The kitchen is typically the most expensive room to update. From cabinets to appliances, you will likely spend a good deal of money remodeling the entire kitchen. Is there any way to makeover this room on a small budget? There are various ways you can make updates no matter what your budget size. These are just a few idea to help you get started.
Small changes can have a huge impact in any kitchen. The most common way homeowners change up the look in their kitchen is to paint the walls a different color, or to paint old, outdated cabinets. An easier way to change up cabinets is to replace hardware. You can choose a new style or finish to make old cabinets look new. Make sure to take one of each piece along when you shop for new hardware to make sure the holes will line up. You can also replace sink faucets and other kitchen fixtures to update your kitchen.
Do you have a budget that isn't small, but isn't large, either? Add storage to your kitchen with hidden pull-outs or drawer organizers. If space allows, many homeowners will add an island to their kitchen. It doesn't necessarily have to match your existing cabinets; homeowners choose something completely different (wood specie, color, door style, counter material) that meshes well with the perimeter cabinetry. Other ideas for those of you on a medium budget include adding a tile backsplash and replacing lighting fixtures.
If you have a large--or unlimited--budget, you will likely complete a whole-kitchen remodel. This includes replacing cabinets, appliances, flooring and basically gutting the room to make space for a completely new layout. However, you might not want to get rid of everything in your kitchen at once. Do you just love the existing layout of your cabinets, but hate the style? Or do you simply dislike the countertops? Replace whatever you want to change, while keeping the aspects of your kitchen that you still like.
A small budget should not keep you from making small changes at a time to update the look in your kitchen, while a large budget doesn't mean you have to change everything, including the things you love. Start small and make changes that fit within your budget.