When churning through all your home upgrades possibilities, you need to narrow them down to what you can afford with your finances and time.

So do you want to redecorate kitchen but don’t have the budget? If you’re not ready for a full remodel, you can still give your kitchen a fresh, new feel without breaking the bank.

With a bit of creativity and some serious elbow grease, you can add a splash of new into your older, established kitchen today.

Keep reading for 10 great ideas on how you can redecorate kitchen without spending a fortune.

1. Clear the clutter. Get rid of your old, worn-out tea towels and out-of-date cookware. A good rule is if you haven’t used that fondue pot since 1986, you can probably toss it out.

2. Pick a theme for the kitchen. Choose a theme like Mexican, Country style, 1950s or Italian and run with it. Pick up a few choice accessories, such as new oven mitts or pot lids and build from there.

3. Paint with a bright, new color. Paint is a wonderfully inexpensive way to make a grand impact on the look of a room. Or even consider some jazzy wallpaper.

4. Update your backsplash. A backsplash is small enough that the cost of tiles won’t set you back too far, but positioned well enough that the change can have a major visual impact.

5. Use food to add some style. For example, if you’ve chosen an Italian theme, try building on it by using decorative bottles of olive oil or interesting pasta canisters to reinforce your theme.

6. Display your ceramics. Open your cupboards and get out that beautiful glassware and all those lovely dishes – it’s time to put them on display. You can create an interesting wall design with antique plates or beloved serving platters, or you can hang your glassware as way of both displaying and storing it.

7. Go green. Add fresh plants to your window sills and ledges to warm up the space and bring life into your kitchen. A window sill herb garden is both decorative and functional.

8. Update your cabinetry hardware. If you can’t afford new cabinetry, try updating yours with new pulls and knobs. You can instantly update an entire kitchen simply by replacing those dated, glass pulls with something a little more contemporary.

9. Repaper the shelves and drawers in a fun, new color.

10. Update your faucets. A new faucet typically costs less than a hundred dollars and is a great way to not only bring a new style to your kitchen, but also some added functionality. Opt for faucet models with removable water filters or a dish washing attachment.

Article under Kitchen Design by Frank Sloan