When it comes to updating your kitchen, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to make a major difference. With a little creativity and some elbow grease you can give your kitchen a facelift without breaking the bank and without having to hire a handy man. Below are some easy and cheap ways to make your kitchen magazine worthy.
Give outdated appliances a faux stainless steel look with stainless steel film paper. This adhesive paper comes in rolls like wallpaper and easily transfers over to refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, and other appliances smoothly. A roll of paper will cost anywhere from $30 to $50 bucks. Click here to shop for this faux stainless steel film adhesive.
It may sound like a lot of work to paint all your kitchen cabinets, but it’s a lot easier and cheaper than you might think. You can actually buy a cabinet paint kit at a hardware store, or go full out DIY and buy the paint and supplies yourself and spend anywhere from $50-$75. There are many different paints and finishes you can use but if you’re not the best painter we recommend using the highly popular chalk paint. Chalk paint is one of the easiest paints to apply and will leave your cabinets with a smooth finish. For more tips on painting your cabinets, click here.
This is where things can get expensive when renovating a kitchen, but if you’re looking for and easy way to make your existing counter tops look like new, purchase a counter top paint kit. You can buy these kits at practically any hardware store and they offer multiple color combinations. It’s and easy process of lightly sanding your counter tops, and painting them with the durable epoxy paint kit that resembles stone. Click here to see some of the options available for countertop paint kits.
The one thing that will probably have the most dramatic affect is painting the walls in the kitchen. If you’re trying to open up your kitchen and make it look larger, than we recommend going with a lighter color that compliments your cabinets. Painting a room will take a little more time and effort but the results will be worth it if your kitchen has an outdated color. Click here to find out tips on painting your kitchen and picking the perfect color.
Replacing your kitchen sink faucet and light fixtures will be the small detailed changes that will have a big impact. Instead of paying full price at Home Depot or Lowes, go to a salvage store and get faucets and light fixtures at a big discount. You can even go online and search sites like Craig’s List or Facebook buy and sell groups to find used ones that are still fairly new.