Kitchens are the most expensive rooms to renovate—period. But if paying for new counters, updating your backsplash, and switching out appliances fall outside of your budget, there are other ways to give your space a sense of luxury without spending a fortune. From upgrading your cabinetry hardware to swapping out an outdated light fixture to hanging an affordable piece of art, you'd be surprised at just how many budget-friendly kitchen styling tricks there are for creating a chef-worthy space on a dime. Even if you do just one of these things, your space will instantly look a million times more luxe—trust us.
If you'd like to take your kitchen's design up a notch, keep scrolling for nine kitchen styling ideas that will take your space from standard to special and ho-hum to high-end in no time.
Upgrade Your Hardware
Update Your Light Fixtures
Personalize With Accessories
Lay Down a Rug
Opt for Stools
Swap Out Your Faucet
This story was originally published on September 23, 2014, and has since been updated.