Cheap and simple kitchen and bathroom upgrades...?

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For the kitchen, the cheapest and easiest things would be to add backsplash and paint the cabinets. Beyond that, you could re-tile the floor and swap out the appliances. Avoid replacing cabinets or countertops unless it's absolutely necessary.

For the bathroom: re-tile the shower walls and repaint the trim/walls. Beyond that, you can swap out the toilet, vanity, and light fixtures (if they are simple). If the bathroom has a tub, avoid replacing this if possible as it's quite labor-intensive.

Just read an older BP article on cheap bath upgrades: 

Paint, new toilet seat and handle, new door handles and hinges, new fixtures for shower and sink, brighter light bulbs so it sparkles, and scrub the hell out of it until it's shiny and new.