20 KITCHEN DESIGN IDEAS THAT ARE EASY & AFFORDABLE

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or just looking for some design inspiration, you’re in the right place. We’ve gathered photos of our favorite kitchen projects to help make your space more functional and appealing. So whether you’re cooking up a storm or simply enjoying a cup of coffee, we know you’ll love these kitchen design ideas you can try at home:

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1. Have Indoor Plants

Having indoor plants is an excellent way to make your kitchen feel more alive.

If you are new to owning indoor plants, you may want to stick to options that are easier to care for, like succulents. But if you are an experienced green thumb, go with whatever you think would look best in your space. 

All-white kitchen design with golden fixtures in Cebu, Philippines

2. Consider Gold Fixtures

Take your all-white kitchen to the next level by using gold fixtures to bring a beautiful and luxurious contrast.

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3. Use Marble-like Quartz

If you love the look of marble but not its required upkeep, consider using marble-like quartz, like the “Lightning Calacatta.”

It has a similar appearance to natural marble but is easier to maintain and doesn’t require sealing.

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4. Utilize Natural Light

Use natural light from your windows or skylights to help brighten the kitchen space.

It’s also great for making the room feel more spacious and airy.

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5. Pick a Bar Stool that Complements Your Kitchen

Choose a bar stool that blends seamlessly with your entire kitchen’s style.

Ensure that it has the perfect height in relation to your counter to keep your guests feel comfortable during their stay.

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6. Install Under-Cabinet Lighting

Under-cabinet lighting reduces unwanted shadows from ambient light sources.

It’s also more energy-efficient because you can light up only one part of the kitchen instead of the whole room.

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7. Use the Magic of Cabinet Pulls

Cabinet pulls create a sense of height and elongate the look of your kitchen space. Use them to your advantage, especially if your kitchen has shorter wall cabinets.

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8. Pick a Suitable Edge Profile

Your countertop’s edge profile is often overlooked, but it’s a small detail that makes a huge statement in the kitchen.

It sets the tone for how your countertop will fit into the kitchen space. Moreover, it’s a great way of personalizing your kitchen with nothing more than an edging detail.

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9. Take the Subway!

Subway tiles are a timeless kitchen backsplash. They’re affordable and easy to clean.

Their graphic and geometric repeating bond pattern works nicely, especially in monochrome color schemes.

Absolute Black granite counter with laminated eased edge profile

10. Go Absolute Black (and Never Go Back)

Absolute Black” is one of the densest of all granite colors.

Hence, not only is it incredibly durable, but it is also impregnable from stains.

A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

All-white kitchen design in Cebu, Philippines

11. Invest in Some Nice-Looking Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are ideal overhead lighting for an island or peninsula. They provide concentrated light in one area without illuminating the whole room.

What’s more, they create an intimate and cozy atmosphere that’ll make you enjoy your kitchen experience.

Marble-like quartz peninsula in Iloilo City, Philippines

12. Pop Some Colors!

Don’t be afraid to add some colors to your kitchen.

Bring your personality into the kitchen space using appliances, fixtures, and accessories in your favorite hues. 

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13. Consider Using Cutter Slabs

Whether you are looking for granite, marble, or quartz, you may want to check out the available cutter slabs from your local supplier.

Cutter slabs are more affordable than gangsaw slabs but are just as durable. You can reallocate your budget to other kitchen remodeling expenses.

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14. Use a Two-Tone Counter

Highlight your elevated bar counter using a contrasting countertop color.

Pairing a light-colored countertop with a dark-colored slab creates a crisp, clean contrast that elevates the look and feel of your kitchen space.

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15. Double Down on Sinks

Increase your productivity in the kitchen by having a second sink.

With two sinks, you can dedicate one for meal preps and the other for dishwashing. It improves the overall functionality of your kitchen and makes your life a lot easier.

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Yellow onyx bar counter in Cebu City, Philippines

16. Host a Happy Hour at Your Onyx Bar Counter

If you’re looking for a show-stopping countertop material, you should consider getting an onyx.

It’s a translucent natural stone that’s excellent for backlit bar counters and wall accents. It creates a luxurious and stylish appeal that definitely makes a statement.

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17. Install a Full-height Backsplash

Why settle for a typical 4-inch backsplash if you can go full height?

A full-height backsplash gives you a sleeker, seamless, and uninterrupted look for your kitchen.

Moreover, it is easier to clean than ceramic or porcelain tiles.

All-white kitchen design in Cebu City, Philippines

18. Go All White to Maximize Light

White is excellent for a small, compact kitchen as it helps keep the room feel light and airy.

Whatever time of day or mood you want, this color helps create a feeling of elegance and space.

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19. Create Textural Lines

Thin vertical wood slats create a brilliant sense of texture and depth in the kitchen.

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20. Combine Wood + Stone

Wood and stone work perfectly well in the kitchen.

When combined, they bring warmth, balance, and texture to the kitchen, creating a cohesive aesthetic look in your interior.

Finding the Right Kitchen Design

If you’re feeling a little lost and a bit overwhelmed with your kitchen remodeling project, don’t worry. You are not alone. A lot of us go through the same experience every day.

The best thing to do is take a step back, understand your goals, and create an action plan.

Weigh how each detail affects your entire space’s design, especially within the kitchen triangle. And from there, decide the things you want in your kitchen.

Or better yet, hire an interior designer. They can help you through the process and offer more kitchen design ideas tailored to your needs.

If you find this post helpful to your kitchen makeover, feel free to share it on Facebook or Twitter. And be sure to check out our website for more tips and advice on countertop care and maintenance.

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