There’s nothing quite like a kitchen that makes your home feel warm and welcoming. Use these eight tips to renovate your kitchen without breaking the bank:
When you do most of the jobs yourself, you’ll only need to spend for the materials, rather than paying additional labor fees. You can save on simple remodeling projects like repainting interiors and surfaces, hanging drywall, installing baseboards or flooring, and changing lighting fixtures.
The key to successful DIY remodeling is planning ahead and putting in time to study how things are done. Learning how to do these projects is easy these days with many resources available online.
- Keep the layout intact
A total overhaul of the kitchen can cost you both money and time. Thus, leave the basic framework as it is and limit changes to other smaller elements. This means leaving your plumbing and electrical wiring where they are and applying changes and improvements around them.
- Choose affordable countertops
Looking for practical alternatives to pricey stone countertops?
Try solid wood, which provides a timeless, rustic charm and a great value option. Ceramic tile is also versatile and comes in a variety of styles and colors. Moreover, it only costs a fraction of what you’ll have to pay for granite or engineered stone. You can also look into laminate finishes, which add ease of installation among its advantages.
- Sturdy, stain-resistant flooring
Don’t overlook your kitchen floor. It might be far from the first thing you think about when you remodel, but flooring actually bears the most wear and tear from your daily use.
Plastic laminate is one of the most affordable and long-lasting materials you can choose. Ceramic tile holds up well against spills and stains, dents, and moisture build-up. Sealed cork has a natural look that can be compared with solid wood, plus the advantage of a more cushiony surface and a lower cost.
- Rework your cabinets
Cabinets are some of the easiest and most notable upgrades you can make in your kitchen. You don’t have to replace them entirely; simply updating the doors can work wonders. Or maybe just paint over old surfaces. A fresh coat of white paint can instantly liven up an outdated cabinet.
- High-end versus more affordable appliances
You don’t always have to buy the latest, top of the line models for your stoves, oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Choose function over form, sturdiness over stature when updating your kitchen on a budget. Look closely into the warranty details too so that you get the best value for your appliances over time.
- Update door handles, knobs, and pulls
Another quick fix that offers noticeable results is replacing worn and tarnished door knobs, cabinet handles, and drawer pulls. You can do the same with your faucets, too. Just that adding those little specks of brand new sheen can instantly revive a kitchen that is beginning to look and feel old.
- Make it brighter
Working with a cramped kitchen space? Some strategically placed lighting is in order. Pendant lights are both stylish and practical upgrades, especially when placed over areas where most of the kitchen work is done. Adding under-cabinet lighting also makes a big impact without costing too much.
Get more helpful advice on how to make the most out of your Douglas County, CO home. Contact me, Castle Rock, Aurora, Parker Realtor Sacha Faxon, at 720-940-0099 or email Sacha(at)SachaSellsDenver(dotted)com today.