Kitchen Makeovers on a Budget

As far as remodeling goes, kitchens can be one of the most stressful and expensive. Choosing a layout, selecting the materials and going without a sink or stove for months can be hard on anyone. New cabinets, flooring, paint and appliances can take quite a bite out of your finances. 

If a complete gut of your kitchen is not in the cards, never fear. A transformation can be achieved on a limited budget.  Updating your kitchen can give you a new look without having to rip out what you currently have. 

I have gathered some amazing before and afters that show you that simply updating your space can result in an entirely new look.

Cabinets painted white and gray completely transform this dated kitchen. Moulding added to the top of the cabinets give the appearance of a higher ceiling. The countertop was made to look like stone with a special paint. A new sink and appliances round out the new look.

Kitchen update on a budget! Paint that looks like granite and one-day cabinet makeover. #DIY Countertop Paint!
via Giani Granite

Choosing the right colors can visually expand a space. What once was a dark, drab kitchen is now a light filled space. Painted white cabinets (some with doors removed) create the illusion of a larger space when paired with a soft wall color. Wooden beams draw the eye up and make the room appear wider. Clear pendants don't block the view. New stools and a backsplash complete the look.

Don't like the look of painted cabinets? Have them reglazed. Swap out your hardware and add a backsplash for an entirely different look.

How to Easily Glaze kitchen cabinets ! Great Low Cost High Impact Update for Spring and Summer !
via Hometalk

Always wanted glass doors in your kitchen? You can have them by merely cutting out the center of the door and inserting glass. A new coat of paint on the walls and cabinets; glass doors, as well as new appliances and lighting, completely transform this space.
via Hatfield Habitat

If you want to spend a bit more money have your cabinets refaced. Refacing allows you to replace your doors, add a new finish and change out or remove cabinets. While the cost is higher than repainting, you can achieve an entirely different look without having to gut your kitchen.

via Home Design Bee

Get a new look for your kitchen without spending a fortune. As these examples show, big changes can be made on a small budget. If you intend to paint your cabinets it is worth it to hire a professional to do the work. Kitchen cabinets take a beating, and having a professional finish will make all the difference. For a few thousand dollars you can update your cabinets without the inconvenience of a total remodel. Want to install a backsplash yourself? Click here to see some great products to make it a whole lot easier.

Happy remodeling!


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