If you want a more professional sheen to your kitchen, then you’re going to need to add a little more money here and there, and throw around the gold leaf on your kitchen cabinets. Or… you save your money and just give the room the appearance of being expensive, and save the pennies for something more important! Simple and easy!
First of all, buy some new handles for your kitchen drawers and cabinets, as replacing these is going to be simple and cheap to do, but they’re going to give your kitchen more of a shine as soon as you step into it. Not to mention it’s always nice to have some silver parts around when you’re feeling bad about the appearance as a whole.
Then it’d be a good idea to repaint the walls, or change the tiles on your backsplash, to something with a lighter or quieter shade. Blacks and whites are always going to work best for making your kitchen look expensive, but colours like reds and blues do the job just fine as well. And if you can arrange different tiles into a pattern, there’s going to be a bit more personality than just including a minimalist influence.
And you’re going to want to tackle the lighting as well, to really make your expensive outlook come together. Not only are you going to want new bulbs, that give a clearer colour to the light than the yellow or bluish hue your current bulbs give off, but you’re going to want to change the fixtures as well. Maybe something that tumbles down in a champagne colour, or metal cones that direct the light over your island counter only?