How To Give Your Kitchen A Facelift On A Budget

The kitchen is known as the heart of the home. As the one room in the house that has the power to pull your family together while they follow the savory aromas drifting from its depths, you likely want to ensure your kitchen is in top shape and always looking its best. While home renovations can be costly, there are a few things you can do to spruce up your kitchen without breaking your budget.

Start with the small things. Little changes can make a big difference in a room's overall appearance, giving the room a fresh new feel without putting a huge dent in your wallet.

  • Replace your curtains or blinds with something fresh and unique. Do you have plain white blinds over your windows? Choose new ones with a splash of color.  
  • Change the hardware on your cabinets for a quick spruce up.
  • Replace worn and stained refrigerator handles and stovetop coils.
  • Decorate with the things you use. Hang pots and pans from the ceiling or display utensils in canisters on the counter top.
  • To give a small kitchen an airier feel, remove some of the top cabinet doors. Fill and repaint the holes left from the screws.

Dig a bit deeper. If the budget allows, you can take on a few bigger projects to brighten your kitchen.

  • Are your cabinets still in good shape? Spruce them up with a coat of paint or a fresh stain, or shake things up a bit by painting them in two different colors; one main color and the borders in another color. A fresh coat of paint will completely transform a dull space.
  • Are the cabinet doors in rough shape? Replace only the doors and repaint the frames to match the new wood.
  • Replace worn out or outdated light fixtures with modern, strategically placed lights. Lighting can change the atmosphere in a room.

Need a full remodel? Even if your kitchen is in need of a full makeover, there are a few things you can do to avoid completely blowing the budget.

  • Shop online. You may find cheaper deals on items that would otherwise be a huge cost to you.
  • Share work with your contractor. Hire the big jobs - such as drywall and any building projects - out to a contractor like Bob Carroll Building Contractor, then finish up the decorating yourself. You will save money in the long run. 

Finally, be flexible and creative. That half price tile that you do not think will work? It may create the perfect look you are seeking. Thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales offer any number of items that you can repurpose into the perfect accessory for your new kitchen. You will be surprised how much you can spruce up your kitchen without breaking the bank.