Let’s face it, a full kitchen remodel can really get expensive. If you want to make some updates to your kitchen, but don’t have the cash to hire a contractor, there are some simple and affordable ways that you can give your kitchen a mini-makeover without the hassle or cost of a full remodel.
Here are just a few kitchen updates that cost less than $100 and can be completed over the weekend:
- Add a fresh coat of paint.
A fresh coat of paint can change the look of any room, but it can really work wonders in your kitchen. Whether you change up the color of your kitchen walls or add a coat of paint to your old cabinets to freshen them up a bit, a little splash of color can go a long way in transforming the look and feel of your kitchen space. If you’ve got a smaller kitchen space, opt for lighter colored paints that will make your kitchen space seem larger. Also, for best results, you’ll want to make sure that you prep your walls and clean and sand your cabinets before you begin.
- Install new cabinet hardware.
If you want to change the look of your cabinets without a total remodel, consider installing new cabinet hardware. Though the hardware can get expensive, there are affordable options that you can find at your larger local hardware stores that look great without costing a fortune. Whether you decide to go super fancy or stay with something simple, you can find cabinet knobs and pulls that match the style of your kitchen and complement your cabinets. The best part is that this is a simple project that you can do yourself over the course of a couple hours.
- Add some lighting around cabinets.
Though hardwiring lighting under and around cabinets can be expensive, there is a more affordable way to add additional lighting to your kitchen area. Opt for battery powered LED lights that you can place under cabinets. Some options have self-adhesive that require very little time or effort to effectively place around your kitchen. These provide the best value as they last for hours of use and are relatively inexpensive.
- Rethink your storage options.
Another inexpensive way to refresh your kitchen space is to replace your food packaging with stylish storage options. Glass canisters or chic and vintage-inspired storage containers can be found at your local department store for less than $100. These storage options help improve the look of your space while also helping you keep things organized. Another option is to add a bar cart or small shelf to the kitchen space. This helps you add more storage space to your kitchen without having to remodel.
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