The kitchen is the midpoint of the home. It is the social hub for family and friends as well as a serene place to enjoy a quiet drink alone. Kitchens get a lot of use, so it’s important we are happy with it. Making your kitchen an enjoyable place to be is a project well worth investing in.
Granted, it can be an expensive project to undertake but, you will reap the rewards. However, there are ways to renovate your kitchen without costing the earth. Smart purchases and DIY are all it takes to achieve your dream kitchen. So, for handy tips on how to upgrade your kitchen without it costing a fortune, read on.
Decide what to replace
In the first instance, you should decide how much of the kitchen you want to upgrade. It might be the case you don’t need to pay for a full renovation, and a few cosmetic changes might do the trick. In which case, decide the areas of the kitchen you desperately want to change and focus on them.
Perhaps the kitchen cabinets need some TLC, and you want to give them a new lease of life. Achieve this on budget by painting old cupboards and adding new handles. Alternatively, if you wish to start afresh, look on a budget – hard work and DIY is the answer. Grab a Milwaukee multi-tool and get ripping out that kitchen. If you feel confident to fit the new kitchen yourself – go for it. Reap the rewards of your hard work and revel in your stunning new kitchen.
Good lighting can make or break any space. Consequently, changing the lighting in your kitchen can have a positive effect on the way it looks. If you are yearning to make your kitchen look modern, spotlights are a great way to achieve this. Place them under the bottom of your kitchen cabinets to give your kitchen a contemporary twist.
How much will it cost you?
The cost of your upgrade will depend on a few factors.
Firstly, you have to consider how much you are going to change. The price of your renovations will cost vastly different amounts if you are changing the whole kitchen compared to just the cupboard handles. So, this needs to get considered.
Secondly, what tools will you need? If by any chance you are doing the renovations yourself, you might already have the equipment you need. However, if you don’t, you need to factor in the purchase cost of the relevant tools.
Thirdly, will you need a professional? If there are certain aspects of your renovation you need help with, you need to factor in professional labouring costs.