Kitchen trends move fast these days, and this can leave yours looking dated fast, especially if you compare it to all those lovely two- page spreads in magazines! Oh, and don't even get me started on all those spaces on Instagram that are so on trend that it hurts! Of course, you could always revamp your kitchen space to keep up with ever-changing trends, but this can cost a small fortune if you aren't careful. Our solution? Save a pretty penny and still have a gorgeous kitchen by following the advice laid down below.
Renovate Your Kitchen On A Budget
Paint Your Cabinets
Use High End Finishes Only In The Most Visible Places
First of all, a great money saving tip that can easily and affordably change the look of your kitchen is to paint the cabinets you already have, instead of replacing them with new ones or refacing them with the pros.
To paint your cabinets, take note of what they are coated in beforehand because if they have a heavy varnish or a plastic type coating, which many do, you will need to sand them down before they will take a new coat of color. You can also significantly reduce the effort associated with sanding by using a chalk paint which has better adhesion to non-absorbent surfaces. Just be sure to follow manufacturer's directions before permanently applying paint.
Next, when it comes to revamping your kitchen without breaking the bank, you must be selective with the higher-end pieces that you choose. In fact, you can make your kitchen space feel very refined by picking the most visible features to have the best finish. What that means is granite countertops, a stunning tiled backsplash and a tiled or wood floor make the best use of your budget rather than insisting that every fixture in the room be a pricey, high-end piece.
It can be tempting to replace your sink during a kitchen revamp but before you do, ask yourself if it's truly necessary, or if it's one of the fixtures you can make over. Stainless steel sinks can be cleaned up effortlessly by following a guide like this. Then you can get the faucet replaced with something more modern and affordable, that fits your new design, and can you save yourself a significant sum.
Finally, when revamping your kitchen on a budget, why not consider linoleum floors? Yes, I know that everyone wants hardwood, stone or slate because these look the best, but did you know that you can get some great lino designs that mimic the look of these natural materials?
Linoleum flooring will cost you a fraction of the price, and is just as durable. It's also super easy to clean and, if you didn't know, the natural composition of linoleum flooring makes it biodegradable and anti-bacterial, too!
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