You don’t need a big budget to make your kitchen look more expensive than it is.

The kitchen can be the most expensive room to renovate. From appliances, to countertops, to décor, every detail needs attention. But by switching up a few small details, you can find that you don’t need to break the bank to renovate the room.

Marble magic

Everyone wants to have marble in their kitchen. It shows elegance and expensiveness. Instead of pulling off all of your countertops and replacing them with marble, you can make a big difference just by adding small hints of it to your kitchen. A pre-cut piece of marble can create a small baking area in your kitchen. Use marble tiles to make an eye-catching backsplash, or use them to transform part of the floor. If you’re looking for more ways use marble on a budget, you can find them here. Marble works well with most colour schemes, and a small touch of it can make your kitchen design look a lot more expensive.

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Have some highlights

A highlight piece can make your kitchen stand out and make it look like a lot of thought and money has gone into it. As the sink is such an integral part of the kitchen, a highlight sink could really elevate your kitchen. A copper or stone sink might be a little pricier than a normal one, but it could be the only thing you’ll need to make your kitchen look more expensive than it is.

Lavish lighting

Lights can sometimes be the most ignored part of the kitchen design, even though a lot of the time people tend to look up to the ceiling first when they enter a room. Use low hanging fixtures to give the illusion of a higher ceiling, particularly above kitchen islands and dining spaces. Globe fixtures are an easy go-to if you want something inexpensive which elevates most types of décor. Installing a dimmer is also a cheaper way to make your kitchen seem expensive. Dimming lights at dinner time can create a luxurious atmosphere.

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Steep serving

What you serve your food and drinks in makes a huge impression on how expensive your kitchen is. Invest in new glasses, plates, bowls, and cups. Stemware, in particular, can make an impression. New stemware doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive, so use it to your advantage. By displaying your stemware in a glass cabinet, on an open cabinet or a cabinet with a glass door, your kitchen can look a lot more luxurious and inviting.

Costly colours

You can transform your kitchen entirely with a fresh coat of paint. Colours such as creams and beiges can make a kitchen look elegant and expensive. If your kitchen is modern, you can use dark colours, such as blacks and greys, which can make it look lavish and extravagant. White reflects light and makes the space look bigger, so complement white with some wood and metallic highlights. If you don’t want to paint your entire kitchen, you can make a big change just by painting kitchen cabinets. A feature wall can add value to your kitchen, and you can either paint it yourself or use some textured wallpaper.

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Kitchen renovations can seem daunting. But if you’re on a budget, even the smallest details can make a huge difference in your kitchen.Get more design ideas or browse through inspiring kitchen styles to start your project.