If you have an older home, the kitchen may also be a little (or a lot) outdated, which means it may be time for some renovations. To do a complete kitchen remodel can cost thousands of dollars, and you may not be able to afford it. Instead, you can set a budget of what you can spend and do the things that are the most important. Here are some budget friendly renovation ideas to help you bring your kitchen back into the twenty first century:
1. Changing The Lighting For Modern Fixtures
The old lighting in your kitchen may not be just out of style. It can also be inefficient, which is why you may want to consider more modern lighting designs. This is something that you can do a little bit at a time, such as adding under cabinet lighting and another time changing the ceiling fixtures. This is a simple improvement that can make a big difference in the design of your kitchen.
2. Updating Cabinets With New Facing And Hardware
The cabinets in your kitchen may also be outdated, but it can be costly to completely replace them. Instead, consider using the same frames if they are in good shape. You can then reface the cabinets with new materials, doors and hardware. This can be an affordable way to breathe new life into your kitchen.
3. Replacing Outdated Countertops With Modern Solid Surface Materials
Counter tops are something that you may want to spend a little more money on. Today, there are many solid surface options. If you can afford it, granite counters can look great in a modern kitchen. Another option that is a little more affordable is to have synthetic solid surface counter tops installed, which are just as durable as real stone.
4. Upgrading Appliances And Mechanical Systems In The Kitchen
The appliances your kitchen can also be updated. You may want to consider things like a glass range to give your kitchen new style. You can also replace things like plumbing fixtures and have the appliances faced to match your cabinetry. This is another project that you may want to do a little at a time to make it more affordable.
These are some ideas that can help you get your kitchen update without busting your wallet. If you need help with some of the most important improvements, contact a general contractor like Matrix Construction Ltd to get help with redesigning your kitchen for your budget.