The kitchen is the one room you probably spend the most time in. It’s a place for you to have get-togethers, cook family meals and have dinner parties. Over time, your kitchen can look a bit tired and outdated. So, if you’re looking for affordable and new ways to update your kitchen this year, let us help you out. 

New lighting 

New lighting can transform the whole of your kitchen. If you have fixed-in ceiling lights, why not replace these with hanging lights? They can make it the main focal point in the room, don’t be afraid to be bold! Or if you prefer wall lights, choose something with brass in. It’ll make your kitchen look super modern! 

New flooring 

When we think of new flooring, we often think of how expensive it’s going to be. But with these affordable hacks, you’ll have a brand-new floor in no time! Vinyl floor tiles and laminate flooring are great for kitchens. Not only do they come in a variety of colours and designs, but they are also scratch-resistant, water-resistant, durable and affordable! If you’re not planning to buy new flooring, consider sick-and-peel tiles. You can get them for as little as £5 on Amazon. 

Herb wall 

Biophilic design is trending with more people bringing the outdoors into their homes. Not only are indoor herb walls useful and pretty, but they also contribute to your wellbeing. They also free up counter space too! 

Update your handles

If your cabinet handles are looking outdated, replace them to bring a new style and personality to your kitchen. The best way to buy them is to go to an antique shop where you can buy completely random ones! 


Give one wall in your kitchen a new look with wallpaper. It’s a great way to refresh your kitchen while being completely affordable. And if you’re just covering one wall, you won’t need to buy tonnes of wallpaper. We recommend going for something with a pattern or bright colour to give your kitchen the wow factor. 

We hope you enjoyed these affordable and fabulous ways to update your kitchen look. Let us know what you think in the comments below!