The value of your house can be increased and daily kitchen activities like cooking, entertaining, and family mealtimes can be enjoyed more when your kitchen is functional and updated.
If you want to remodel your kitchen but have a tight budget, Innovative Kitchen & Bath has some tips on how to do it without spending a fortune.
Planning Your Kitchen Remodel
Save yourself the stress of DIY. Use Innovative Kitchen & Bath’s top-rated kitchen renovation services to update your countertops, cabinets, sink, and more.
1. Paint Adds Color
Paint is one of the quickest and least expensive methods to change a space. Your kitchen will look and feel newer and brighter after applying paint. This is a simple way to add a modern color to your room as long as it matches your cabinetry and flooring.
2. Revive the Cabinets
With a few simple techniques, you can easily update your cabinets if they are structurally sound:
- Deep clean: Cabinets tend to collect dust and grime; cleaning them thoroughly to get rid of filth and debris will instantly make your kitchen look brighter.
- Paint: Sometimes all your cabinets need to look new and contemporary is a fresh coat of paint. Although all-white cabinets are timeless, warm tones and greens are now popular cabinet colors.
- Change the doors: If your cabinets are in good shape, add some new doors to spice them up. For a small fraction of the cost, you can achieve an entirely new look.
- Update the hardware: Accessories make all the difference. For a low-cost facelift, replace the pulls and knobs.
3. Add a Backsplash
Backsplashes are both utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing in the kitchen. They protect the walls, the area behind the stove, and the countertops. They also give your kitchen a splash of color and character.
4. Revamp Your Sink Grout
Grout lines surrounding the sink will darken or become damaged over time. If some of the grout is deteriorating or cracked, it’s best to get it fixed by a professional.
If the grout is in good condition, clean it thoroughly with baking soda, vinegar, and a brush.
5. Replace the Faucet
Depending on your DIY skills, replacing an old kitchen faucet with a new one is a simple and cost-effective improvement. Most faucets are simple to install, but you must be familiar with basic plumbing tools and turning off the water supply.
6. Swap Out Lighting Fixtures
Replacing outdated fixtures helps modernize your kitchen and increase visibility in working areas. Add under-cabinet lighting to illuminate darker areas of the kitchen, making the entire space brighter. The more light there is in your kitchen, the larger and more open it feels and looks.
Other Remodeling Tips to Consider
- Declutter to keep organized
Clear the countertops and remove any appliances or dishes that are taking up important space before beginning any kitchen redesign. By removing clutter, your kitchen will instantly feel larger and more open.
- Coordinate your appliances for optimum visual impact.
It’s preferable to have all of your appliances match in your kitchen than to have the upgrades stand out. Keeping all of your appliances in the same color will give your kitchen a cleaner, more cohesive appearance.
The trick is to establish priorities and a budget. Spend less money by doing simple DIY projects like painting and hardware swaps, and engage professionals to handle the electrical and plumbing components. A minor kitchen facelift will make it more marketable and enjoyable to cook and eat in.
We would like to invite you to visit our showroom at Innovative Kitchen & Bath in Kirkland to pick up some ideas for your kitchen remodel.