Most of us have a vision of a perfect kitchen in our head; maybe you even have a Pinterest board dedicated to a full-scale kitchen makeover. However, sometimes this is not always in our budget. That doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do to give your kitchen a facelift. Here are a few simple, easy, and budget-friendly ways you can update your kitchen without remodeling and tearing down walls needed.

Open Shelving

If you have a massive open space in your kitchen and are looking for a way to fill it, grab some open shelving. This is a great way to show off your beautiful dinnerware, collection of serving pieces, cookbooks and gives you room for extra storage. 

You can get lumber and wood pieces from your local hardware store. Stain or paint it to match your kitchen colors, add some decorative or minimal brackets for extra support to finish off your shelves. 

Paint Your Cabinets

This project is a bit bigger to take on but will give you the most bang for your buck. All it will cost you is a CNA or two of paint, a can of primer, and some elbow grease. You can opt for something soft like off-white or light gray, or you may want to go bolder with black, navy, or two-tone cabinets. Whatever you decide to do will completely transform the look of your entire space.

Change Your Hardware

Changing hardware on your kitchen cabinets and drawers is one of the easiest things you can do. All you need is an afternoon, a screwdriver, and some new hardware. If you are painting your cabinets, try to go with something that will stand out or a more modern shape. You can go with a whole new finish or keep what you currently have. Changing the hardware is a sure way to get your kitchen looking trendy in no time.

Under Cabinet Lighting

Another easy way to add some drama to your kitchen is under cabinet lighting. This can also help you show off your countertops or any display pieces you may have sitting around. With several options to pick from, including battery-operated lights that just stick under your cabinet or those that have to be hard-wired, lights are easy to add. Under-cabinet lighting is a softer option than an overhead light and can create a warm ambiance effect at night.

Paint the Walls

Are you bored with your current wall color? This is an easy fix that can be accomplished in one day. With a can of paint and a few paintbrushes, you can change the color of your walls to whatever fits your mood. Whether you go for a dramatic look with some darker hues or are just trying to brighten the room up with something lighter, make sure the color compliments the cabinets and furniture in the space.


Do you love everything about your kitchen except the countertops? A quick way to refresh the look is by covering your countertops. They make adhesive paper you can use on your countertops, paint made for countertops, or you can replace them entirely. You can consider several options when replacing or just covering your countertops to get the ones you desire. If a complete countertop is not in the budget, consider replacing one section at a time, such as the island, then the rest later.

We Know Kitchen Remodels

The team at HBK Constructions knows kitchen remodels. We have been helping homeowners in Melbourne and surrounding areas for years with their kitchen remodeling needs. We have you covered if you are in the market for a simple and easy remodel or a massive overhaul. Give us a call today. 

If you are in Keysborough, Victoria 3173, and looking for a home renovation or kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling service in Melbourne, this is the best way to visit us.

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HBK Constructions – Home, Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Melbourne

50 Fitzgerald Road,

Hallam VIC 3803

(03) 7038 3595