How To Renovate Your Kitchen On A Budget

A small kitchen renovation is one of the best ways to add value to your property without having to fear the cost of putting a ton of work into it.  Small and inexpensive changes can also allow for your kitchen to come out ahead and look fresh and in style with minimal work.

Here’s how to achieve it!

Sand and Paint or Stain Your Cabinets

Replacing cabinetry is one of the most expensive things you can do to a kitchen.  Instead of taking on all of that work and money, you can refresh the cabinetry currently in your kitchen.  To do this, put down a tarp or drop cloth to protect your countertops and floors, and then sand your cabinet down.  Some people remove their cabinets for this step, but it’s not necessary to.  From here, you can prime and then paint or stain your cabinets.  This will give them a brand new look with minimal spending.

Replace Small Things Like Handles and Knobs

Inexpensive to do but highly impactful, replacing handles and knobs on cabinets, drawers, doors, and other items can make a repo feel fresh and new.  You can go for a modern look and remove handles altogether on the cabinets if you wanted to, or get glass faux-crystal handles that will surprise anyone and add a touch of class.

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Replace Your Tiles and Backspace on a Budget

Tiles can be expensive if you buy them from a store at price.  Fortunately, tons of outlets and websites offer far more discounted tile.  Try to combine a discount with a coupon if you can find any, and give yourself the best savings possible.  You must ensure you get enough tile for your space, so measure ahead of time and buy a little spare so that you have wiggle room when some break.  There’s a lot of money to save by tiling your kitchen backsplash yourself, but do research first and watch many how-to videos to ensure you know what you’re doing.

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Consider Different Flooring than Expensive Tile

Tile can be done cheaply for your backsplash, but when it’s for flooring, it’s often better to have a professional install it to ensure it’s perfectly level and water sealed. In addition, floor tiles often have to be more resilient and sturdy, making them far more expensive.  Instead of tile, many Ottawa homes for sale turn back to faux wood-like laminate and similar surfaces that can last for years, look good, and be incredibly inexpensive. 

Build Things to Last

The most cost-effective thing you can do in a kitchen is ensuring that your changes are there to last.  Don’t allow your kitchen to be repaired or dressed up with anything that’s going to crack or look bad within a couple of years.  Having to renovate or dress up your home constantly is just going to add to your expenses time and time again. Instead, create a kitchen that will last, use supplies you can trust, and put them to use in intelligent ways.

Have you ever renovated your kitchen on a budget?

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