Nothing beats the look and feel of a renovated kitchen. As the heart of the home, the appearance of a kitchen can greatly affect the overall feel of the house. If your kitchen needs a remodel, but you don’t want to break the bank, below are some ways to do it on a budget.
Refurbish the Appliances
One of the most expensive parts of a kitchen renovation are new appliances. However, if your kitchen is dated, consider repairing your appliances instead. This includes everything from your dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave to your garbage disposal and water heater.
If you’re fairly good with a set of tools, there are tutorials available that can show you how to upgrade or repair your appliances. However, before you shell over the cash to a professional repairman, have a go at it yourself first.
Get Clever with Paint
Giving your kitchen a fresh coat of paint can also do wonders for the look of the space. You may want to choose a new color to give a different look, or you could simply refresh the old one. Whatever you choose, painting the room can be a good starting point for assessing the space once it’s been given a brighter and fresher look.
Consider Door Replacements
If painting hasn’t done enough to improve the look of the kitchen, door replacement can be another step in your remodeling journey. One option is to paint the doors first, or you could replace them so that the cabinets look fresh and new. Depending on your budget, you could also contact a kitchen remodeling company and get everything refitted. However, if you’re trying to do things on a budget, replacing the doors and drawer fronts can instantly change the feel of the space.
Stick to the Same Layout
Another major cost in kitchen renovations occurs when the layout is altered. Doing so creates a lot of extra work such as rewiring, rerouting the plumbing, putting new holes in the walls, and/or building new ones. A new layout will certainly revolutionize the look of the kitchen, but sticking to the same layout can also save you plenty of dollars.
While it may sound less exciting, you can still make your kitchen refurb look top-notch by simply replacing key features without paying for the labor of reinstalling them. Get creative and look for other cosmetic ways of improving the space without moving things around. This includes repainting, repairing, or replacing a few key items.
Update the Flooring
Like paint, another major area that can transform the room for less cost is to replace the flooring. If you’ve been walking on dated 1970s-style linoleum, why not replace it with something fresh and modern? Whether it’s wood planks, tiles, or a more contemporary style of linoleum, you may be surprised at how this one key change can instill new life into your kitchen.
Get Creative with Storage
Like the bathroom, having less clutter can also transform the kitchen and make it look fresher. Start by finding creative storage solutions for small items that may be living on your countertops, such as spices, jars, or pottery. If your cupboards are already full, consider buying organizers and storage containers that can house everything from dry goods to kitchen accessories. You could even make use of the walls and find ways to add additional shelving or hanging rails to keep things off the counter.