Replace your dingy backsplash

You don’t need a colorful tiled backsplash, a simple subway tile works perfectly, too. Get tutorial here

Make sure your kitchen is bright

No one wants a dark kitchen, so paint it white or light grey to get the most out of it. Get tutorial here

Install a sturdy countertop

Granite might be too expensive, but butcher block or painted laminate can go a long way. Get tutorial here

Update your kitchen island

You want to make sure that island is inviting without that builder-grade look. Get tutorial here

Or make your own kitchen island

The extra storage and counterspace is huge in relation to kitchen value. Get tutorial here

Repaint your kitchen cabinets

A cool and calming color like grey updates your kitchen in a budget friendly way. Get tutorial here

Or paint them in two colors

Two-toned kitchen cabinets are trendy right now, and it’s so easy to update your own. Get tutorial here

Update your current flooring

That boring vinyl tile isn’t doing anything, so update it with bright tiles. Get tutorial here

Or get the hardwood floor look for less

These floor tiles totally changed the kitchen without being too expensive. Get tutorial here

Upgrade your lighting on a budget

Just by painting your basic lamps you can totally upgrade your kitchen. Get tutorial here

Add some lighting underneath cabinets

This can really brighten your kitchen, and highlight your cabinets, without costing much at all. Get tutorial here

Paint over your appliances

If they still work fine, then all they need is a paint job. Get tutorial here

Get rid of your popcorn ceiling

Nothing says the 70’s like a popcorn ceiling. Cover it up with fancy styrofoam tiles. Get tutorial here