Do you find yourself wanting a much more modernised space but dealing with the limitations of a restricted budget? If so, you will want to follow some of the tips below to help you improve your kitchen without spending too much.
1. Keep Your Kitchen’s Existing Layout
By sticking to your existing layout, you should be able to minimise the total cost associated with your renovation. When you make big changes to the layout of your kitchen, you start to introduce a lot of hefty expenses. The more you are able to do on your own, the more you will end up saving.
2. Using the Same Appliances
You don’t have to get brand new appliances when you are renovating your kitchen. If your appliances still work, go ahead and re-use them. If you are thinking about throwing out your kitchen sink, try to use an abrasive cleaner on it instead. You might find that you can get it looking brand new again.
One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to renovate your kitchen on a budget is by repainting it. You can use paint to instantly brighten up a tired and old looking space by giving everything from the ceiling to the walls a once over with a new paint job.
Keep in mind, if you happen to be painting over panelling made of timber, you will want to apply both a stain and tannin blocker before you do so.
4. Use Your Existing Furniture
While you already have your paintbrush out, you can consider painting your furniture, as well. This will allow you to really be able to get your furniture looking brand new without having to spend money on new furniture.
5. Give Your Cabinets a Makeover
Another thing that you want to consider when you are sprucing up your kitchen would be your kitchen cabinets. If you have cabinets that are functionally perfect but they look outdated, you can always consider painting them and replacing doors or drawers to spend a lot less on your renovations.
No matter if your cabinets are laminate or timber, you will be able to find suitable paint for the job. If the task or job seems daunting, you can consider hiring someone to complete the task for you. Hiring someone to handle this type of job for you can end up saving you a lot compared to buying completely new cabinets.
6. Remove Doors
Another very quick and easy fix is to completely remove the doors from your existing cabinets or by replacing them with a much more modern look by turning them into open shelving. If you are opting for this look, you can further enhance it by painting or lining the back of the shelves with colourful paper to add more excitement and to brighten things up.
7. Get a New Benchtop
You have various options that you could consider if you find that your benchtop and splashback are in need of replacing – quartz worktops, and more. While you could always replace them and spend the significant upfront cost to do so or you could resurface them which will give you the opportunity to experience massive savings. You can resurface them from the many creative products that are readily available at your local Bunnings Warehouse.
8. Paint a Tiled Splashback
You will be able to give a tiled splashback a brand new look by using tile paint. Likewise, you can use a resurfacing kit which can help you completely transform the overall look of your benchtop to something more modern.
9. Renew Light Fittings
You can finally spend some money on new light switches and light fittings which can help modernise your kitchen.
As you can see, you can easily spend as much money as possible on your kitchen remodel but you don’t necessarily have to in order to achieve a desired and modern aesthetic.