Your kitchen is in need of a makeover, but you’re thinking it will be too expensive. Don’t get caught-up in the glitz and glam of home magazines. There is an endless list of budget kitchen renovations you can try.
The key to a hot kitchen makeover is to incorporate your own style. Kitchens are the heart of a home and often the one room where family and friends love to gather. It should speak to your personality and as an expression of love.
Don’t let a limited budget ruin your dreams. Even if you can’t buy expensive new appliances, you can infuse beauty and charm into your kitchen.
Continue reading to see how you can give your kitchen a new look without breaking the bank.
1. The Industrial Look Is In
The influx of cooking shows on television has given birth to the industrial-style kitchen. The industrial look is popular among homeowners with chic sophisticated tasted. It also works well for large kitchens that already have stainless steel appliances.
What you’ll need for this look is white paint paired with a black or dark gray color for accents. New metal light fixtures with a black, brown or copper matte finish. The ever-popular white subway tiles and concrete countertops for an added touch.
Keep the walls crisp and clean with the white paint. Use the darker color for cabinets, molding, and baseboards.
Whether you’re a great cook or just want to look like one, industrial kitchens give the appearance of a dramatic makeover.
2. Spice Up Your Kitchen With Color
A cheap kitchen remodel includes a new color pallet. The most inexpensive kitchen remodels comes in a can of paint. Create a new color scheme that will give your kitchen a totally different vibe.
Paint isn’t just for the walls. You can also paint most cabinets. A new color and hardware updates will have visitors thinking you have gone all out. Go one step farther and install glass insets on top units.
Wood kitchen tables and chairs can be revived with a new stain finish or a coat of paint. Add new cushions or reupholster seats.
3. Replace the Backsplash with Budget Kitchen Renovations
Transform your kitchen in one afternoon by replacing your backsplash with trendy new tile. If you have been to the tile section at your favorite home improvement superstore you’ve seen the great selections.
Today there is no longer a distinction between a bathroom and kitchen tile. Neither is there one separating floor and wall tile, or indoor and outdoor tile.
With rules out the window, you are free to do whatever you choose. For an art deco look go with bold colorful squares and integrate a few handmade mosaics.
For a bold look try metallic panels. They are no longer just for the ceiling. Metallic tile also comes in sheets of one-inch square tiles.
4. Incorporate Art Into Your Kitchen
Kitchens no longer have to follow the rules. Turn your space into an art lover’s creation.
You can take down those images of framed fruit and hang artwork that really speaks to your personality. Add decorative color glass vases to your countertops. Fill them with flowers, plants or glass beads. Install under-cabinet lighting for a visual effect.
Since kitchens are for bringing the family together over a meal and conversation, how about showcasing your favorite family photos. You can create great collages from family vacations, weddings, the kid’s school plays and more. Make your photos the focal point of the room.
Another great idea is to transform a favorite family photo into vinyl wallpaper for an accent wall or use as a backsplash.
5. Get Rid of Your Formica Countertops
Formica countertops were the thing in the 60’s and 70’s. If your kitchen is still sporting this look, it is time for an affordable kitchen makeover.
Next to appliances, new countertops can come in at the number two spot for most expensive purchase. That is if you go with granite or marble.
There are inexpensive ways to redo countertops, and your friends will love them. Instead of going the traditional route, consider using other material.
Wood countertops are growing in popularity and much less expensive.
Today you can push the envelope and tile your countertops. If granite or marble is a must, buy it in a tile format instead of by the slab.
6. Give Your Floors a Make-Over
Changing your flooring is an affordable kitchen remodel. Kitchen spaces are usually not that big. In addition, floor space is reduced by cabinets, appliances and sometimes islands.
A new trend in kitchen flooring is porcelain “wood” tile. With new technology faux wood planks can be engineered to closely resemble real wood in color, size and grain patterns.
Another choice in engineered wood is the less expensive laminate wood-look flooring. This product is durable and won’t be damaged by spills.
You can finish your kitchen flooring with decorative mats and a nice sectional rug for your newly refurbished kitchen table and chairs.
7. Add Crown Molding
There are several smaller tasks you can take on when doing budget kitchen renovations. Adding crown molding is one of them.
Today’s molding comes in various sizes, styles, and designs. Some have intricate patterns cut into the wood.
You can stain your crown molding or apply paint to match your kitchen’s decor. Trim off cabinet tops to close awkward or unneeded space between cabinets and ceilings. Treat the trim to an accent color for a more expensive look and feel.
Accentuate your crown molding by installing recessed LED lighting or track lights along the perimeter of the walls. This effect can give the appearance of higher ceilings and a larger room.
Molding can also be used to create a chair railing or to add baseboards.
We Hope You Find These Renovation Tips Helpful
Remodeling can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Budget kitchen renovations are doable with a few good ideas.
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