If you turn on the television, you are sure to see one of the many home improvement and home renovation shows that are on nearly every channel. These shows show amazing home transformations end exhibit what a lot of time and lots of money spent can do to transform your home.

One of the most amazing transformations is usually the kitchen. The show’s hosts are able to in a half hour turn to run down kitchen into a gourmet cooking and dining area that would make any top chef blush. These shows are very entertaining and inspiring to watch, but from a realistic standpoint they leave a lot to be desired.

The truth is that you can have a new kitchen but the cost will be considerable. In fact one could expect to spend more than $25,000 to remove walls, replace appliances, add a kitchen Island, and then paint or wallpaper. In addition, homeowners would have construction workers, contractors and designers inhabiting their homes for several weeks. This scenario is certainly workable for many homeowners, but most either because of the cost or the time required simply cannot do it.

For the many who can’t, there ways to update your kitchen so it looks great, without putting yourself into massive debt or having to cook your meals in the garage for two weeks. Here’s some great ideas for you to consider when you have a smaller budget to do some kitchen updating.

Kitchen Taps

The kitchen taps that home builders install when they build homes are selected because they’re functional end of good quality. However kitchen taps can be functional, great quality and beautiful at the same time. Taps can be purchased that match kitchen sinks, your kitchen cabinets, and even the kitchen floor tiles.  Kitchen Taps can be replaced in a short period of time and even the most expensive ones won’t break your budget.

Kitchen Sinks

Replacing a kitchen sink with one of the new more elegant models can have a dramatic effect on a kitchen. Kitchen sinks are typically utilitarian but with the many different styles including farmhouse, double bowls, and trough, they are now a key part of any kitchen makeover. They also come in many different materials including stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain, and granite. Replacing a kitchen sink can be a job that requires a professional so you should consult with the person selling you the sink about the complexities of installing it.

Kitchen accessories

Kitchen accessories including art, colorful bowls, cookbooks. Tins and other interesting pieces that can be placed strategically around the kitchen can add warmth and elegance to any kitchen. You can take some cues from magazines or websites that feature great looking kitchens.

Backsplash tile

Kitchen backsplash tiles have come front and center in all kitchen remodels and upgrades. These colorful or Rich tiles come in a variety of colors and patterns. The effect they create on a kitchen can be dramatic and the best part is they can be installed as a DIY project on a Saturday or Sunday.

With a small budget and a day or two you can upgrade your kitchen with all of the items listed here.