My question is what is the best way to spice up kitchens without having to go to a large expense?
Hi ! You don't say if you are still living in a rental ... If you are , you are limited to the types of things that you can do , without written consent of the homeowner.
If you rent , try using a removable wallpaper , for a backsplash or as an accent wall. Try checking out Amazon , wallsneedlove.com , artiswall.com , tempaper.com . Then pick up a color from the print and use it around the kitchen , dish cloths , curtains , floor mat , pot holders , utensil holder....
If you are now a homeowner , paint !!! I painted my cabinets ( first glued beadboard to the front) then painted my countertops , changed out my faucet , and put down a peel and stick textured wood look floor for $ 300 !
Good luck & have fun !!!
Hi Val, Peel and stick tile is a good choice and a new backsplash will make a big impact. If the landlord will let you paint, it is the least expensive and makes a big difference.
Removable wall paper works wonders!
Changing the hardware alone can make a huge difference! HERE are several choices. Painting the walls is relatively inexpensive and would have a huge impact. Changing out the rugs, if you can't re-do the floor. Also changing the light fixtures is another big influence in the kitchen.
You can use Washi Tape and make designs on walls, cabinets or doors.