Home updating on a budget

You can transform your kitchen in an instant with an affordable worktop such as laminate, and a clever choice of tiles.

), so instead, she gave the cabinetry a fresh coat of paint.

The countertop was black, so she picked a light gray for the uppers and lime green for the lower cabinets to brighten things up.

It could make a door like this for £675, plus £180 installation.

The average kitchen remodel costs a staggering $18,856 — and high-end ones average $54,909. But you don't need to shell out big bucks to make a big impact in an outdated kitchen.

But resist the temptation to get something too personal or cutesy.

"I've seen people use hardware that looks like forks and spoons or mini chickens.

We show you how you can make stylish update to your home on a budget.

Whether you want to upgrade the shower in the bathroom, add a skylight to the bedroom or repair original Victorian hall tiles – we have affordable ideas.

Display your favorite dishes and bowls to add a bit of interest to the room.4. Think of small appliances as decorative accessories.

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