The Best Home Depot Kitchen Upgrades for Under $100
Completely renovating your kitchen is a time-intensive and expensive endeavor. But with a few smart tweaks, you can make your kitchen feel brand new for a fraction of the price of renovating.
As Home Depot’s Director of Trend & Design, Sarah Fishburne, puts it, "Sometimes all you need to improve a kitchen and to love it again is to improve the function of the kitchen. By organizing and making the kitchen function it will flow better. First go through all your gadgets and purge any that are falling apart and if you have duplications that you do not need."
After that, Fishburne recommends spending some time relocating items in your kitchen to increase efficiency. "Ask yourself is something in the best location for where you need it, i.e., consider your coffee maker — where are the coffee mugs? This does not need to be all done overnight so pick the areas that give you the most headaches and start there," she says, (speaking of headaches, pots and pans, here we come). Ready to get started? Read on for our favorite Home Depot kitchen upgrade ideas, all for under $100.
Rev-A-Shelf Large Translucent Bread Drawer Cover Kit
Love bread? Wait until you try this.
Buy it: Rev-A-Shelf Large Translucent Bread Drawer Cover Kit; $42.54
StyleWell Gatefield Chrome Large Kitchen Cart with Rubber Wood Top
The kitchen cart we've wanted for years, without the price tag.
Rev-A-Shelf Pull-Out Between Cabinet Base Filler
Why give up precious storage space?
Buy it: Rev-A-Shelf Pull-Out Between Cabinet Base Filler; $79.96
AmeriHome Stackable Metal Bar Stool in Gold
We're swooning for the retro feel of the yellow stools, but these stackable stools also come in a variety of other colors.
Buy it: AmeriHome Stackable Metal Bar Stool in Gold; $29.78
Moen Banbury Single-Handle Pull-Out Sprayer Kitchen Faucet
We love how sleek the chrome color looks, too.
Buy it: Moen Banbury Single-Handle Pull-Out Sprayer Kitchen Faucet; from $84.74
Ah, more counter space found. The shelf holds appliances up to 60 pounds and works well with everything from toasters to food processors.
Buy it: Rev-A-Shelf-Mixer Lift; $84.99
Liberty Stainless Steel Bar Drawer Pull
We love this polished look, and the price tag to boot. "A quick and easy idea [to upgrade your kitchen is to] change out the hardware in the kitchen," notes Fishburne. "Sometimes the style or finish is dating the kitchen and switching them out will make it feel new and fresh. Only thing to keep in mind is you want to keep the knob or pull dimensions to match so you are not covering up or drilling holes."
Buy it: Liberty Stainless Steel Bar Drawer Pull; $5.97
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Smart Wireless Light Bulb
As you cook up a storm, dim the lights with your voice or a smart device and enjoy 16 million colors and 50,000 shades of white.
SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat
One easy way to give your kitchen a mini makeover without braking the bank? Add a backsplash. "Many kitchens do not have a backsplash and putting one in makes a huge impact," says Fishburne. "This is also a DIY project many can tackle. I recommend using SimpleMat, which will cut down the time to of installing."
Buy it: SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat; $23.47
WeMo Mini Smart Plug
A handy addition to any kitchen, this plug lets you control lighting and electronic devices from your smartphone.
Buy it: WeMo Mini Smart Plug; $34.99