5 Tips to Renovate Your Kitchen on a Budget

Deciding to give your kitchen a makeover can be substantially draining – mentally, physically and financially. Kitchen remodelling projects are extremely tiring, especially when you are trying to stick to a strict – often small – budget. However, if possible, you can significantly reduce the extra costs by doing some of the work yourself – or maybe asking a family member or friend to help you out. 

One of the most important factors when beginning a kitchen renovation is knowing and understanding exactly what you need. This includes knowing the exact style you wish to achieve and making a list of things that take priority over others. 

By doing these simple things, you can significantly reduce the cost of your makeover by knowing what areas you can compromise the quality and/or brand to save money, and the areas where it is unavoidable to spend more money. 

On top of choosing the right materials, a great way to save money is to do some work yourself rather than hiring a contractor. In saying this, it is important that we recommend you leave the high-stake and complex jobs for professionals, and you simply take care of the low-stake jobs. You don’t want to attempt a complex task by yourself and end up needing to pay for repairs when you make a mistake that might be unavoidable for an inexperienced person.

Here are our 5 tips for keeping your kitchen makeover on a strict budget:

Get Your Hands Dirty with a Paint Brush

Painting is one of the best tasks that you can easily do yourself with a little bit of prior research and planning. Paint can completely change a space and can hide even the worst of defects. You’ll see this happen if you hire professional painters as they will use spackle in cracks and cavities to ensure the new layer of paint with be smooth. 

While many will recommend that you hire professionals, if you complete research and planning prior to painting, it’s easy to complete without extensive experience. To begin, you should choose both the type and colour of the paint you want to use in your space. 

One way of doing research before painting is to look up videos on how to paint your kitchen to ensure you’ve got all the knowledge you need to complete the task perfectly. However, make sure you’ve done enough research that you are confident you can get the job done. 

Revamp Your Flooring

If you don’t need to remove your existing flooring, inexperienced people can easily apply peel-and-stick tiles on top of their existing floor to revamp the style and aesthetic of the space. 

It is important that traditional flooring is completed by professionals as it involves trowelling on an adhesive and pasting tiles on the ground. On the other hand, peel-and-stick tiles can by applied by anyone. You simply remove the paper backing and press it onto the floor.

Doing the flooring yourself is a great way to save a lot of money. However, if you aren’t comfortable or confident completing this task, it is always best to hire a professional if you can.

Image of a man working on kitchen flooring

Do Simple Touch-ups

Many don’t acknowledge this, but you don’t need to renovate your entire kitchen to give it a complete makeover. It is possible to revamp your space by making small changes and adjustments.

For example, if your cabinetry is in good condition, maybe you could repaint, repolish or give them new handles. You could even add plants or new appliances or decorations to simply change up the appearance of your kitchen. 

Switch Up the Lighting

Whether you are revamping your bathroom, bedroom or kitchen, changing the lighting is a brilliant way to change the look of the space while saving money. Adjusting your lighting can bring new life to previously boring spaces.

For example, if you feel like your kitchen is too dull, then you can add pendant lights under the countertops to add more brightness. 

You have a variety of options when it comes to changing your lighting including installing new, fancier lights or changing the light bulbs to coloured or smart bulbs. 

Remember that it is integral to hire a professional if you need to change any electrical wiring. 

Pay Attention to the Details

Minor changes can completely change your space, even if you don’t initially realise it. Buy some new faucets or switch up the light switches to modernise your space and add something new to the property.

If you’re after a professional renovation team, or you just want to learn more, get in touch with us today!