Simple Changes to Update a Kitchen

If your kitchen is looking a little dated and you would like to make some changes but just don’t have the money for a major renovation.  Here is a few changes that you can make that’s not going to break the bank but can make a major impact on your kitchen design.

1. Paint

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way. Not all of us have a lot of wall space in our kitchen so you may just conciser painting those cabinets. Painting your cabinets can change your kitchens appearance and if this is a project that you plan on tackling yourself you can save thousands of dollars. It does take some time and hard work but if you want an updated kitchen for little money painting your cabinets will be a step in the right direction. Be sure to do your research first and don’t forget some good cleaner, sand paper and primer.

2. New hardware

Just by adding some hardware to your cabinets you can add some style. Adding hardware can be one of the least expensive updates you can make. While your changing or adding hardware to your cabinets you may want to consider adding some matching outlet covers while your at it.

Ikea Kitchen Remodeling

3. Change the lighting.

Updating a light fixture may not be as expensive as you would think.   If you have an out of date chandler over your dining room table cruse your local home improvement store. Must chandeliers would run $30 – $100 dollars and will make a drastic change. Other lighting fixtures can cost you as little as $15. So I think that is well worth making that change!

4. Add a backsplash

Adding a backsplash  not only protects your walls and makes for easy clean up but it also adds a custom look to your kitchen. There are so many options out there that include peel and stick tiles, glass tiles, ceramic tiles, tin tiles,  stainless steel sheets just to name a few.

5. Update those appliances.

By updating your appliances you can update your kitchens appearance and save money on your power bill. Change out those old ones to a nice stainless steel. If stainless is out of the budget opt for black or white but try to stay away from bisque colors as they seem to be a color of the past. If all new appliances seem to be out of the questions then maybe consider adding one. Replace your old range hood with a under cabinet mounted microwave hood combination.  This will give you and updated look and clear up some counter space. Be sure to do your research, measure and check for your electrical before making this decision..

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