Is it time to give your kitchen a breath of fresh air? Do you want to make big changes in your space without spending big money? You’re in luck! In this article, we will share some easy and inexpensive kitchen remodel ideas that pack a huge punch visually while keeping the most money in your wallet as possible.
1. Change Your Handles and Pulls
You would be amazed at how different your cabinets and drawers can look by simply changing the handles and pulls that are in your kitchen. And a new set of each is able to be found in most hardware stores and home improvement shops. Even better news? This is a remodeling idea that is very inexpensive.
Before you make your purchase, it’s a good idea to decide on the theme that you want to use for your kitchen remodel. Are you leaning toward a modern/contemporary look for your space? Then you will want to look for sleek pulls and handles in either black or silver. Is your finished kitchen going to have an antique appearance? Then you may find that bronze pulls and handles are exactly what you want to switch your current set with. For those who are not sure of the direction in which they should go for their kitchen, you may want to visit your local home improvement store and simply browse what they have available for sale. Selecting your favorite set that you see could be just what the doctor ordered for your new kitchen space.
2. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
A can or two of paint is far less expensive than brand new cabinets or appliances, and yet the visual punch that is packed can still be quite amazing! Again, you will want to decide on the direction you want to go in when it comes to the theme of your kitchen. Are you hoping to remodel your kitchen in a modern or contemporary theme? In that case, you will want to use colors that are neutral, such as white, black, or navy blue. Our recommendation? Grab two cans of paint – one in a fresh, clean white, and one that is a dark but still neutral color. Paint your walls one of these colors, and then let the other shade be the color you paint your cabinets. This will bring a beautiful contrast to your kitchen space. So if your walls are black, paint your cabinets white, and vice versa. An extra tip? Paint your door and window trims! But make these the opposite color as your walls. So if you have white walls, use black or navy blue on your trims.
3. Add a Backsplash
Another tip when it comes to inexpensive kitchen remodel ideas? Add a backsplash, or replace the existing one that you have in place. In this way, you are working with a limited amount of square footage. This means that, depending on your chosen design, you are looking to spend only a few hundred dollars at best. Not in the mood for tile? Try using a semi-gloss paint. The more gloss paint has, the better it can resist moisture – something you need for your kitchen.
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