Another of my budget kitchen design ideas is to grow a window box of fresh herbs. You could also go for an arrangement of dried flowers in a corner. If you cannot do that, fill a small wicker basket with fresh fruit and place it on a counter to brighten up your kitchen.
Kitchen tables can be placed in a small kitchen. If there is an island in the kitchen, you are already saving space. However, if you want a place in the kitchen to be able to sit down for meals you can nestle a table against the island. This will leave more floor space around the work space and the table altogether. Additionally, you can conform your island into a peninsula by adding it to the end of your sink counter space.
Clean Up Your Kitchen. This is one of the simplest kitchen design ideas, and it is so cheap that it is free. Go through everything you have in your kitchen and decide if you really still want all those little appliances, pots, pans, etc. that you collected over the years. Your mother-in-law really hates you so do you really need to keep that 3D rooster picture she gave you? It has got to go. By removing useless clutter and outdated and unused kitchen equipment, you are well on your way to inexpensively renovating your kitchen.