4 Secrets You Should Know When Renovating Your Kitchen On A Budget
Doesn’t kitchen renovations always seem to cost an arm and a leg? Most of the time, kitchen renovations run anywhere between $20,000-$50,000, depending on how serious your renovation is. It’s safe to say that money isn’t always the hotshot in a renovator’s pack- it’s knowing how to stretch your every dollar as far as possible.
For those of you looking to give your kitchen an affordable makeover, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five secrets you should know when renovating your kitchen on a budget.
1. Rejig The Layout
Custom made kitchen cabinets can cost a fortune and can take weeks to make up. But what if I told you that there are some other nifty shortcuts you can take? If your cabinets are in good shape, just change the front of your cupboards and drawers. This gives you the opportunity to redecorate and customise your cabinets for the fraction of the price.
You can also add new stainless steel appliances and re-tile the kitchen wall with new splash backs. And if your laminate counter-tops are looking a bit worn out or damaged, just resurface them with counter coatings.
2. Using Paint
Paint is one of the quickest ways to instantly transform your space. Paint is easy to use, affordable and there are literally millions of colours to choose from- which makes it a great tool for customization.
Paint can cover up almost everything, from outmoded tiles, drab timber panelling or discoloured basins. You just need to make sure you get the right kind of paint required for the task.
3. Update Lighting
Places like IKEA offer lots of different lighting options that are both affordable and creative, so there’s no excuse to settle for outdated lighting. There are many great options out there so I am sure you will be able to find something that suits you.
Pendant lights are a great option; it can add a bit of pop over your kitchen island bench to an otherwise bland space. When choosing your lighting, take into account the style and size of lights as sometimes it is not that appropriate for the space you have to work with.
4. The Details Matter
Changing seemingly minor things like light switches and handles can really make a difference.
None of them are expensive in themselves, but together they’ll really modernise your whole kitchen space. A single trip to the hardware store and a few hundred dollars will have you amazed when you see the results.
Ashley McKayla is a lifestyle blogger and content creator at Living Space Hauz, and she aims to explain the lifestyle and interior design concepts in the simplest terms possible. Simplicity is the Best & The Art of Living.