LIVE EXTRA TIP: 3 Cheap and Easy Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look More Expensive

Posted January 28, 2022 | First time home buyers


3 Cheap and Easy Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look More Expensive

The kitchen is easily the most overused part of your home - and eventually, the one which will show the most wear and tear.  So giving it a little love every once in a while can add more value to your home. And while you’re still saving up for that full kitchen renovation, there are still a few cheap and easy ways to do the trick!


A clean and organized kitchen instantly looks more expensive than a dirty, disheveled kitchen. There are many simple steps you can do to keep your kitchen spic and span, such as:

  • Always wipe down the sink and counter with a dry towel after preparing food or washing the dishes.
  • Clean up your stove, oven, microwave and surrounding areas every night or as needed. 
  • Declutter your kitchen counter by storing your kitchen items in your existing cabinet and shelf space. 
  • Assign a specific space and containers for all your kitchen tools and supplies. 
  • Change your kitchen sponge weekly to prevent bacteria from building up.
  • Store away food in airtight containers to prevent pests from invading your kitchen.  


For those items you use regularly and cannot hide from plain sight, the best way to keep things aesthetic is to transfer them into uniform containers or dispensers with proper labels. 

  • Transfer your hand soap and dishwashing liquid into uniform liquid dispensers.
  • Create a coffee nook by placing your coffee, creamer, sugar, and tea in jars which can be bought as a set.
  • Set up a snack corner with cereals, biscuits, crackers, cookies and candies in separate canisters.

Storing and labeling your kitchen essentials in aesthetically-pleasing containers 

not only upgrades your kitchen’s look but helps you navigate through your kitchen more easily.


As they say, the devil is in the details. Little extra touches can go a long way in making your kitchen look more expensive - and upgrading your hardware is a quick fix that entails a little investment. Pro tip: metallic hardware in black, chrome, bronze, or rose gold will instantly add a modern touch to your kitchen.

  • Swap out old, rusty handles and knobs for new ones. Look for more modern and minimalist handles to give your cabinets a contemporary twist.
  • Upgrade your kitchen faucet and fixtures. These do not only make your kitchen look more polished but prevent leaks and other damage too.
  • Add extra lighting such as drop lights, led lights above the counter and even pendant lights to highlight certain areas of your kitchen.

With a little time and patience, some thrift store and online shopping finds, and a little bit of DIY, you might just find your kitchen transformed from ordinary to looking IG-worthy.

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