5 Ways To Sex Up Your Kitchen (Without Breaking the Bank)

Buying a house and decorating it is costly and time consuming enough without wishing to do it all over again every few years. With that being said, ether does come a time when you need to add a bit of sparkle to the rooms in your house, give them a redesign and breathe some much needed life into them. Money is often the biggest stumbling block here and it is important to find ways around blowing a huge amount of cash on a redesign. Today we are gong to look at the kitchen and how you can sex it up without spending a small fortune, here are 5 kitchen hacks to help reinvigorate your cooking area.


Change the Lighting

If you want to change the lighting in your kitchen then you will be usually looking at hefty electrician fees. A great way to reinvent the lighting in your kitchen and avoid huge fees is to add stick on lights. They are battery operated and they can be attached to any surface.These lights have changed a lot recently and are now far less cumbersome and unsightly, in fact the ones on the market now are not only well priced, but nobody will even spot the difference.

Kitchen Tablet

Every kitchen can use a face lift An inexpensive way to really restore your kitchen is to repaint your cabinets. This will really bring a whole new look to your kitchen and is a cheap way to change the overall feel and ambiance of the room. After painting, make sure to seal the new color with the most durable finish for kitchen cabinets, a polyurethane finish.

If you have an old tablet that is now outdated then you should turn it into a dedicated kitchen tablet. Simply place some brackets on the wall, place your tablet in it and you can watch TV whilst you are cooking or even use it for recipes, a cool addition that will give the impression of a thoroughly modern kitchen.

Plastic Foliage

The simple addition of flowers can give your kitchen a really colorful boost, buying flowers and plants regularly and caring for them however can get expensive. Far better then to buy plastic plants and flowers, they appear very lifelike, and place them on your windowsills and around the kitchen.


Adding old kitchen utensils and pots and pans around the kitchen can give the room a really rustic feeling. You can grab these bits and pieces and charity shops, flea markets or even from the scrap yard. Give them a good scrub with some metal restorer and hang them around your kitchen for a great effect.

Hanging Herbs

Fresh herbs growing gives your kitchen a wonderful smell and a beautiful look and all you need to do is find a little bit of space, use some color coordinated pots and place your seeds. Sprinkle a little bit of water every now and then and your kitchen will come to life. A herb garden looks good, smells great and of course, means that you will have fresh herb on hand for your cooking.

If you have been looking to redesign your kitchen or add something to it to give it life then before spending lots of money, consider what hacks are out there that you can take advantage of. Too often people go to the shops to buy things that they could easily make themselves, don’t fall into that trap.