The kitchen is the heart of the home but when it comes to renovations it will take the bulk of your budget to renovate. Renovations can cost a small fortune and leave your kitchen out of commission for weeks on end. What if you can’t afford that kind of budget? There are small kitchen upgrades that make a big impact, you can make your renovation dollars go farther.
What can you do to give your kitchen a facelift and bring it into the current decade? If you are looking at selling your home, buyers can often tell the age of your home by the style of your kitchen. If you still have wall paper or border in your kitchen, it’s time for a change. You can put a nice coat of paint on those walls and right away your kitchen will look 100 times better. Let’s have a look at other small kitchen upgrades that make a big impact.
Refinish the cabinets
Most big kitchen renos involve getting a whole new set of cabinets. That is a big expensive and time consuming job. If you cabinets are structurally sound then refinishing the cabinets may be the solution. It can be time consuming but it is relatively cheap and you can do all the work yourself. If that remains a project that is out of range for you then simply change up the hardware. There are thousands of cabinet handles and drawer pulls that will change the look of your outdated kitchen. Double check and make sure that you get the right sizes with any new hardware.
If you can’t replace the whole sink then consider getting a new kitchen faucet. Find one that also offers a veggie sprayer, you can get them in lots of different colors and designs. You’ll be wondering why you didn’t do this much sooner.
Hate your old countertops? If you absolutely hate your old countertops but can’t afford that beautiful granite that you love that’s okay there is a compromise. There is the option of fitting new counters over the old. If that doesn’t work for you there are special paints that you can get to cover your old countertops, be brave and try a bold new color.
You don’t need to bring in an electrician to replace that outdated light fixture, there are lots of fabulous new styles that you can put in yourself fairly easily. Brighten up the room with some new lights.
You don’t have to hang on to that old ugly kitchen, there is plenty you can do to spruce it up today!