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budget friendly kitchen facelift ideas

Budget Friendly Kitchen Facelift Ideas

Kitchens are often said to be the heart of the home. It’s where everyone seems to gather multiple times a day, and often the most heartfelt late night chats take place standing in front of the fridge looking for leftovers to nibble on. Like moths to flames…

However, if you find yourself cringing as you gaze at the outdated cabinets while waiting for your morning coffee to finish brewing, then a little facelift might be in order. Don’t have the budget for a full remodel, where things are gutted and taken down to the studs? No worries. There are plenty of budget-friendly kitchen facelift options that will breathe new life into your old, tired kitchen.

Simple DIY Kitchen Upgrades

The best way to save money on a kitchen facelift is doing a lot of the work yourself! Get into the DIY zone with simple DIY kitchen upgrades that won’t break your budget or your back!

Paint Kitchen Walls

Light and bright paint colors can turn a dark and drab kitchen into a space everyone ENJOYS being in. When you find the right color to complement your kitchen cabinets, countertops, backsplash and floors, it can completely change the vibe of the room. Spend time picking the perfect color, making sure to sample the colors IN YOUR HOUSE at different times of the day.

Most stores offer inexpensive paint samples you can bring home, apply to a small part of your wall and get a true picture of what works and DOES NOT work in the space. Once you nail down the right one, painting can take as little as one weekend!

Update the Backsplash

If you don’t have a backsplash, put one in. Have one that is absolutely outdated and no matter what you do, you can’t get it clean? Replace it. There are plenty of products that don’t require a lot of work to install, and can be done in a day. Peel and stick is the rage now, and can be the best quick fix that works with your budget.

Lighting Updates

Get creative with lighting. Add some under the cabinets, or along the tops of your cabinets if they don’t reach all the way up to the ceiling. If you want to really improve the lighting, consider switching your light fixtures (just take the proper precautions when working with electricity).

Replace Countertops

You need to be a bit handy if you want to swap out your countertops with updated materials like quartz. If you just want a quick fix without replacing the countertops, you can just cover them with granite countertop film, peel-and-stick tiles, contact paper, or even a paint kit!

Freshen Up Cabinets and Drawers

You don’t have to rip out cabinet doors and replace them to give them a new look. Instead, wrap them with architectural vinyl wrap! If you want less hassle, use adhesive-backed wraps. If you’re patient and don’t mind the extra work, use heat-activated wraps. Either way, the new look will cost much less than replacing the doors and drawers, and having to paint or treat the cabinet boxes.

Change Out Fixtures

Once you’ve updated the cabinets and drawers, throw on new pulls and knobs! Then, take it a step further and replace your kitchen faucet with something that complements not just your cabinets, but also the new handles and knobs on your cabinets and drawers. Finally, pick new lighting fixtures and even a brand new ceiling fan, too.

Revitalize Your Kitchen

When you’re not interested in doing everything yourself, you can still revitalize your kitchen at a budget-friendly price. Professionals can work with the layout of your kitchen and provide cosmetic updates at various prices.

Love the style of your kitchen cabinets, but the old honey oak isn’t your style – no problem. You don’t have to replace cabinet doors and drawers to create a more modern and sleek look. Have your cabinets sanded to the natural wood, and stain them with a brand new shade that makes your heart happy! Or, after sanding, have them primed and painted, to give them a total transformation.

Once the kitchen cabinets and drawers are updated, find the perfect knobs and handles to complete the look!

Kitchen specialists can also remove and install new countertops, install a beautiful backsplash, and even handle flooring, too. When you don’t have to worry about gutting it out, and moving plumbing or electrical, a kitchen upgrade becomes a far more achievable dream for homeowners.

Say No to Gutting Out Your Kitchen

Homeowners do not have to gut out their kitchens to update them. When the flow and feel of the kitchen works, a full gut is not necessary. Simple things like painting walls or swapping out kitchen fixtures, can be all that’s needed to stop the daily cringe as your coffee brews! Instead, you’ll look forward to gazing around your gorgeous updated kitchen as you sip your morning brew.

Upgrade Your Kitchen with Professional Help

Is your kitchen ready for a facelift? Upgrade with ease.