You’ve been putting off your kitchen remodel because you’re afraid of the cost. You may have already gotten quotes for thousands of dollars that you simply don’t have right now. What if we told you that you could update your kitchen without taking out a second mortgage? There are many budget kitchen remodeling ideas that you can do for hundreds, not thousands! Check out these ideas from Maryland Tub and Tile – a top kitchen remodeling company near you.
Refinish Your Countertops and Backsplash
Your countertops and backsplash make up a large portion of your kitchen. If they’re worn and outdated, the rest of the kitchen may look the same. That doesn’t mean you have to replace them though. Instead, you could opt for countertop refinishing and tile refinishing.
In this process, we cover the tile or countertops to look like stone. You can get beautiful faux granite without paying for real granite! If you want a clean white backsplash to contrast your ‘stone’ countertops, we can make that happen. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about messy demolition and the costly repairs that might come with it.
Add New Hardware to the Cabinets
Have you thought about changing your cabinet hardware? This will only cost you about $2-$3 per drawer or door face, depending on the style of hardware you select. Of course, those little numbers add up if you have a large kitchen. The total cost for hardware is still less than the cost of many other kitchen remodeling solutions, and you can install the new hardware yourself. Be sure to measure before ordering new hardware so the holes line up correctly.
Refinish the Cabinets or Replace the Cabinet Doors
If your existing cabinets are in good shape, you don’t have to replace them. Consider refinishing them instead. This could include staining the wood or painting the cabinets in a modern color scheme. You could paint the upper cabinets white and paint the lowers in a rich blue, deep grey, or other trendy color. If you don’t like the style of your cabinet doors, consider replacing just the doors – not the entire set of cabinets. You could even remove the doors from some of your upper cabinets and go for an open-shelving look! The possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
Change the Lightbulbs (Yes, You Read That Right!)
The hue of your lightbulbs can transform the look of your kitchen. Take out your yellow-toned bulbs and replace them with daylight or ‘clear’ bulbs. These have more of a true-white hue, which will make your kitchen look more modern. Budget kitchen remodeling doesn’t get any easier than that!
Swap Faucets, Light Fixtures and Outlet Covers
If you want to go one step further, replace the faucets and light fixtures in your kitchen. You may need professional help for this, depending on how handy you are. A new light fixture can instantly make a kitchen feel fresh. If you get an industrial fixture with exposed bulbs, make sure to get decorative bulbs to finish off the look.
On a smaller scale, you can change out your outlet covers for crisp white ones. If you have almond or cream-colored outlets, you may want to have an electrician change those out for you. If you have white outlets and old-school wood outlet covers, a fresh set of white covers will brighten up the space – and it’ll only cost you about a dollar per outlet.
Replace the Caulking
If your caulking is old or dirty, replacing it will make your kitchen feel newer. This is especially true around your sink and food prep areas where the caulking has discolored. Pull out the old caulk and replace it with new kitchen caulk.
Jazz up Your Island or Visible Base Cabinets
If you have a kitchen island, peninsula, bar or other visible base cabinets, do something special with them. You could add reclaimed wood to the visible area for a rustic look, or you could add accent tile to this space. You could paint this part of the cabinets in a bold color, or you could add beadboard to the façade. This is a simple way to make your kitchen look completely custom.
Add Molding and Decorative Trim
Even the most basic of kitchens can look special with the right trim and molding. Put crown molding along the top of your upper cabinets, or add decorative feet to your base cabinets. Trim can completely change the look of a kitchen without too much extra work. Just don’t overdo it.
Get a Professional Quote for Budget Kitchen Remodeling
With all these budget kitchen remodeling tips in mind, are you motivated to take on your kitchen? If so, our team of kitchen remodelers is here to help. Contact Maryland Tub and Tile at 877-717-8827 to request a no-obligation quote. We’ll go over all your options and find the perfect solution for your goals and budget.