Who said you have to spend a small fortune to make big kitchen remodeling changes? Yes, how much you spend on your kitchen renovation always depends on what you intend to do. Say you want to tear down walls, expand the room, install new kitchen cabinets, bring in an island – redo everything. Well, in this case your budget goes up. Every little thing you do comes with a price. And then, the final budget for your kitchen remodel depends on the materials you choose as well. So, there’s more than one thing that determine how much you’ll spend.
All the same, we’ve got news for you. If you crave for a kitchen facelift – something to improve the room’s looks, make your life simpler, improve your mood, there are solutions. Get ready for the best budget kitchen remodeling ideas.
• Paint the kitchen cabinets and walls
How much of a painter are you? Because the easy, most frugal way to remodel kitchens is to change the color. Even if you don’t have the artistic touch and decide to find a home painting contractor, don’t worry. It won’t cost you much to have the kitchen painted. It’s only a room. But this simple move will make a dramatic difference in the kitchen’s appearance. This task is also an excellent opportunity to take care of drywall blemishes, ceiling discolorations, and renew the kitchen cabinets on a budget. Even if you opt for a full-white kitchen, the fresh color will bright up the space. And then, you can change entirely its looks by mixing different colors, opting for contrasts, painting the trims too. It’ll be an entirely new kitchen.
• Update the kitchen lighting fixtures
Another easy way for budget kitchen makeovers is to update the lighting fixtures. If you are happy with the brightness in the room or already have task lights at strategic places, like under the wall cabinets, just add a pendant light to make a statement. The kitchen is one of these rooms in the home that you need several types of lights – task, ambient, over the island, inside the cabinets. So, think where will you need more light, which parts of the kitchen could use some brightening up or simply choose a corner for a beautiful pendant. Why not a chandelier! Not all of them are expensive.
• Get new kitchen accessories/hardware
Whether or not you change the wall cabinets, get new hardware. That’s an excellent choice, particularly if you don’t like the style of the current knobs or you find them inconvenient. Swapping out the old drawer pulls and the knobs of your cabinets for new, modern ones that will match your interior style will make a stunning difference in the kitchen design. And that’s not only a cheap way to remodel the kitchen but an easy task too.
• Add new shelving or cabinet doors
Now, if the cabinet doors are worn and hardly close well, there’s no point in painting them. It’s best to reface the kitchen cabinets – in other words, get new doors. If you do that, you can mix materials too – wood and glass, for example.
Another great way to update the kitchen looks is to forget about the cabinets and get open shelving. Having an open, long shelf over the kitchen countertop is not only the latest trend but also the convenient way to prep food and cook. Depending on the kitchen’s size and personal needs, you can keep some cabinets too. Or you can keep them all and just add some open shelves to bring this priceless airy look to the kitchen.
• Get a new backsplash
While not all backsplashes are cheap, you can find some good deals and solutions that won’t cost you a lot. That’s if you are not happy with the current backsplash or you are tired of it or hate its style. Beadboard is perhaps the cheapest material to use, while aluminum sheets are also inexpensive and will bring a more industrial feeling to the kitchen.
• Add some artwork on the kitchen walls
To make your kitchen renovation work to your benefit, try to find solutions that will both address problems & improve the room’s aesthetics. In this context, you can also add artwork – if you have a spare wall. Or turn a wall into the focal point by adding brick, stone, or paint it a different color. Bring in a plant or place a small sculpture on the countertop to set the tone. If you already have the artwork, it won’t only be cheap; it will be free. What better deal can you find?