Looking to remodel a kitchen? The idea of doing a kitchen remodel sounds expensive and for the most part, it can be if ripping everything out and installing it from scratch. However, not all kitchens require a complete remodel.
When money is tight, here’s how to successfully remodel a kitchen on a budget.
Keep any cabinets that don’t need replacing
Not all cabinets need replacing when it comes to a kitchen remodel. You may have kitchen cabinets that are still fully functioning and aren’t damaged. As a result, these cabinets can be kept and simply sanded down, primed, and repainted.
Alternatively, some homeowners may want to get the work professionally done, but this may end up costing a lot more money. It’s up to the homeowner which solution they go for but the bottom line is some cabinets can be held onto and re-used instead of replacing them.
Transform broken door cabinets into open shelving
Where cabinets have broken doors, it may be that the internal shelving is still perfectly fine. If that’s the case, then it may be worthwhile to just remove the doors completely, seal up the holes where the doors were and leave them as opening shelving.
This is ideal for those who want to make the space feel more open and to have a more accessible feel to the space. It might not work for everyone but it can certainly reduce the cost of having to get those cabinets replaced.
Add tiling to create a wipeable splashback
Tiling is a great way to help preserve the walls for longer without having to repaint them over and over again. With tiling, it’s easy enough to install oneself with a bit of DIY experience. The tiles themselves can be relatively affordable, depending on how much coverage the kitchen area needs.
It’s also worth shopping around to find comparisons on tile quality and the best options for the budget available. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, the use of tiling can really help to transform the space.
Install vinyl flooring
Vinyl flooring is one of the cheapest materials to use when it comes to replacing flooring. Over time, flooring can become very worn, and depending on the type of material, it may need replacing more regularly. With vinyl, it’s durable and looks more expensive than it is to purchase.
Within the kitchen space, using vinyl is one of the more appropriate options and is well worth using to help easily wipe up spillages without any stains caused in the process.
Refurbish any appliances
When it comes to remodeling, look at what appliances could do with refurbishing. It may be that these can easily be updated with a few minor tweaks and changes. Refurbishing is a lot more affordable than having to replace an entire unit. With a lot of white goods and appliances, they can last for years before having to replace them.
It’s worth taking a look at what can be salvaged and what needs to be replaced but in a budget-friendly fashion.