How to Update your Kitchen on a Budget

Date 16th March 2023 /// Kitchen Tips & Tricks
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It’s the room you spend the most time in, but it’s well overdue a new lease of life. We understand that a kitchen renovation isn’t always going to be within budget, but that doesn’t mean a refresh is out of reach.

Updating your kitchen doesn’t have the be a massive project. Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make the most difference, and have the most impact.

We’ve got an idea or two on some updates you can make that will make your kitchen feel like a brand-new space. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready for a DIY kitchen refresh.

5 Ways to Update your Kitchen on a Budget 

A Lick of Paint

Changing the colour of a room can bring a new lease of life, and you don’t have to stop at the wall paint! Painting the walls, cabinets, or tiles can all be done yourself, saving you pennies to spend on a trendy new shade. We’re loving sage green, deep royal blue, and earthy sand tones at the moment. Check out some of our mood boards here for inspiration!

Upgrade your Tap

Updating your tap doesn’t have to be a massive spend. Our range of taps are available from leading builders merchants and kitchen suppliers at an affordable price. You’ll be surprised by the difference that a change in tap can make to your sink and worktop area. Eirline’s new kitchen tap range includes single lever, dual lever, flexi & pull-out taps that are available in exquisite finishes such as brushed brass, brushed copper, brushed black, brushed chrome and chrome. Designed with the homeowner in mind, our new range of kitchen taps has been created to suit all tastes and needs, from products that are on trend and current, to those that are classic and stand the test of time.

Update Old Hardware

Let’s not forget about the hardware in your kitchen (as many people do!) It’s the little details that elevate any kitchen and are often easy to find at an affordable price from local home stores. By changing your handles, light switches, or plug sockets, you can add small touches that will be noticeable in refreshing your kitchen.

Replace Lighting

Change your space entirely by replacing an old light fixture. You know, the one that’s been around longer than you can remember… There are plenty of lights out there no matter what your style is. LED and strip lighting are super easy to order online and can be stuck beneath kitchen cabinets as a new feature to the kitchen.


The kitchen has come a long way from just a room in which we cook. It’s arguably the top room to entertain guests in, so why shouldn’t it be styled like any other room? Adding candles, photos, ornaments, and rugs are all elements that accessorise and personalise your kitchen.

Each home is different, as is everyone’s taste. Pick and choose changes that best suit you and your home. These are just some of our favourite picks on ways to update your kitchen on a budget. After all, the kitchen is where you spend most of your time, so it should be somewhere you love to be.

We’d love to see your kitchen refresh if you take on any of the above tips! Tag us on social media @EirlineKitchens

Check out our new range of kitchen taps now available to shop from builders merchants and kitchen suppliers throughout Ireland.