How to Renovate a Kitchen on a Budget

Kitchens are the #1 remodel project homeowners go for. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking, relaxing, and entertaining, so transforming an outdated dark space into a sleek version will truly make you look forward to coming home! 


There are always different extents that you can go to with your renovation projects, from completely starting over to just updating appliances. After nailing down your list of needs and wants as well as a budget, here’s some tips on how to renovate a kitchen on a budget:


Choose a focal point

When choosing fun aspects like backsplashes and countertops, it can be tempting to choose the most extravagant pieces. However, to renovate a kitchen on a budget, choosing just a few spots to splurge on not only saves you money but also keeps the space feeling open and balanced. Mixing patterns can be fun, but there’s a balance to maintain so you don’t overwhelm the room ⚖️ For example, instead of putting a detailed backsplash across all of the walls, choose one main spot so it can shine. 

Update lighting 

Lighting changes the mood of any room. Switching out your outdated, yellow lights to something more bright literally sheds a new light on your experience in the space. 


Plus, don’t forget to include optional natural light! Choose the right spots for windows and install curtains/shades for privacy when needed.

Paint/open up cabinets

Cabinets are a major part of a kitchen, but when planning to renovate a kitchen on a budget, you can go for refinishing or painting them rather than replacing them all together. If you’re working with a smaller space and want a cheap way to make it feel more open, try taking the doors/glass panels off for revealed storage!

Work with current plumbing

Plumbing, especially in a kitchen, can add up fast. By working with where the current plumbing is installed, you can save enough to spend on updating appliances!

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