Searching for fashionable new kitchen ideas that you love but simply can’t afford can be one of the more frustrating parts of looking through design magazines and websites for cool modern kitchen ideas.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  With a few budget savvy kitchen remodeling steps, you can get a top of the range look but without the heavy price tag.

Decorating around your existing kitchen cabinets using blocks of bold colors for the walls can deliver an expensive designer look for your kitchen at a bargain price.  For example, vivid oranges and reds contrasted with neutral tones can instantly give the room a lift.

If you decide to paint your kitchen cabinets, following a few key steps from the start can help make sure you deliver a modern final design.

Modern Kitchen Ideas on a BudgetMaking ordinary kitchen cabinets look more streamlined will give them a more expensive look that would fit in with any modern kitchen you’d see in a showroom.  For example, adding a gloss finish can make the cabinets appear expensive and also bounce light around the room, giving your kitchen a bright open look.

Lighting is also crucial in any room in the house but getting the kitchen lighting right is especially important.  Besides general overhead lighting, consider adding under cabinet lighting.  These look great and are practical, as they produce task lighting for your countertops.  Accent lighting, using track lighting or pendant lights, can also help deliver a high end look, and has the added benefit of being relatively inexpensive.  Add dimmers to control all the light fixtures and enjoy the ability to establish lighting scenes useful for everything from food prep to parties.

By using decorating hints and tips like these you can deliver a modern kitchen on a budget.