11 Beautiful + Budget-Friendly Kitchen Fixture Upgrades

Bring home these drool-worthy details to achieve a dreamy kitchen without breaking the bank.

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September 03, 2019

The tile backsplashes and professional-grade stainless steel appliances you add to your Pinterest board every night may be beautiful and aspirational, but are they realistic? Not so much. Let's face it: kitchen renovations are expensive. The silver lining here? You can your dream kitchen design into fruition with a mix of methodical planning, unwavering patience and my shopping list of swoon-worthy fixtures that offer a luxe look at a fraction of the cost.


Elevate and illuminate your kitchen design with this posh island pendant fixture. The linear fixture features an oil-rubbed bronze finish and five brass pendant holders that nod to vintage-industrial design. Each pendant sports a glossy, transparent glass shade to emit maximum light and style overhead.

BUY IT: Joss & Main, $95.99 (Originally $129.99)

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Never underestimate the impact that a stainless steel range hood can have on your kitchen update. This drool-worthy range hood is crafted with yummy curved edges and designed for a sleek, seamless look. Bonus: This must-shop wall-mounted range will add a professional look to your design and fool loved ones into thinking you know your way around the kitchen. Fake it 'til you make it, right?

BUY IT: Wayfair, $199.99

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Love the farmhouse sink look but not so enchanted by the hefty price tags that come with them? You can achieve the same look for much, much less with this porcelain apron-front alternative. The white ceramic sink offers a classic appeal that will fit any design style and made to fit traditional counters and kitchen islands, alike.

BUY IT: Ikea, $187

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Revive your cabinets with a fresh set of contemporary hardware. This elegant bar pull is as versatile as it is beautiful and features clean lines and dainty curves that will stand the test of time. Grab the satin nickel finish to spruce-up your transitional white kitchen, or choose between the edgy gunmetal or oil-rubbed bronze finish for a high-contrast design.

BUY IT: Joss & Main, $11.99 (Originally $14.99)

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No need to drain your budget on a fancy center island. Add this modern, mobile kitchen cart to your cart ASAP and invest the money saved elsewhere. The tailored charcoal frame comes equipped with two roomy drawers and two open-air shelves. Choose between solid wood or granite, and use the cart as a spot to chop vegetables or sneak snacks throughout the day.

BUY IT: Joss & Main, $223.99 (Originally $289.99)

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Swap out basic cabinet knobs with this chic and shapely hexagon alternative. The geometric knobs will give your cabinets a youthful and polished look that will be the envy of all your friends. Take your pick of six dynamic finishes including a warm antique brass, brushed bronze and modern matte black.

BUY IT: CB2, $2.95

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There’s something decadent about the convenience and function that pot filler faucets bring to a kitchen design. Treat yourself to that everyday luxury with this classic, wall-mounted pot filler fixture. Choose between brushed nickel, antique brass or oil-rubbed bronze, and bask in bliss that is never having to transport a heavy pasta pot from the kitchen sink ever again.

BUY IT: Lowe’s, $191.25

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Swap out your dated sink for this shiny, stainless steel upgrade. The apron-front sink makes for easy cleaning and aids in creating a chef-worthy kitchen design. Install the sink in your contemporary or modern kitchen and enhance with inky soapstone or pearly marble countertops.

BUY IT: Wayfair, $279.99 (Originally $599.98)

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Shop these designer-worthy pendants to brighten your updated kitchen. The handmade design is crafted with unfinished brass to provide the perfect mix of softness and shine overhead. Along with raw brass, the posh pendant is offered in matte black, polished nickel and antique brass finishes.

BUY IT: Etsy, $75 - $105

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Pull out all the stops with your kitchen hardware update. These handsome bin pulls come in two lengths and four finishes, making it ultra-easy to customize your cabinets to your needs and style.

BUY IT: Pottery Barn, $2.99 - $9.50 (Originally $7 - $9.50)

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Bring some drama to your kitchen sink with this modern pull-down faucet. The extravagant swan silhouette features a color-block design and exposed spirals for a professional-grade look. The faucet is equipped with a pull-down sprayer and a built-in pot fitter. Bring home the matte black and stainless steel model for your modern kitchen remodel or add glamour to your transitional kitchen makeover with the brushed gold design.

BUY IT: Wayfair, $299.95 (Originally $655)

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