Kitchens are the core of everyday activity in the home and a source of domestic warmth. So, your kitchens might use some freshening up every few years, given the continual heavy-duty cooking.

Here are five easy design interventions that allow tenants, new homeowners, or end-users to update their kitchens without making structural alterations, all while remaining within a budget.

We all have different kitchen sizes. In most apartments, tenants have to make do with small kitchens. The question now is, how can we spruce up our tiny to medium-size kitchens? Here are a few recommendations:


Paint Coatings that Work

A fresh coat of paint is the easiest and most cost-effective method to begin a budget-based kitchen remodel. You can brighten a dark kitchen by applying layers of brilliant white, ivory, or off-white paint to the walls and ceilings. It will look larger and brighter.

If the cabinetry is in good shape, you can change the face of the drawer or cabinets to a neutral or color-driven motif. Choose a paint that’ll last long to ensure durability and quality. Also, older carpentry may be sanded down, primed, and painted to give it a new lease of life. Painting millwork in the kitchen can be costly, so you need to consider the type and quantity.


New Hardware

Changing the hardware in a kitchen is a simple and practical option that instantly improves the area! Choose knobs and handles made of stainless steel, brass (antique or gilded), ceramics, and wood. Changing the hardware in a small to a medium-sized kitchen can be set back by $500 to $1000.


Choosing Countertops

It would be best if you used a practical strategy when choosing countertops for one’s kitchen. Many of the recipes use pigmented spices, oils, and other condiments that might stain. So, neutral color schemes of black, dark grey, and brown are the most used countertops.


Defining Backsplash

Kitchen backsplash tiles have a significant influence on the overall appearance of the room. Solid subway, geometric and patterned tiles, even vast lengths of genuine stone like marble are all available in various design styles.

Choose backsplash tiles that enable the cabinetry’s color scheme to take center stage or tiles to be the focal point. Tiles can be purchased by the square foot or by box. To guarantee low maintenance over time, you need to use lightly textured, stain-resistant, and heat-resistant.


Choose Lighting that Elevates

Adding or changing lighting fixtures can go a long way. You can choose to draw attention to a specific area by using focal ceiling pendant lights or under-cabinet LED profile lighting. 


Key Features to Look for in a New Rental or Builder-grade Kitchen

Examine the arrangement of the kitchen space to see if you can form the ‘Work Triangle’: that is, do you have easy access from the sink to the gas stove to the refrigerator? You need to determine this depending on the layout of the kitchen.

Make sure the counters are set up so that you can get the most out of your under-counter and overhead cabinet storage. Built-in tall cabinets and larders can also be added to increase the storage capacity of tiny kitchens.

Examine whether the kitchen’s floor layout allows for adequate natural lighting and ventilation. This is to provide a well-lit and well-ventilated working environment.

Check to see if the kitchen’s planning scheme includes provisions for cooking cylinders and pipes. Paint the exposed pipeline a color that matches the cabinets or walls so that it fits in with the surfaces.


The environment of your house can offer happiness, tranquility, and inspiration, or it might have the opposite effect. Interior design elements, big or small, help us avoid the latter. It’s more than creating an aesthetically appealing atmosphere; it also impacts the psyche and may elicit specific feelings.

Thus, reinventing one’s house is both necessary and refreshing. Every element of the designs, color scheme, lighting, and materials must be of excellent quality and visually appealing. You need to choose high-quality materials to ensure lower maintenance costs over time.