For most of us, the kitchen is one of the main hubs of the house. A room we gather together in daily, for cooking, talking and eating. If your kitchen is looking a little outdated and tired, consider this: using a few ideas from magazines or the home improvement store in your area, it’s possible to renovate the kitchen yourself for a fraction of what hiring a professional would cost. Below are a few ideas to bring new life to this space. Take them into consideration, and estimate the costs involved. Seeing the numbers on paper, will help to keep the budget on track plus doing the work yourself can help you update your kitchen for under $1,000.
Start by decluttering. Remove the mismatched knick knacks, and rarely used small appliances and start with a clean slate. Many local retailers have shelves of kitchen items, and for very little money, it is possible to bring in new artwork, plants, and accessories in a new theme or color. Bright accent colors are quite popular these days.
Paint A new updated color on the walls and ceiling will have the biggest impact for the least money. Visit the paint department of your local hardware store for inspiration. The paint swatches with all the latest color combinations can ignite creativity. The personnel there can help you select the needed tools and supplies for the job.
Backsplash If possible, consider an updated backsplash. There are many do it yourself options, and a few of them won’t stretch your budget too far. This is a great way to add design and flair to your project.
Lighting Take a good look at the light sources in your kitchen. Replacing and maybe adding light fixtures in the kitchen can really jazz up the feel of the kitchen, and hopefully lighten up the space. If that isn’t an option, give the light fixtures a good dusting and cleaning, and be sure the bulbs are all working.
Hardware Drawer pulls and cabinet handles are very noticeable – they can be like jewelry for your kitchen. Installing some new modern hardware can have a big impact and spread the new feel throughout the space. Your local home improvement store will have a large selection to choose from. How about your cabinets? If they are real wood, consider re-staining or painting them in a neutral color for an inexpensive update.
Kitchen faucet Replacing the kitchen faucet is a great and visible way to bring change to the kitchen. There are lots of beautiful yet functional choices, and many are very reasonably priced.
Remodeling the kitchen is often an extremely expensive undertaking. But with some planning, budgeting, and elbow grease, having a more inviting and modern space is within reach – for much less! Consult a few kitchen design magazines, or visit your local home improvement center for ideas. Then roll up your sleeves and jump in. It’s possible to make a big change if you DIY!!!
Selling your home? Update your kitchen for less than $1000! Updated kitchen can help sell your home fast and increase your selling price