Kitchen trends move fast these days, and this can leave your kitchen feeling dated in no time, especially if you're comparing it to all those lovely homes featured in high-end decor magazines. Our solution? Skip the pricey kitchen re-design and follow our advice for a budget kitchen renovation instead.
Four Ideas To Renovate Your Kitchen On A Budget
Paint Your Cabinets
Let's start with a great money saving tip that can easily and affordably change the look of your kitchen: Paint your cabinets.
Instead of replacing your existing cabinets and (or spending big bucks refacing them), try painting them. A popular paint option for today's decor is chalk paint. It's easy to use and not very expensive at about $30 per quart. The great thing about chalk paint is it's formulated to cover most existing wood finishes and some brands even apply in a single coat. Most brands are paint + primer, which saves additional time and money. Finish up your paint job with a clear coat of wax for durability and strength.
Check out this video on how to use chalk paint to paint cabinets: