Kitchen Remodel Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank
Looking to remodel your kitchen?
You are definitely not alone.
Kitchens are a popular choice when it comes to remodeling – and they can also be a great investment when it comes to resale value.
That being said, kitchen remodels can also be incredibly expensive, with full remodels costing anywhere from $20,000 and up.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your kitchen without breaking the bank.
So, if you’re ready to get renovating, here are 10 great kitchen remodel ideas that will give you the most bang for your buck…enjoy!
1. Put a Fresh Coat of Paint on the Walls
Sometimes all a room needs is a fresh coat of paint to really make a bold statement. The same holds true for the kitchen. If yours is looking a little dated, try replacing old, worn wall paper or outdated paint with a nice bright white or neutral color.
2. Add Some Texture on the Walls
If you’d like to add a little something extra to the walls, consider creating an accent wall in the breakfast nook of the kitchen. Use old shiplap, beadboard, rustic wood, or even funky modern wallpaper to create a fresh and interesting look on the cheap.
3. Install a Clean and Modern Backsplash
If your current kitchen doesn’t have a backsplash, then installing one is an excellent way to add a bit of style to the space. Choose something sleek and modern or even something as clean and simple as white subway tiles – either way, your kitchen will look ten times better.
4. Try Painting the Cabinets Instead of Replacing
Replacing the kitchen cabinets is usually one of the most expensive components in any kitchen renovation. By choosing to reuse the cabinets you already have, you can save a ton of money. Try painting the existing cabinets a bright white color for a fresh and clean look.
5. Install New Doors on the Cabinets
If painting the cabinets just isn’t going to be enough to modernize the space, consider replacing just the cabinet doors instead of the entire structure. Doors are much cheaper to replace and can hide outdated cabinetry that is still architecturally sound.
6. Add Some Modern Window Treatments
Don’t forget about window treatments! If your current kitchen is lacking in this area, adding modern looking curtains can be a great way to add some inexpensive flair to the space. Opt for something clean – without a lot of frills – to give the kitchen a serene feel.
7. Install New Hardware on Cabinets and Drawers
New hardware can do wonders for an old set of cabinets and drawers. If your cabinets are still in pretty good shape but look a little dated, try replacing the handles with something a bit more modern – it will truly transform the overall look of your kitchen.
8. Add Extra Storage Where You Can
Everyone is looking for more storage space in the kitchen. If there’s any available space, try adding some stylish open shelving or even squeezing in an extra cabinet here or there. It might not be as exciting as paint, but it’ll really help to add value to the kitchen.
9. Update the Lighting Fixtures
Older kitchens tend to have older, outdated lighting fixtures. Replacing these old fixtures with modern ones can be a great way to add value to the kitchen. Also, think about adding a fun statement light fixture over the kitchen island or breakfast nook for extra style.
10. Avoid Moving Appliances if You Can
If your kitchen is laid out well and all the major things – like plumbing and eclectic – are in place, then try your best to avoid moving appliances around too much. Every time you have to move an appliance around you end up spending more, so avoid this if you can.
Sometimes a total kitchen remodel is in the cards. But, if the bones of the kitchen are good, and you’re just looking to modernize things a bit, give some of the ideas above a try first. You’ll end up saving a ton of money and you’ll still end up with a beautiful kitchen that’ll bring you great resale value.
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