For many homeowners, renovating an outdated kitchen is no easy feat. Apart from the overwhelming number of decisions you need to make, it becomes increasingly challenging if you don’t have much money for the project. Fortunately, you can make dramatic kitchen renovations without hurting your wallet. The trick is to be creative and resourceful and you will end up with a space you can truly be proud of in no time. Get your creative juices flowing and take inspiration from the following ideas:
Use salvaged wood
Undeniably, kitchen floors are subjected to a lot of wear and tear. That being said, it should rank high among your priorities when doing renovations. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend much to find something that is not only water resistant and durable but also visually appealing. While not as sturdy as tile flooring, wood is deemed ideal. And it has a lot of redeeming qualities. Apart from its affordability and aesthetic appeal, it is also easier on the feet compared to its other materials such as concrete and tiles
Update your lighting
When it comes to impact and ambiance, it pays to not underestimate what the right choice of lighting can do. In line with this, it will be a good idea to invest in LED bulbs. This energy-efficient fixture has earned quite a following over the years and with good reason. While they cost more as opposed to their traditional counterparts, you will end up saving more in the long run as they can last for many years.
Add a backsplash
How do you add elegance and character to an otherwise mediocre kitchen without spending much. Add a backsplash! Since you don’t need to purchase many tiles to create a backsplash, you can purchase fancy ones and still not break the bank. If you are feeling adventurous, you can opt for ceramic tiles and have them spray painted.
Simplify and declutter
While often taken for granted, cleaning, updating accessories and decluttering can do more wonders than you can imagine. In line with this, it would be a good idea to replace your fridge magnets and other outdated fixtures with something fresh and new: vintage bottles, bowls or pretty vases. The good thing is you need not spend a fortune yet you can still give your humdrum space a whole new look. In addition, look into DIY kitchen storage solutions to help you simplify, declutter and achieve that organised look and more polished feel.
Consider a painting project
If you don’t have much money to spend but can’t wait to start working on your kitchen renovation project, a painting job might be just what your kitchen needs. Even if the other features remain the same, (at least until such time that you have enough money to spent) a new coat of paint can dramatically alter your kitchen’s ambiance and aesthetics. In addition, make it a point to give your ceiling top priority as dust, smoke and dirt can get it dingy overtime.
Replace the countertop
If you can’t afford to add posh cabinets or stainless steel appliances as of the moment, fret not! You can still significantly enhance your kitchen’s style and appeal by replacing your countertop with a warm butcher block. Not only will it change the way your kitchen looks, it will also cost you less.