Get the look for less as design pros show you how to redo your kitchen for $1,000.
Want to redo your kitchen without breaking the bank? It is possible to give your kitchen a whole new look for much less money, but you have to be willing to make some compromises. You’ll go a long way toward stealing the high-end look you crave with the below tricks!
Start by updating the color and reducing clutter.
Repainting your walls with a fresh coat of paint will work wonders, and instantly give any room a fresh, and clean updated look. Along with new paint, try to reduce the amount of clutter on your counter space by only leaving out the essentials, and finding alternative storage options for things you don’t use very often. Alternatively, you can even turn items you store on your countertop into decoration pieces, like putting fruit in a cute dish or vase.
Refinishing kitchen cabinets can be a simple, inexpensive project that’s done over the course of a few weekends to create a whole new look that transforms your kitchen into a favorite gathering spot for the whole family. All you need for refinishing kitchen cabinets are the right tools, some elbow grease, and an adventurous attitude to transform an outdated and ho-hum kitchen into a stunning showplace you’ll love.
Replace the Hardware
Hardware has a really big impact on a kitchen’s style, so changing it is a great way to freshen up the look of your kitchen.
For less than a couple hundred dollars and just a few hours of work, a homeowner can swap out every handle and knob in the kitchen. Styles range from contemporary to rustic to traditional. Finishes come in ultra-popular oil-rubbed bronze or easy-to-clean polished chrome. To make installation a breeze, bring along an old drawer pull when shopping to make sure the new hardware matches the holes of the previous set.
Depending on the style and finish of the hardware and the number of drawers and cabinets, the average kitchen can be completed for as little as $150.
Replace the Faucet
Fixtures are the jewelry of the kitchen, and the kitchen sink is often the focal point of the room. Investing in a new faucet is a simple and cost-effective way of giving the whole room an updated look. Like cabinet hardware, faucets come in a wide range of shapes, styles and finishes, making it easy to match the decor of the room.
Kitchen faucets come in single- and double-handled models and can include a separate pull-out sprayer, requiring an additional slot. Match the new faucet footprint to the old to save hours of frustration and quite possibly the cost of a brand new sink.
Add a Backsplash
Although the individual backsplash stone or glass mosaic sheets are pricier than regular porcelain or ceramic, it’s actually rather affordable, since you only have to buy a small amount to do the entire backsplash area. It’s also a fun way to add interesting character and texture to an otherwise boring space!