Makeover Your Kitchen on a Budget

July 15, 2015 12:00 am

Blue prints of a kitchen remodelThe kitchen is the heart of your home, so when you are searching for your home, it can be easy to discount a house where the kitchen isn’t up to snuff. The good news is that if you love the rest of the house, a kitchen facelift may not be as pricy as you think. While a full kitchen remodel can certainly take a toll on your wallet, there are plenty of budget friendly options out there that don’t require you to replace cabinets, countertops, or appliances. And with so many DIY tutorials at your disposal, a little elbow grease could be all it takes to make that kitchen fantastic.

Here are some quick and inexpensive ways to make your kitchen feel modern, clean and ready for family and friends to gather for great times:

Color Scheme – Begin by choosing a color palette that reflects your personal style and will be enjoyed for years to come. Home decorating magazines and websites are wonderful resources for color scheme inspiration. Right now, warm grays are all the rage but a pop of color can go a long way as well! Click here to see some of the hottest paint colors.

Cabinets – Kitchen cabinets are the focal point of most kitchens. Replacing old and weathered cabinets can be a pricey task, but products such as Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations allow you to makeover your cabinets without actually replacing them. This particular system offers the choice of 70 beautiful finishes and gives your cabinets a fresh, new look with all the tools you need for only $150. You can also paint your cabinets white which will create a clean, modern look on a budget.

Countertop – Changing a kitchen’s countertop may be one of the most obvious ways to transform its look and feel but it can also be quite expensive. Much like the cabinet options above, Rust-Oleum Counter Transformations allows you to change the look of your countertops for $250. The coating has been put through extensive testing to ensure it can withstand daily wear and tear. It is available in five different colors and is easy enough to use that the entire project can be completed in less than a weekend. Click here for more ideas for countertops on a budget!

Hardware – Just like jewelry can change the look of an outfit, new hardware can update the look and feel of your kitchen. Switch out knobs and drawer pulls for an in expensive and easy transformation. This site has terrific options for under $1. Kitchen counter with glass jars and flowers

Backsplash – Changing the backsplash in your kitchen can change the look completely. Choose something that corresponds with your new color scheme and opt for a peel-and-stick option that is budget friendly and grout-free. Incredible and budget-conscious ideas can be found here.

Lighting – Update the light fixtures in your kitchen to add a new flair to the room. Also consider adding rope lighting above and below cabinets to make the area brighter and appear more open. Brighten up your room without lightening your wallet with these ideas.

Checkout this amazing kitchen transformation that took place for only $700! They used paint to makeover almost every surface of their kitchen making it unrecognizable when finished!

Remember, when you are shopping for the home of your dreams, not every room will be perfect. But with some imagination and hard work, you can create the home you have always wanted. As always, I am here to help you every step of the buying process.