When it comes to home renovations and remodeling projects, you can do a lot of damage to your wallet on even the smallest spaces. Your kitchen, especially, is an area of the house where remodeling projects can be very expensive.
You can have a successful kitchen remodeling project without breaking the bank, however. With some creative budgeting and innovative ideas, you can put together an affordable and beautiful kitchen remodel project.
One of the most expensive parts of a kitchen remodel is going for full renovation of cabinets and shelving. Instead of getting to crazy with renovations, restore your existing stuff.
For example, make your existing cabinets look brand new by removing the doors and applying a fresh coat of paint. The open cabinetry will give your kitchen a fresh and open look, and a new color will update your old cupboards as well.
If you are looking to add big ticket items to your kitchen during your remodel, consider using salvaged items for truly unique additions to your space. Look for handy restorable items from the Habitat for Humanity Restore or dig even deeper to make use out of great finds.
For example, instead of purchasing an expensive island for your kitchen, build one using salvaged materials. You could repurpose an old dresser, utilize finds from a restaurant that is closing, or use a big piece of salvaged wood as your surface and build down or combine pieces to suit your needs. When you get creative, there is truly no end to the possibilities.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Freshen up your kitchen by applying a new coat of paint, and don't be afraid to use some color. Paint the walls, the shelves, and the cabinets.
For a great pop of color without getting too crazy, use accent pieces to pull the room together. For example, you could paint the inside of your cabinets with a bright or bold color. This gives the room a splash of color without being overwhelming and also helps make the room look a little bigger.
Little changes make a big difference. Simply changing out the hardware on your cabinets and drawers and updating the fixtures can really make the room feel brand new.
For example: A brand new kitchen faucet will make using your kitchen feel new and will update the look of your kitchen as well. Updating the lighting options in your kitchen will also help to make your newly remodeled kitchen shine like new.
You can't always make the big changes you are hoping for, whether because of time or budget. To save time and money, consider some of these budget friendly options.
Using laminate flooring instead of tile or wood will give your floors the look and feel of quality materials without the cost or labor. Laminate flooring is typically made with quality materials and is affordable, beautiful, and easy to install.
For an update to your countertops, look into epoxy or other durable coating products that are environmentally safe. These will give your countertops a facelift without the need or expense of replacing them.
All of these options and more can make your kitchen remodel project successful and affordable. For more creative tips for your home renovation projects and more, stay tuned to the weekly updates of our blog!
Posted July 17, 2014
by Gabriel Posternak.