Seriously, I’ll bet not even half of us are completely satisfied with the current state of our kitchens. They’re just so expensive to totally refurbish and even then, the remodels only stay in popular style for so long, if you know what I mean.
So What’s My Solution?
Well, in a nutshell, I suggest doing a quick and easy makeover of the parts of your kitchen that matter the most. And fortunately for the budget minded among us, these are also the usually the most affordable areas to tackle. Here’s a great way to start your budget friendly kitchen makeover…
Upgrade the Things You Touch the Most.
This might seem sort of like a surface makeover and in essence it is. But really take a moment to picture your daily duties in the kitchen. Don’t you think replacing the little things that are used the most give the biggest bang for the buck?
Here’s what I mean… New custom cabinetry costs a fortune. So instead, do your own inexpensive but fully custom cabinetry refinishing – more commonly known as paint. Next, finish off your brand new custom cabinets and drawers with all new handles and knobs. As a matter of fact, sometimes just new cabinet hardware alone can make your kitchen shine like brand new.
Choose Your Dream Faucet.
Again, this might sound inconsequential in the whole scheme of things, but if you’re anything like me, I use my kitchen faucet probably more than any other item in the kitchen. This is one upgrade I can absolutely appreciate and I’m sure you will too. Sure, it might run a couple of hundred bucks by the time it’s all said and done, but a new well engineered kitchen faucet is worth every penny invested.
Need a suggestion? If so, Danze sure makes a nice faucet. Take a look at my favorite Opulence model of theirs for the perfect balance of style, quality, and price.
What Else Stands For Improvement?
That’s right, you’re standing on it… The kitchen floor! Yeah, painting the walls and cabinets is an easy and affordable weekend project, but if you really want to finish the whole room off, you’ve got to take a look at the flooring too. The good news is that even some of the new yet really inexpensive vinyl flooring looks really great. Or if you’re willing to tackle the project yourself, good looking tile and engineered wood floors can both be done well even on a tight budget.
When it comes down to it, sure it’s easy to spend tens of thousands of dollars on an all new kitchen. However, by planning smart and focusing on the details that are most important, you can easily renovate your kitchen on a budget. What are you waiting for?