8 Cheap Ways to Make Your Kitchen a Contemporary Style

Kitchen trends is a popular topic these days, and it’s no surprise. Designers are coming up with new ideas all the time, making kitchen trends more dynamic and interesting than ever before. But if you’re on a budget and want to get creative with your kitchen, there are plenty of cheap ways to make your kitchen a contemporary style. Here’s how:

  • Switch Out Cabinet Handles

In order to make your kitchen cabinets look like they cost more than they actually did, you should switch out the traditional cabinet handles to a contemporary one like Touch Handles. You can do this by purchasing modern-looking knobs that match the color scheme of your kitchen. This will give it an overall contemporary feel and make it appear that you spent a lot more money on your renovation than you actually did.

Because this change will be noticeable when guests come over for dinner or parties, it is important to get quality pieces that will last a long time without breaking down or rusting easily. It is also important not to make the mistake of choosing cheap plastic components because these won’t look good for very long before needing replacement again.

The last step in this process is installing lights inside each one of our new knobs so there aren’t any dark spots where food could go bad without anyone noticing until later when you’d have problems finding them on their own.

  • Fancy Up Your Faucet

Replacing your faucet is a quick and easy way to make your kitchen feel more modern. Choose one with a pull-down sprayer for added convenience, or go for something sleek and minimalist.

You can also upgrade the sink itself by replacing it with one that has more style or functionality than what came with your current set-up. If you have the space, consider installing a larger sink (like this farmhouse-style bowl) that will better accommodate bigger pots and pans and let you show off those beautiful dishes. Or grab yourself a deep single basin design for those who prefer double sinks but don’t want all that extra work cleaning up afterward. Another option would be adding an overflow drain instead of having to clean out the sink after every use, it’ll help keep things nice and tidy throughout each meal preparation session.

  • Add Bright Backsplash

One of the easiest ways to make your kitchen look more contemporary is by adding a bright backsplash. Backsplashes are backdrops for your cooktop, countertops, and sink, so they can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be. A little bit of color can go a long way in creating a sleek and modern look in the kitchen.

  • Use bright colors like yellow or red
  • Choose patterned tiles instead of plain ones
  • Use matte finish tiles over glossy ones because they tend to look more sophisticated than their shiny counterparts while still being easy to clean and install
  • Go with a Contemporary-Style Refrigerator

One of the most important appliances in any kitchen is your refrigerator. It can play a huge role in determining the overall style of your kitchen, depending on what you choose. Modern refrigerators have come a long way from their earlier ancestors. They’re now more energy efficient and easier to use than ever before, making them an ideal choice for contemporary kitchens. 

  • Add Open Shelving

Open shelving is a great way to display your favorite dishes and decorative items, but it can also be used to store pots and pans. Open shelving works for any room in the house, you just need some open space. Most kitchens have at least one corner or wall that can be transformed into open shelves, so if you don’t have enough space for built-in cabinets, this is an excellent alternative solution that won’t take up too much space (or cost).

  • Keep It Minimal

A minimalist kitchen design is all about simplicity. You want to keep your color palette simple, using just a few bold colors throughout the room. For example, you could choose one color that is repeated on all of your cabinets and appliances.

Another way to create an aesthetic that is both minimalistic and contemporary is by using a monochromatic color scheme. This means that you’re choosing one main color (like white) and pairing it with varying shades or tints of that same hue such as off-white or cream.

  • Let the Light In

Let the light in. You can do this by using a large window, positioning a skylight, or installing track lighting. Add some art to the walls. This can be anything from an original painting to a framed family photograph or set of plaques with quotes that mean something to you. And use color sparingly but effectively. Paint only one wall bright red or yellow, and use it as an accent color rather than trying to make every wall look like this bold choice was intentional (because it probably wasn’t).

  • Use Wallpaper

A good way to incorporate wallpaper into your kitchen is to use it as a temporary solution for covering up a bad paint job. Another great idea is to use wallpaper in place of tile, which can be costly and time-consuming. If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to add some color and pattern, this is another reason why using wallpaper would be ideal.

Usage Ideas:

  • Covering up bad wall paint jobs with patterned paper
  • Using colored or patterned papers instead of tiles on your backsplash or other areas in the kitchen
  • Adding texture with different patterns on walls


When it comes to designing your kitchen, there are many things that can be done. One of the easiest things to do is replacing cabinet handles. This is a simple way to change up your kitchen without spending a lot of money on expensive renovations or remodels. Another great idea would be using wallpaper instead of paint which can really make any room stand out in style.