As a homeowner, you probably want to add value to your home, and updating your kitchen is a great way to do it.
However, most homeowners know that remodeling a kitchen can be quite expensive, and that often makes it impossible for some people to accomplish it.
However, there are ways you can update your kitchen without taking out a second mortgage on the house. If you’re looking for inexpensive ways to update your kitchen, these seven tips can help you make your dreams come true.
- Change the paint color.
Sometimes adding a new coat of paint gives your kitchen the upgrade it needs to look new. Interior painting is an inexpensive way to breathe new life into the room and you can easily tackle it yourself in a weekend. Think about the other styles and colors in your home and choose something that compliments them. You can even choose to paint it two different colors by adding an accent wall somewhere that is more aesthetic. If you really prefer to update your kitchen in an easy and inexpensive way, color should be your first option.
- Paint the cabinets.
Buying new cabinets for your kitchen could add up and be super expensive, however paint the cupboards is an inexpensive way to make your kitchen look brand new.
You can paint your cabinets in any color that suits your style or taste. So you can stick to something classic like white or go for something a little more vibrant like blue or green. Make sure you find some cabinet painting tutorials so you can be sure that you are getting it right. If you don’t, you could ruin the cabinets or leave drip marks.
- Change cabinet hardware.
Whether or not you are painting the cabinets, another inexpensive update to your kitchen is to change the cabinet hardware. You can do this in two different ways:
- Find inexpensive hardware in your local hardware store or at an online retailer and replace it with the old one.
- Paint your current hardware a different color with spray paint to breathe new life into worn parts.
You will be amazed how a small change like this will make your kitchen look like a brand new room.
- Change the backsplash.
Another inexpensive way to upgrade your kitchen is to change the backsplash. Sometimes adding a fresh look with new tile or glass will make your kitchen feel like it has been completely renovated.
Like painting, changing the backsplash is another project that you can easily do in a weekend. First remove any existing backsplash (if any) and then measure to make sure you have the right amount of new backsplash for the space.
- Replace the worktop.
Kitchen worktops have become more affordable in recent years, so changing your worktop can be an inexpensive update for your kitchen. If you choose inexpensive options such as butcher block or concrete, the new worktops will be even cheaper.
In some cases, you might be able to replace the countertops yourself, which can also save you money. However, if you need to call in a professional, get a few quotes from different companies to make sure you get the best deal.
- Update the lighting.
If you have old and outdated lighting in your kitchen, you can simply replace it or give it a new look to make your kitchen look more stylish. For example, removing bulky fluorescent lights and replacing them with something simpler will make your kitchen look more contemporary.
If you just have old looking lighting, e.g. B. Luminaires with a brass coating, you can simply spray and reuse these lights in a new color such as black or oil-rubbed bronze. This is a very inexpensive solution that allows you to have a new looking kitchen at a very low cost.
- Remove cabinets.
The open concept is stylish, and if you can’t afford to swap out your kitchen cabinets, remove them and choose open shelving. This is much easier for you to do and less expensive than buying new cabinets. And it will surely give your kitchen a new look.
If you can find an inexpensive way to update your kitchen, using all of these tips will help.