DREAM KITCHEN ON A DIME
- October 27, 2015
DREAM KITCHEN ON A DIME
Renovating your kitchen does not have to cost thousands of dollars. In fact there are a number of ways you can cut cost in half many of which you can easily do yourself. If you are planning a kitchen remodeling then here are some helpful tips that can turn your old kitchen into your dream kitchen for a fraction of the price.
BUILD THE KITCHEN OF YOUR DREAMS FOR LESS:
Most often the cabinets you have in your kitchen can be given a facelift that will cost you hundreds less than replacing them with brand new ones. To give your cabinets a new modern look; remove the doors, strip the old paint if there is any, sand, refinish and paint or prime a fresh coat on them. This can turn any old cabinets into new modern cabinets that only look like you spent thousands to have them replaced.
Giving the walls and ceilings of your kitchen a fresh new coat of paint can go a long way. If your kitchen has outdated wall paper, remove it, prime the walls and add a new coat of paint. This simple inexpensive kitchen update can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen without even doing anything else.
Backsplashes can add a touch of color and is a nice and simple detail that you can easily put into place yourself. You can purchase the tiles in solid colors and a few different pieces to add in a decorative touch. You can easily install a backsplash to give your kitchen a new modern look that can add color and detail into the space.
Kitchen lighting has made a huge shift from the old single light source to smallerkitchen fixtures that can be installed under counters, over main work areas, accent fixtures or scone sources. Many of the small lights sources you can install yourself cutting cost for an electrician to do the work for you.
Kitchen islands are not only a great way to add additional storage and counter space but immediately gives your kitchen a modern touch. Although hiring a contractor can cost close to a thousand or more dollars to install a custom island, there are other options that you can use to your advantage to add a kitchen island in your dream kitchen. You can either buy the materials to make one yourself, which still will only cost a few hundred dollars, or you can find a free standing island to put in place. There are also moveable island that may interest your or for a more one of a kind kitchen island upcycle an old piece of furniture. You can upcycle an old dresser, table or many other furniture pieces to build your own kitchen island it would require less construction and can be a great centerpiece for your new kitchen.
Updating your kitchen does not have to cost thousands of dollars. You can easily change the paint, refinish the cabinet or add in some new lights fixtures to give your kitchen a completely new just remodeled look. You do not have to hire contractors or by all new appliances you can do a number of these kitchen updates yourself while sticking to a low budget.