When starting a kitchen renovation project, your budget can get expensive quickly, and these days it can be hard to find extra money to cover even a small project. Between new cabinets, countertops, and floors, you could spend thousands before you’ve even gotten to the appliances. Your new kitchen doesn’t have to cost a ton with a few simple adjustments to your remodeling plan.
Depending on your budget, you could get a whole new kitchen by painting the walls a bright color or installing a backsplash. A popular color would update even the drabbest kitchens with less than a hundred bucks. Reorganizing your kitchen can also help you feel renewed when cooking.
A healthy cleanse of unused, old products and creating a more efficient organization system could completely alter the feel of your kitchen for next to nothing. Another quick and cheap change could be to change your lighting. Install wall sconces or track lighting with dimmers.
Change the cabinets
If you want a more drastic change, you probably want to make more significant changes like the cabinets. Before you jump to buy new cabinets, think about how you could refurbish your current ones because new cabinets usually consume at least half of any kitchen remodeling budget. If you’re happy with your kitchen layout and how your cabinets are arranged, consider merely refinishing or painting them.
Most likely, you’d need to sand the original finish off, and then you can turn your cabinets into whatever you choose. Get creative and paint them a light color like green or blue. Use white paint and research how to make wood look distressed, and you’d make even the most stylish kitchens in Southern France jealous.
Replace the knobs and pulls
A darker varnish would change the entire look of a kitchen. Also, think about replacing the knobs and pulls to give your kitchen a unique and personal touch.Countertops, sinks, and faucets are parts of your kitchen that can get worn down quickly because of how much they’re used.
A new sink and faucet would be a change possible in most budgets. Countertops, however, can get a little more expensive. If you’ve always dreamed of having granite countertops in your kitchen and are on a tight budget, don’t worry, you can still have them.
Since granite is a natural material, the more unique and thicker the granite, the more expensive it is. Luckily, if you aim for more standardized granite, it will cost a lot less. It’s still as durable, if not more durable than the premium granite available, and usually is only a little thinner.
You can further cut costs for granite countertops by having it installed in pieces. If you choose to have it done as one piece, you’ll be paying the labor to have a single piece of granite cut and shaped to your counter, and with pieces, the installation is much easier and quicker.
It’s easy to get carried away and want to replace or change your cabinets, countertops, and floors. Instead, choose one or two if you can make the budget work, of the significant changes, and use the other ideas to give your kitchen a whole new life. A kitchen is the heart of most homes, so it’s important you’re happy with yours.