Sometimes, it seems like the only solution to that dated kitchen is a total overhaul – an expensive one. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to revamp your kitchen. With some minor renovations and savvy spending, you can have that remodel done right on a budget.
The DIY Advantage
If you are handy, there are a lot of kitchen renovations that you can do without hiring a professional. From small jobs to large tasks, there are several components in the kitchen that you can make look like new. You can tear out cabinets that don’t fit your intended style and replace them with open shelving or even artwork. You can shop online and find affordable, quality cabinets to replace your current ones. Many remodelers switch out the hardware with durable metal pieces, creating a brand-new look for their old cabinets. You can also paint existing cabinets, either with a fresh coat of the same color or a new tone. If you are a DIY expert, the world – or at least your kitchen – is your oyster.
Tiling on the Cheap
Subway tiles are a popular choice among remodelers, not only because they look great and are versatile, but also because they’re not absurdly expensive. Tiling is an activity that many remodelers can do themselves. With subway tiles, you can arrange them in different patterns, such as a grid. You can fit them to your backsplash behind the sink, or have them cover an entire section of the wall. Subway tiles are an easy and economical way to infuse your style into your kitchen remodel.
Quick Style Fixes
If your kitchen is looking drab and dull, or it doesn’t fit the new style you are planning on, paint those cabinets white. A white cabinet is versatile and neutral and can work well with many types of cabinetry: Shaker, rustic, slab, or contemporary. It can also add light and brightness to the room, changing the mood of the kitchen. Additionally, replacing hardware can change the whole appearance of a cabinet and can quickly alter the style of your kitchen to match your vision. Minor renovations can lead to significant changes in the overall feel of your kitchen.
Certain additions, such as butcher-block countertops, will fit within the budget while sprucing up your room. This material is durable and attractive and can liven up or pair well with other components in your kitchen.
Flooring for Savers
If your kitchen has outdated flooring, such as linoleum, in a tacky color, there are fixes. Ceramic tiles can be affordable and are relatively easy to install yourself. The result is a neutral floor that frees up your budget to make adjustments in other parts of the
kitchen. When combined with other renovations, like new lighting, painting, and countertop replacements, this floor will help create a brand-new kitchen.
Remodeling your kitchen shouldn’t have to break the bank. With some minor renovations and strategic shopping, you will have the kitchen of your dreams with money to spare.