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On a Tight Budget? You Can Still Update Your Kitchen


Kitchen remodeling is one of the most expensive remodeling jobs you can undertake. If you find you can’t really afford a full-fledged remodeling job right now, there are still things you can do to update your kitchen and make it more attractive. Doing nothing is depressing and there are low costs things you can do that will make a world of difference. You may not tear out the floors or walls, but you can have a newly updated kitchen with a minimum of expense if you take advantage of your own creativity and ideas.

Freshen Up Your Kitchen With Paint

Paint is a miracle worker and can give your kitchen a facelift without draining your budget. Get creative and combine paint with wallpaper borders or stencil designs. Consider painting in more than one color with bold colors that complement each other. Look around at the accessories you already have to help you decide which color or colors of paint to use. Consider how sponging or texturing your painted walls will look. Browse the paint department of home improvement stores and look online to get ideas. You can also watch videos online to get directions on specific painting techniques that can liven up your kitchen walls and make them look like you had them professionally done.

Redo Your Kitchen Floor

Remodeling kitchen floors can be expensive but it can also be one of the most affordable remodeling jobs. Laminate flooring is inexpensive and comes in a variety of colors and best of all, it is easy for do-it-yourselfers to install. If you don’t want to put in cheap flooring, consider covering the old flooring with rugs that match your new paint job. Get the kind you can throw in the washer because kitchen rugs tend to catch food spills and grease easily.

Fabric Updates

New curtains and chair pads can breathe new life into a stale kitchen with splashes of color and are inexpensive ways to coordinate with the rest of your kitchen. You can either make these yourself or pick them up at a discount store. By coordinating your walls, flooring, and window treatments, you can make an old kitchen look new again and spend no more than two or three hundred dollars. Then when you’re ready to take on more expensive kitchen remodeling jobs, you can tackle one at a time until you have the kitchen you truly want.

You can also look around thrift stores and centers that recycle building materials to see if you can find affordable fixtures for your kitchen remodel job. Often, you can find new flooring and even paint for up to 50% off what you would pay at a home improvement store. Look online or check your phone book for the nearest building materials recycling center near you.


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