The Commonwealth Blog

Monday, April 29, 2019

Revamping Your Kitchen on a Budget

Remodeling a kitchen can be expensive. The average remodel costs $60,000—if that number is out of your budget, we’re here to tell you there is still hope. With a bit of research and work, you can revamp your kitchen to make it look new again without breaking the bank.

Make More Room

Reorganizing your kitchen can clear up space for more cooking and dining and make room to add colorful flair. Vertical bookshelves painted in your color of choice is a cheap way to add more storage space for dishes, pots and pans, and any miscellaneous items. Add hooks to the inside of your bookshelf to hang aprons and linens.

Getting hanging pot racks for your kitchen’s ceiling also creates more countertop space. If you’re in need of new countertops, look for bargains at discount granite stores or home improvement stores, or consider cheaper countertop materials like resin or wooden butcher’s block. Keep an open mind toward the materials you’re willing to use and a wide range of cost-effective countertops will be available to you.

Update Hardware

Changing out old kitchen hardware instantly revitalizes any kitchen space. Start by replacing outdated sinks and faucets with trendy alternatives like brushed brass or stainless steel. Take this opportunity to elevate your faucet, too, increasing the amount of sink space for washing dishes and bulky pots.

Complement your new sink with updated appliances from local hardware stores. By avoiding designer kitchen brands, you’ll save money that can be spent on other fun updates, like a new, fancy backsplash.

Lastly, make your kitchen cozy and welcoming with warm lighting that’s not overly dim. We suggest searching for lighting you love in magazines and finding similar fixtures for a discounted price in department and home improvement stores.

Add Personal Touches

Kitchens are joyful places. Families and friends gather in these spaces to celebrate good food and each other’s company. Adding simple finishing touches can make your kitchen appropriately lively and welcoming. Start by applying a fresh coat of paint, which can be done well for cheap if you handle the job yourself. Save that extra painting money for new curtains, which help eliminate smells from cooking and smoke.

Simple Upgrades You Can Afford

With these remodeling tips in mind, you’re well on your way to creating a new kitchen space that’s clean, organized, and attractive. Do your research to find great deals on appliances, and take care of the grunt work yourself. You’ll wake up to a kitchen you love without a bill that sets you back.


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