.
Can you image white cupboards with a bright teal accent color on the shelves? What a fun color combination!
With color trends changing so often, it’s possible that by the time you finished a full remodel, you will want something else.
With just a pop of accent color, you can cheaply replace the first color with a different one. Or maybe with the season change, you want to add some bright colors for summer. Adding a touch of yellow to the walls would bring many happy memories.
Express Your Personality
Decorations can go a long way in your luxury kitchen design. They not only bring a pop of color to the room but can show your personality.
Let’s face it, if you’re the one wanting to redecorate the kitchen, then you’re probably the one uses it most often. Design it to reflect who you are.
If you collect things, display them on a shelf above the window. If you love to paint, showcase a piece of our artwork.
If you love pottery, display all different shapes of pottery that may cohesively go nicely with the colors you already have in your kitchen.
Make this space be a reflection of your personality and style
Get Creative in the Kitchen
Think you have what it takes to redo your kitchen? Ready to try new projects and put your skills to work?
Check out our website for more tips on kitchen redesign!