When you are considering renovation costs, everyone is quick to find out that the kitchen is the most expensive. Do not let those pricey quotes get you down! A kitchen renovation does not have to be an impossible home improvement project. Follow these tips for a budget friendly home repairs project. One thing you won’t be able to spare money on is a moving company. Luckily, they offer brilliant removal van services which you can make use of to move the new furniture over to your place, or a furniture collection to get it straight from the store.
Update your cabinets on a tiny budget by spray-painting them. This saves money on the cost of completely replacing them or purchasing paint. This will also give a consistent application of color. They will look new without the hefty price tag. This may also leave room in the budget to update the fixtures.
Update your lighting
Some kitchens do not have enough light. Instead of splurging on an electrician, add a rope lighting underneath overhead cabinets or plug-in strip lighting. You can also invest in energy-efficient lighting. While this will cost more upfront, it will save you tons down the road, making it a good place to spend.
Add a backsplash
You can update your kitchen look by adding a backsplash. You will not need as many tiles as an entire floor or wall project, so you can choose to spend more on fancy tiles, keep it simple with less expensive ones or mix the two. Pay close attention to clearance sales. Often you can purchase high quality tiles for next to nothing simply because they are being discontinued due to new colours or designs being introduced.
Add storage options
Many kitchens do not have enough storage. Add floating shelves, which you can make yourself or take on a DIY project of making a pantry cart. Another option is to add a magnetic strip or a metal rod along a wall, so you can hang knives, cooking accessories or spice jars to save on space and keep them within easy reach.
Get rid of all the space-hog items on your windowsill or countertop. Keep only the necessities on your kitchen design ideas, such as your most-used appliance on the counter. You can get inexpensive decorative accents from a store like Ikea. Choose a couple of items that will add a pop of color without taking over the space, giving it a new feel.
Enjoy your new kitchen. It is a tragedy that you can’t spare money from the moving company, but better safe than sorry. If you’re the risky type, try it without a man and van – sometimes risks do pay off!