With a new season just around the corner, most homeowners spring clean their homes to declutter and begin possible renovations. However, renovations within any home can be somewhat pricey if you have a particular budget in mind. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen with a small budget, I’ve gathered 5 cheap ways to achieve this!
1. Painting Kitchen Cabinets
Did you know the average cost to install new cabinets is $4,305? This installation alone can be the entire budget for renovating the kitchen, which is not ideal. An inexpensive way to give your kitchen a little face lift is by adding a new coat of paint to your cabinets or changing the color scheme as a whole. The new coat of paint can easily add value to your kitchen and home.
2. Replace or Add Kitchen Backsplash
One of my favorite ways to remodel a kitchen has been with the use of backsplash. Instead of repainting the kitchen walls or attaching wallpaper, homeowners can use backsplash to highlight the area above their stove or sink as a focal point in their kitchen. Not only does the backspash add a design layer to your kitchen, it’s designed to protect the walls from splashes, grease and common cooking stains.
3. Create Open Kitchen Shelving
Open shelving has become a popular design trend. To achieve this look all you have to do is remove the doors from some of your open cabinets and sand/paint the interiors. With the open cabinet display, you can show your personality by displaying vibrant color plates and mugs.
Going back to our No. 1 cheap remodeling update for kitchens, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders too.
4. Install Undercabinet Lights
A common issue that many homeowners have with their current kitchen design is lighting. Whether their lighting is in bad locations or just poor design, homeowners are frequently resorting to adding additional lamps or even flashlights in their kitchens. A great work-around is by installing undercabinet lights. The additional lighting can add functional and design value.
5. Add Swing-Out Cabinets
An inexpensive way to add more storage to a kitchen is by installing swing-out cabinets. Swing-out cabinets can help declutter one of the busiest rooms in your home. This option has gained popularity for corner cabinets, but any cabinet can be altered with some rails, new wood and extra nails.