Budget-Friendly Adjustments for Your Kitchen Remodel

Budget-Friendly Adjustments for Your Kitchen Remodel

If you are looking to incorporate custom kitchen design elements into your kitchen remodel without spending a fortune, you may be looking for simple yet effective adjustments to make. In this article, we will cover various adjustments you can make to elevate your kitchen space without spending hundreds of dollars or tearing your entire kitchen down and changing the kitchen layout entirely. These elements can be implemented regardless of the size of your kitchen or house - small changes can go a long way.

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  • Take a Look at Your Fixtures and Fittings

A simple yet effective way to upgrade your kitchen is to upgrade your fixtures and fittings, with a specific focus on upgrading your faucet. Whether you have one sink or more in your kitchen space, changing out the faucets is a great way to add some interest to your custom kitchen design. It is important to remember that not only are sink faucets one of the most used elements of a kitchen, but it is also a focal point. You want to ensure that you are swapping out your kitchen faucet for one that is part of your upcoming kitchen style, in addition to being functional as it will be used tremendously. Changing your kitchen faucets will also be extremely cost effective as it is something you can easily do yourself. Tip: to ensure you will not end up renovating the entire sink area of your kitchen space, ensure you are purchasing a new faucet that is compatible with the current sink and faucet set up you have.

  • Upgrade Your Backsplash
    Upgrading your backsplash is another budget-friendly way to elevate your custom kitchen design. A backsplash is the wall area that you can find behind the countertop space which protects the wall from food splatter during cooking, while typically adding some interest or color in kitchens. If you have a small area of backsplash, you can opt to have the backsplash removed and a new one installed. However, this may not always be possible if there is a large area that needs to be upgraded as this can get expensive. Luckily, there are many alternative options for updating the backsplash that does not involve tearing it down! Depending on the style of kitchen you are aspiring to have, many people are choosing to purchase decals which go over the existing backsplash. Decals such as wood, textured tiles and solid paint colors (such as white or gray backsplash) are just some of the options that are available and are cost effective while making the biggest impact in your kitchen remodel.
  • Update Your Flooring
    An up and coming, budget friendly way to assist in the creation of your dream kitchen is by upgrading the flooring using a material called "microcement". Ripping up old flooring, purchasing new flooring and having it installed can be expensive, so this is a way to save costs using a modern solution.

Microcement is a coating which can be applied to a wide array of surfaces, flooring being the most popular. Microcement is a combination of cement, water based resins, additives and mineral pigments and works perfectly on surfaces including tile and plaster, and can be used for either indoor or outdoor surfaces. A bonus to using microcement within your kitchen space is that it is waterproof, making it the perfect solution for kitchen spaces while being the most versatile, easy, and cost effective way to create a dramatic upgrade to your kitchen design. Another benefit to utilizing microcement, is that it allows you to truly create a product that is unique to your space, as microcement comes in a wide variety of finishes, thicknesses and colors. It is versatile while being aesthetically pleasing, which is a huge bonus when renovating any space while on a budget.

  • Paint the Walls and Cabinets
    Another cost effective way to upgrade your kitchen remodel while staying on track with your budget is by giving your walls and cabinets a facelift by painting them; this is a very inexpensive way to transform a space. If choosing to go down this route, it is important to remember that both walls and cabinets are a major feature within the kitchen space, so it is important to use durable paint that will last.

In a kitchen setting, upper cabinets are arguably the first thing that will be noticed, with shaker cabinets following closely behind. Because they are a focal point, you want to ensure that you are painting all of your cabinets a neutral color that compliments the overall theme of the room. A popular choice for many people is to go with white cabinetry as this is a neutral base allowing for other accent colors and textures to be used in the space. White cabinets also give the illusion of a clean, sharp looking kitchen and can really update a space quite quickly. White cabinets will also never go out of style and are easy to match with your kitchen counter (ie. if you have quartz countertops or marble countertops, it will match with either perfectly), so it's an easy upgrade that will be sure to keep for years to come.

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Upgrade The Range Hood Over the Stainless Steel Appliances
If you are partial to a little DIY, upgrading the range hood above your oven is an amazing way to achieve the feel of an upgraded kitchen. Purchasing a new range hood can be pricey, so we recommend upgrading your range hood by creating a "range hood cover." Although building a range hood cover does not change the floor plan or your kitchen layout, it does provide a drastic uplift and can easily be customized to the theme of your kitchen. A range hood cover is essentially a stylish box that goes over your hood range, covering the range hood entirely. A benefit to utilizing this method is that you can build whatever style you like, and it can frequently be adjusted as needed through different paint colors. Some people choose to use different trims as well, incorporating different colors and textures together.

If you have any questions or need some assistance or inspiration for your budget-friendly kitchen remodel, please contact us today!

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