If your budget does not allow you to do a complete kitchen makeover, no need to worry. There are a few upgrades that can make your kitchen look as good as new.
A fresh coat of paint gives your walls a new lease of life and it does not cost an arm and a leg. You could also experiment with different color schemes in order to brighten up the space.
Contrary to popular belief you can actually use wallpaper in your kitchen as long as it is made of washable material. The wallpaper does not necessarily have to cover all the walls, it can be installed strategically in order to add some texture and color to the kitchen.
Adding a new valance or a set of curtains can change the outlook of the kitchen and brighten it up. It is also a good way of adding texture and aesthetics.
You can improve the look of your kitchen by simply replacing fixtures such as faucets, door knobs and cupboard handles. You could also replace wrought iron fittings with brass or gold plated alternatives.