Thursday, November 28, 2019

Remodeling Your Kitchen on a Budget: Top Tips

Along with the living room, hallway, and bathroom, the kitchen is one of the most used parts of your home. In fact, some may say it is the very heart of the house. It is where family meals are cooked, where homework is done, where heart to heart chats happen, and comforting drinks are poured. But what happens when this vital part of your home becomes less chic and more shabby? It is time to think about giving it a remodel - and that can cost a lot of money.

Fear not, however, as here we look at a few ways of remodeling the heart of your home on a tight budget. Read on to find out more:

Keep your existing appliances

It can be tempting to buy all new appliances when doing a full kitchen remodel, but if there is nothing wrong with your existing appliances, keep them. New ones can take a massive chunk out of your budget, which can go towards nicer flooring or ceiling tiles, for example. It is really easy to sort out problems with appliances now as well - Whirlpool parts are readily available online for you to repair jobs yourself and save yourself a whole load of cash.

Refresh rather than replace

In the same vein as above, refresh your existing cupboards and cabinets instead of replacing them. Sand them down and paint them in a new color - make sure it is suitable for a kitchen environment and your kitchen will look completely different.

Jazz things up with new paint and curtains

Changing the color of your kitchen will always feel like a huge change, and best of all, it is a change that can be done in a day for just a few dollars if you decide to do it yourself. New curtains or blinds also make a difference. They should be replaced periodically as they will absorb all of the cooking odors and grease, but upgrading them and matching them to your newly painted walls and uncycled cabinets and cupboards will give the room a whole new lease of life. You could also hang a couple of cute pictures or quirky signs and dot some potted plants about.

Add a fancy backsplash

Adding a tile backsplash is one of the most cost-effective ways to change the whole style of your kitchen. Not only will the change be dramatic, but it is relatively easy to swap out old tile for new – or add a backsplash where there was not one before. As long as the material you’re considering is dirt and water-resistant, don’t be afraid to use it.

Wishing for a new kitchen is one thing, but actually paying for one is an entirely different kettle of fish. While it might be worth the splurge to get your dream kitchen, there are plenty of simple upgrades you can make in place of a full-fledged remodeling job if you are working from a limited budget