Support Local Journalism
Thank you for all of your comments, ideas, photos and support!
Starting a remodeling job in your home may seem like a gargantuan task that will cost thousands of dollars, but it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to remodel a kitchen on a budget and still have it look like a million bucks. Use some of our tips to relieve the stress on yourself and your wallet.
Paint Cabinets, Don’t Replace Them
Tearing out old cabinets and replacing them with new ones will take a lot of time and money. Instead, you can save yourself the trouble by painting them. We recommend using a lighter color as this will give the illusion of more space. Additionally, since you’ll have to remove the hardware anyway, replace those with a newer design.
Add Some Counter Space
There is never enough counter space in the kitchen—that is prime real estate when cooking a huge dinner for the family. By investing in a new countertop, you can take your kitchen to a whole new level. However, if you have an open layout design or island, you can enlarge your pre-existing counter by adding a breakfast bar off the backside. To accomplish this, buy some countertop brackets to ensure your new piece of countertop is secure.
Install a New Faucet
A new kitchen sink might not be in the budget, but you can obtain a new faucet at a minimal cost. You can finally get the adjustable spray nozzle in brushed nickel that you’ve always dreamed of. Shop around and explore your options to determine what will look good with your sink and existing colors. There are hundreds of styles and finishes out there, so you’re sure to get what you want.
Put in a Backsplash
A backsplash is perfect for DIYers because it’s extremely easy and has a huge effect. Head over to your nearest building supply resale shop; here you’ll find some old tiles for next to nothing. From here, you can create a good-looking backsplash by installing the tile around the sink and countertops. Pick out different colors and styles of tile to create a unique look.
Upgrade Your Appliances
From an economical, this may not seem like the right moves since appliances can get pricey. However, adding a new refrigerator or stove will drastically alter the look of your kitchen. Appliances are focal points because we get so much use out of them. The good news is there are deals available throughout the year that makes this upgrade an affordable one. Check out scratch and dent sales, inquire about purchasing floor models, and look out for major shopping holidays such as Black Friday.