We all have dreams of remodeling our entire home. Trends change so quickly, new popular colors catch our eye and no one is immune to propaganda. Therefor, we live in this cycle where we feel the need to remodel our homes every 5 – 15 years.
This is great for those with unlimited budgets and time. However, a large chunk of us are stuck with outdated 1980’s kitchens in homes that weren’t very well taken care of by its previous owners.
This all can change! No matter the budget, big or small, there are tactical ways to update a kitchen to at least bring it into the 21st century a tad!
For the $100 budget.
When it comes to home remodeling, $100 can’t go too far, but make that money count! A great way to update your kitchen on this budget is painting the walls. It may not seem like much, but kitchens actually have the least wall space of any room in the house, which means it shouldn’t cost much at all to paint the space.
If you’re crafty, you have the option of creating a fun design with multiple colors and some painters tape as a back splash. It may not be the real deal, but it will add visual interest to the space and make it feel more like yours!
With any extra money from that $100 budget, grab a new piece of art to decorate your new fancy walls!
The $300 to $500 budget is a bit trickier since it feels like that money should go so much further than it does! But hear me out, there are still plenty of ways to refresh your kitchen! You can still paint the kitchen walls, buy some art, but also switch out something! The extra couple of hundred dollars can go further than you think! Maybe you want to get new pendent lighting? How about new cabinet pulls? Those are both great options for this smaller budget! If you get a little thrifty, it is possible to accomplish both!
$700 – $1,000 budget.
Maybe you just got a bonus? Had an awesome garage sale? Whatever it is, this is a good budget to get some nice quality stuff done to your kitchen! After painting the walls, choosing new hardware, adding art, what’s there to do without fully remodeling your kitchen? It’s time to pay attention to the most used space in the kitchen. The sink and faucet of course! As long as you stay within reason, both should be doable within this budget range. Obviously there are really expensive brands that would look at this budget and laugh at it. Always remember that cost doesn’t always mean quality. Read reviews, pay attention to the reputation of the company, and pick something out that would make your life in the kitchen just a bit easier.
$1,500 – $3,000
This is a budget that can really get some things done! Other than painting the walls and buying new art, with this budget in a smaller kitchen, you can really change up your kitchen by refacing your cabinets! This is the best bang for your buck in terms of getting the biggest change in your kitchen.
$5,000 – $10,000
Cabinet refacing, painting, new light fixtures, new sink and faucet, new hardware, and what else?
When sticking closer to the $5,000 end, new counters will be the last thing you can really add, but with a couple extra grand, how about new appliances? Not only can they be the last piece to fixing an outdated kitchen, but they will improve your life and the function of your home.