If you spend any time reading kitchen design magazines or browsing interior design websites, you probably think most of the kitchen remodels shown are fairly expensive and in most cases you’d be absolutely right. However, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to give your kitchen a fresh new look – especially if you don’t mind doing a little of the labor yourself. A budget friendly kitchen remodel can even be an ongoing project where you make improvements as your budget allows.
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You may not be able to swing that Sub-Zero refrigerator or Thermador range right now, but you can still give your kitchen a fresh new look by using these 3 inexpensive makeover tips.
You might be amazed at the difference a fresh coat of paint can make in your kitchen – especially if the existing color is off-white. Color chips are available at most home improvement and paint stores – let your imagination roam free when choosing a new hue for the room. Tools for the project are fairly inexpensive and as long as they’re cleaned properly, can be used again in the future.
Buying new cabinets doesn’t have to mean taking out a second mortgage on your home. Ready to assemble cabinets are often 30 to 40 percent cheaper than units from the large manufacturers and in some cases they may be higher quality. If you know what a screwdriver is and how to use it, you should be able to easily assemble these kitchen cabinets.
Changing your kitchen cabinet hardware may only take about an hour, but it can completely alter the look of the room. New hardware is available at many home improvement stores and you can also find it offered by online retailers. Pricing can range from very inexpensive to higher end products from restoration hardware specialists.
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Featured photo: Windsor White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets from the RTA Cabinet Store