They say home is where the heart is. And we believe the pulse of the heart is right in the kitchen. The kitchen is where everyone gathers. It's where we eat, talk, laugh, and just enjoy each other's company.
Because we spend so much time in the kitchen, it experiences a lot of wear and tear. Or in some cases, it has just become old and outdated.
Whatever the case, giving your kitchen an upgrade is not as complicated, or as expensive, as you might think.
Here are 5 kitchen renovation ideas you can do on a very tight budget.
Install a New Sink
A stainless steel sink can do wonders for your kitchen. It's sleek, modern, and quite handsome. Pair it with a single handle faucet and you will have yourself a match made in heaven.
Make sure the faucet has a high arc spout and the ability to swivel 360 degrees. This makes rinsing your dishes quick and easy.
Add a Breakfast Nook
You don’t need a lot of space or money to make this happen. All you need is a little creativity. If you have a small corner in your kitchen that has been severely neglected, consider adding a breakfast nook.
Doing so will make the space more functional and lounge worthy. All it takes is a table, which you can find at any bargain furniture store, a bench for sitting, and a few throw pillows for decorations.
Upgrade The Lighting
The right lighting can take a room that is dark and draining, and turn it into something that is bright and beautiful. You can add new lights to the ceiling, and under the cabinet. You can even install dimmers which will allow you to better control the atmosphere.
For more ideas check out some of the latest lighting trends.
Add Cabinet Liners
Adding cabinet liners is a great way to refresh the inside of your cabinets. This kitchen renovation is probably the least expensive one on the list. It is also the easiest to implement.
If you have weathered wood, cabinet liners can help cover it up. Cabinet liners are also great for protecting new cabinetry. They will help keep the everyday wear and tear to a minimum.
Update The Cabinets
There are a lot of little things you can do to update your cabinets. You can paint them, add new handles, or completely gut them and start anew. Since you’re on a budget, we recommended sticking with the first two options.
Completely gutting the cabinetry can end up costing you way more than you expected. And truth be told, you don’t need to do that to change the look and feel.
With the right color you can make your cabinets look brand spanking new. Add in some modern handles and people will think you spent thousands upgrading your kitchen.
As you can see, kitchen renovations don’t have to be expensive. No matter how tight your budget, you can find a way to do something amazing. All it takes is a little creativity.