2 Budget Friendly Ideas to Make Your Kitchen Look New

Posted on: 30 January 2017

If your kitchen is old and run down, there are many things you can do to make it look new again. Many things are very expensive, however, and may be hard to afford. If this is so, there are budget-friendly things you can do and be just as happy. Below are two of these things so you can determine if they would be right for your kitchen.

Refinish Cabinets

Instead of buying brand new cabinets, you can save a lot of money by refinishing the cabinets that you have. Refinishing your cabinets means that you keep all the current cabinets and change the color of the finish. This involves thoroughly cleaning the cabinets and then sanding to roughen up the surface so paint or stain will adhere to it. After this, you apply new stain or paint if you want the cabinets to look completely different. When you are finished, your cabinets will look completely brand new.

Refinishing cabinets is not an easy job but if you are a DIY type, you may be able to do this on your own. If you are not or simply do not have the time it takes to do this, you should hire a remodeling contractor that specializes in refinishing cabinets.

You should also change the hardware on the cabinet drawers and doors, especially if the old hardware looks worn. Visit a home improvement store and look at all the cabinet hardware available to find something that you like.

Change the Flooring

Changing the flooring in your kitchen does not have to be expensive and it can make a huge impact in the way your kitchen looks. If you like the look of wood, you can purchase laminate planks that look just like wood. Unless someone touches the floor, they would likely not be able to tell a difference. If you do not like the wood look, you can find laminate flooring in a variety of styles and colors.

Ceramic tile is another option and they can go through a lot of wear and tear and last a very long time. There are expensive ceramic tiles but you can also find tiles that are inexpensive. The only thing to consider is it can be time consuming to clean the grout between the tiles.

Once you finish with these two things, there are many other ways you can update your kitchen on a budget, such as changing out the backsplash, painting the walls, and hanging new curtains. To get started on these projects, contact companies like Renew Your Cabinets.