There’s a common misconception that you have to spend a lot of money on a home renovation – in this case, a kitchen renovation – for the new space to make a statement. We have good news for you – you can have the kitchen of your dreams without a hefty price tag to show for it.
Your kitchen is meant to be functional, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish either. This space should reflect your personality and taste.
These kitchen upgrades will make a big impact in the space you want to improve, but are budget-friendly at the same time.
1. Paint The Kitchen!
By simply painting the walls in your kitchen a different colour, you can completely transform your kitchen without a single renovation! Gray is often seemed as a cold colour, but if it’s the right shade, it can make any room look and feel larger than it actually is. In fact, this neutral will naturally fit in with your current kitchen’s décor. You can opt to include gray in a new backsplash or countertop should you consider these kitchen upgrades.
Red is a very rich colour that would suit a kitchen well. Since there are dozens of shades to choose from, it won’t be difficult to find the one that will complement the current look of your kitchen.
2. New Backsplash
Backsplash is a great upgrade that will let your kitchen shine. Use this as an opportunity to completely express yourself through your kitchen. If you’re opting for a rustic-looking kitchen, consider using hardwood. That’s right – it’s not just for the floors! Reclaimed wood repurposed as a backsplash will instantly draw the eye and be a nice contract to stainless steel appliances.
Are you looking for a more classic look? Subway tiles are clean and simple. Choose white if you’re looking for a fresh, modern look, or opt for some colour on the walls. Our creative team can provide some guidance if you need help choosing!
Ceramic and glass is also a wise choice; this type of backsplash often blends warm neutrals with glass copper, browns or reds. It all depends on the colour scheme you choose! A mosaic design will make a big impact in the kitchen space.
3. Under-Cabinet Lighting
Light is an important part of every room, and not just from a functional standpoint. Lighting has a way of improving the ambiance of any room, and under-cabinet lighting will add a unique sense of style to any room. It’s a budget-friendly addition to any kitchen, one that delivers great results simply because it not only looks beautiful, but also because it has the power to completely transform any space. If you keep small appliances out on your countertops, you can show them off with this soft touch of lighting.
4. Cabinet Painting
You don’t have to completely renovate your kitchen to update the look of it. By simply painting the cabinets in a different shade, you can have a brand new kitchen without gutting the room. This is a cost-friendly renovation that keeps your existing kitchen intact, but still allowing you to give it an update.
Consider painting the cabinets in a glossy white for a clean, fresh look. If you want a kitchen that makes a statement, consider a mixture of black and brown. It’ll offer a rich, luxurious look without a hefty price tag.
5. Cabinet Refacing
If you love your kitchen layout for its style and functionality, but are still looking for a more significant kitchen renovation, consider refacing the cabinets. Once again, we’re not changing the existing layout, nor is your kitchen being redone. What our experienced team is doing is giving your kitchen a facelift with less work.
A cabinet refacing project offers so many possibilities. You can transform a once-traditional kitchen to a more modern look. You can do the total opposite depending on your preference!
6. Change The Countertop
If your kitchen’s style doesn’t match your design preference, simply replace the countertop. This simple change can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your kitchen’s design and look. It’s a home renovation that won’t have your kitchen upside down for an extended period of time. How great is that?
Be selective when choosing a kitchen countertop. The material should support your work habits. If you want an easy-to-clean countertop that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, consider engineered stone or glass.
Granite is stain-resistant, but does need sealing every two years in order to protect the material.
7. Window Treatments
Not every kitchen renovation needs to apply to the cabinets or countertops. Don’t forget about your windows! By installing window coverings, you can complete the look of the room with some style and privacy.
If your kitchen is a fresh white, consider adding roman shades or panels with a unique design. This is an opportunity for you to express yourself through your décor!
Consider having shades installed that can be raised or lowered. Take advantage of that beautiful sunlight shining through the windows! When evening arrives, simply lower the shades for added privacy.
Shutters are the perfect solution for a transitional kitchen. They easily fit into any kitchen’s décor.
Are you ready to renovate your kitchen?
Grand Project Contracting delivers quality home renovations and projects on a budget! Contact our team to learn more about how you can renovate your kitchen on a budget with these 7 significant upgrades.