A kitchen makeover doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, you’d be surprised at how much you can change and still come in under even the tightest budgets.
While you may not be able to do a full-scale remodel, your kitchen can look new and fresh. You can even create an entirely new theme for the room.
All it takes is a little planning and knowing what to replace to create the kitchen of your dreams while still making your wallet happy.
Repaint Or Refinish
Did you know a full kitchen remodel can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000? That’s just not in most people’s budgets, especially if the kitchen is still fully functional. The good news is you can spend significantly less and still get a newer looking kitchen by repainting or refinishing your cabinets, walls and ceiling.
Maybe you have painted cabinets right now, but want a more natural look. Remove the paint, sand the cabinets and stain them. Suddenly, everything looks drastically different and you only spent a little on each cabinet, coming in at less than $1,000.
Get Custom Cabinet Doors
If your cabinets are still in great shape, don’t replace them. Instead, get a new look by having custom cabinet doors made. Your doors are what everyone notices most. Replace them and you have an instant kitchen makeover.
Replace Cabinet Pulls
While you might not think your cabinet pulls make much of a difference, try changing them and see what an impact they actually do have. Want a more modern looking style? Replace old bronze or silver colored pulls with black matte. Go with ceramic pulls that feature a beautiful pattern. Depending on the type of pull and how many you need, you may only spend a few hundred dollars at most.
Look For Discount Countertops
Countertops change the entire look and feel of your kitchen. However, they’re not the cheapest component. The good news is you can purchase discount countertops for a fraction of the price. Looking for styles and colors that are being replaced helps you save.
Discount home building supply stores may have countertops with a slight scratch or dent that costs hundreds less than a new one. Depending on the size of your cabinets, you could easily cut the damaged part off. No one but your bank account needs to know that it’s a discounted countertop.
Add Organizational Upgrades
Sometimes a kitchen makeover isn’t about the outside look, but the functionality. Maybe you want better storage for your pots and pans or slide out shelves to reach things in the back. You don’t have to buy completely new cabinets. Instead, you just need to add some organization upgrades. Of course, you can also add just one or two custom cabinets to have built-in organization features.
Between a few added features, such as slide-out shelves and hooks under upper cabinets to hang often used items, simply reorganizing your cabinets helps to change the functionality.
Change Or Add A Backsplash
A backsplash is a fairly inexpensive upgrade that gives your kitchen a fresh makeover. Add tiles, ceramic, glass, stone or anything else. While backsplashes do vary greatly in price depending on the material, they are a simple way to add more color, make the space seem larger or just give the kitchen a cleaner look and feel.
Upgrade Your Appliances
This is probably one of the most costly ways to do a kitchen makeover on a budget. However, think about much your refrigerator and stove stand out. If your appliances still look like they’re from the 70s, maybe it’s time to consider a more modern look. You don’t have to go with the most expensive options. Instead, go for more budget-friendly models, especially those with energy saving features.
Add An Elegant New Faucet
A new faucet doesn’t cost much, at least in comparison to a full kitchen remodel. From less than a hundred dollars to several hundred dollars, you can add an elegant new faucet that becomes a new focal point for your kitchen. You can even add a new sink if you want. Changing your faucet works well if you’re trying to create a new theme.
Lighting has a major impact on your kitchen. The good news is you don’t have to start rewiring anything or hire an electrician. Instead, buy a new light fixture that brightens the room. Add an LED light strip under your top cabinets to better light your stove and countertops. You can even get battery operated versions if you don’t want to deal with cords.
On a tight budget, but ready for a kitchen makeover? Call Edgewood Cabinetry today to see how we can help make your kitchen dreams come true.