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Clever DIY Kitchen Makeover Ideas When You’re On A Tight Budget

People fear kitchen makeovers because they’re known for being extremely complex projects and they also tend to cost a fortune.

So, if your budget is limited or if you’re not willing to invest a ton of money into financing a kitchen remodel, you might think that you’re going to be stuck with a dull and outdated kitchen for the rest of your life.

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Clever Diy Kitchen Makeover Ideas When You’re On A Tight Budget

Fortunately, that’s not the case. Spending too much time on Pinterest or following home & décor accounts on Instagram might give you the wrong idea that taking on a major home improvement project is beyond your financial means.

But people tend to forget that social media platforms are not the end-all-be-all of home renovation. Therefore, if you’ve been discouraged by what you’ve seen on the internet so far, it’s time to change the approach and look somewhere else for answers and inspiration.

It’s very much possible to give your kitchen the makeover it deserves without breaking the bank or tapping into your savings account. These DIY kitchen makeover ideas are going to show you how you can achieve great results with little money.

Paint It Out

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to breathe new life into your kitchen is with a fresh layer of paint. You have various options when it comes to changing the colors in your kitchen: you can either paint both the walls and the cabinets in your kitchen or you can paint only one of the two.

Maybe your kitchen furniture is lovely as it is, but your walls need a bit of TLC or maybe it’s the other way around.

Decide where you should focus your creativity, choose a color you love, and then you can get down to business. When in doubt, choose white, since the classic white kitchen will never go out of style.

This is a job you can definitely do on your own, as it doesn’t require special skills, and the results are definitely going to impress you.


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Install A New Backsplash

Since the kitchen backsplash is subjected to a lot of wear and tear over the years, it’s one of the elements that might require replacing at one point. If you have a very specific backsplash design in your kitchen, you might also grow tired of it sooner than expected.

The good news is that replacing your kitchen backsplash with a new one also gives you the opportunity to get creative and make a small but very impactful improvement. We suggest opting for a more subtle neutral backsplash that pairs well with any kitchen design, to ensure it withstands the test of time.

Replace Kitchen Doors

A lot of people dream about upgrading their kitchen cabinets to have them look like the ones featured in home and décor magazines, but they put their dreams on hold because purchasing new furniture is often beyond their current budget.

Replacing your whole kitchen furniture can be a costly affair indeed, but who says you have to go to such lengths to give your kitchen a refresh?

You can always give the impression of a complete kitchen remodel by replacing your kitchen doors with new ones. There’s a wide variety of styles and colors you can choose from, so finding a kitchen door design that would suit your space and fall within your price range shouldn’t be an issue.

Upgrade Your Cabinet Hardware

If replacing your kitchen doors is not necessary or if you find it’s too much work, upgrading your cabinet hardware is the next best thing. Hardware is a small detail that can make a major change in your kitchen.

Cabinet knobs pulls, and handles come in all styles, shapes, and sizes, so you can either choose something that will create a nice contrast with your cabinet design or opt for something more subtle to achieve a seamless look.

No matter which option you choose, new hardware will help you update your kitchen with minimal money and time investment.

Rethink Your Storage

Sometimes it’s not the furniture or appliances that you should focus on, but the way you use them and the small things that fill your kitchen.

Maybe you can’t see the potential behind the clutter. You might have great kitchen units and appliances, but if every corner of your kitchen is filled with utensils, equipment, and paraphernalia, your space will look uncomfortable and uninviting.

This is what happens when you have a storage problem. In this situation, all you have to do is look for smart storage solutions that can help you make the most of your space, such as deep cabinet organizers, pot racks, dividers, baskets and bins, rolling shelves, pull-out racks, etc.

Install Under-Cabinet Lighting

Since the kitchen is more than a pretty-looking room in your house, but also a working space where you prepare your meals, you’ll need good lighting to help you out. If your kitchen is not getting enough natural light, it’s time to step in and install proper lighting fixtures in key areas.

Under-cabinet lighting can be a great solution to get rid of the dark and shadowy parts of your kitchen and maximize your work area. You can also install new lighting fixtures to give the space some character – a statement chandelier can completely change the ambiance in a room.

Replace Your Countertops

Countertops take up a lot of real estate in your kitchen, so replacing your worn-out countertops with new ones is bound to make a visible difference.

You might think that installing new countertops will cost you a fortune, but nowadays you can find quite affordable options without making compromises on quality.

If you do decide to make this upgrade, it’s worth changing the countertops across the entire kitchen, so you don’t have outdated pieces contrasting with your new and sleek countertops.


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