A beautiful, neat and well-furnished kitchen gives a personified insight of the home owners. We all see contemporary kitchens made up with latest fixtures and fittings, stylish tiling, and elegant cutlery and appliances in magazines, television and even at homes of people we visit.

Getting a makeover of your kitchen is not a difficult task, since all you need is available with a swipe of your credit card.

However, the issue many people face is refurbishing their kitchen on a mediocre budget. Here, creativity and intelligence come handy. In this article, we help you with 5 easy fixes to make your kitchen look more modern like the one you fantasize.

1. Paint the Walls

Paining the wall is the first thing that comes into your mind. Use soft, pastel shades to reinvigorate the ambiance of your kitchen; olive greens and pale yellows make excellent kitchen enamels. Never go for lacquer finish over the paint for kitchen. If your kitchen is comparatively bigger, then you can use a few darker shades like dark blue, royal blue, mid-tone purple and deep red to paint the walls.

2. Amend Fixtures and Fittings

Fixtures and fitting are all the rage when it comes to decorating kitchen. One cannot ignore them anyhow. Fix the scratched fixtures and fittings with colorful magnets. Use these magnets to decorate the refrigerator as well. If your budget allows, purchase one new item that would have an effect on your kitchen. That could be a new refrigerator, microwave oven, lightings etc.

3. Restructure the Cabinets

Cabinets are a very prominent part of your kitchen. If you had wooden, all-closed cabinet compartments until now, try something new. Remove the doors of your cabinets and place mirrors instead.

Adding lights inside would further enhance the beauty of the well placed cutlery inside. Though, it is a demanding job, you can hire a carpenter to get the job done. You can get reasonably priced mirror frames from the market while the carpenter can do the rest.

4. Modify Floorings

Broken tiles and unkempt floorings should never define your kitchen at least. This does not mean that you need to fit expensive and designer label tiles; you can simply choose durable tiles that have a great design and a nice color complementing the kitchen walls. Keeping the floor clean will keep the ambiance perfect.

5. Expand Your Kitchen

This is when you have a very small kitchen and you want to begin refurbishing your kitchen by creating more space. Expanding the kitchen makes space for many things to adjust like a refrigerator, a small dining table etc.

Besides the above mentioned tips to enhance the outlook of your kitchen, ample amount of lighting does a fantastic job in both small and big kitchens. Lighting creates space and gives room for adding some bold-colored fixtures and fittings. You can do so by adding lights inside cabinets and near countertops and adding a chandelier just above the dining table.

By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.