They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home and when it comes to remodeling a kitchen it can cost a lot of money. Some people will go through a costly renovation that will leave them without a kitchen for weeks to get the big payoff in the end, but what if you just can’t afford a major renovation?
Fortunately, there are minor things you can do to spruce up that kitchen and bring it into the current decade. People can usually tell the age of their home by what’s on the walls. If your kitchen is full of wallpaper and / or wallpaper border, it may be time to give it a makeover. Paint those walls and get creative, with that old outdated paper gone, the difference will be amazing!
Swap out those kitchen cabinets. Restoring just the cabinets can refresh an entire space. Yes, it takes a bit of time, but it is much cheaper than a complete renovation and best of all, you can do the work yourself.
If you cannot change the cabinets, a smaller solution is to change the cabinet hardware. There are literally thousands of pulls and knobs to choose from that will take that outdated kitchen where it belongs. Be sure to measure the holes in the old hardware though, so that you can pair them up with the new or make sure the new covers them.
A new faucet is a great idea to spruce up a kitchen. Get one with a veggie sprayer and you’re done! They also come in all kinds of colors and designs that will leave you wondering why the heck you didn’t change it sooner.
If you hate your countertops and can’t afford a new one, there’s always the option to have someone come and put the new countertops on top of the old ones, but if that’s not an option, there is special paint you can buy just for the countertops. Add a splash of color and watch the kitchen explode!
How about a new fan or lighting fixture? Those obsolete ones have to go, and there are so many fabulous new styles out there that finding a new one will be a fun and easy experience. You don’t even need to be a skilled electrician to install that new fan or light, they are easy to do.
Don’t keep looking at that old kitchen, fix it today!