Low Cost Kitchen Tips for Homeowners Who are Reluctant to Remodel

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The kitchen is one area of the home with which we like to make a statement. Making your kitchen look amazing does not need to cost an arm and a leg. These days there are many options available for color scheme, design, and even the appliances in your kitchen. Revitalizing your kitchen without a full remodel may be the temporary answer you need before fully remodeling in a year or so.

The first step is to determine how much you can afford to spend on your kitchen. You don’t want to go overboard, especially if you know you’ll be remodeling soon. Next, start looking for ideas on what you need to do to give your kitchen that facelift you want. Create a budget and put your plan into action. Continue reading for some key ways that you can transform your kitchen without jumping into a remodeling project this year.

The cabinets

The cabinets take up a lot of space in your kitchen, so they are one of the first things that anyone sees. If they are old and unattractive, they will detract from the overall look. An easy way to jazz up kitchen cabinets is to repaint them. While white is a popular color, you can be bold with your color choices, just make sure that the colors in your kitchen complement each other. This is a less expensive option than putting in new cabinets. Replace the pulls and handles to make your cabinets pop.

Paint

Choose one wall or part of a wall to use as a statement or accent wall. This one wall can be a color that draws attention away from other drab areas of the room. Don’t paint the walls the same color as the cabinets or you’ll feel overwhelmed by that color. For example, if your cabinets are white, paint the walls a light gray or some other pale color. Leave the dramatic color for the accent wall.

Install a Backsplash

Install a backsplash in the space behind the faucet or behind the stove. If you have the wall space, you could even consider a backsplash that reaches to the ceiling. You can use real stone tiles, laminate, or any other material that is within budget. You can choose material with decorative finishes or mirrors and glazes for a unique look. The backsplash gives a fresh look to a kitchen and makes cleaning up a breeze.

Lighting

The right lighting fixtures will transform your kitchen. If you have a statement or accent wall, a focus light is a good idea. Placing some lighting under cabinets can make quite a statement at night. So if you like partying or having dinner guests over, this will be a conversation starter.

Of course you will also want to put in good task lighting, but again, you can find decorative lights that will do the job. Pendants lights also add class and pizzazz to any kitchen. Hang a large pendant light over the sink for both beauty and function.

DIY or Professional Installation

Most of these projects can be taken on as a DIY project, however if you’re pressed for time or worried that you will mess things up, call us. Contact us at 508-477-9003 if you would like to start planning your next remodeling project this year.