If you don’t keep a close eye on your spending, renovations can end up costing you just as much as building a house — no seriously these things can get pretty expensive. To avoid the overwhelming renovation costs it’s best to start small, don’t try to redo the entire house just pick a room and work your way from there. For many people the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house (after all that’s where the food is cooked). A kitchen facelift can totally transform your home and you don’t have to break the bank to do it either.
Change cabinet handles
Your cabinets will appear totally transformed and brand new if you swap out the old handles for some shiny new ones. It’s a quick and easy update that won’t break the bank, and there are some really nice cabinet handles to choose from. Whether you want something quirky and cute like handles in the shape of forks and spoons, or you prefer simple and sophisticated; you can really play around with the available options.
Change the backsplash
This is another great way to update your kitchen, and you can really get creative with this. Don’t be afraid to try something funky that showcases your personality. Backdrops are very limited in square footage so even if you find a design that seems pricey you won’t be buying much of it anyway.
Update lighting fixtures
Rip out those decade old light fixtures and replace them with more current versions. Don’t underestimate the importance of lighting in a room it can totally transform the space so choose wisely. Think about how you want the light fixture to function in the kitchen. Do you want something decorative? Then chandeliers and sconces work well in this instance; accent lights add dimension to the space and for task lighting you want to choose selections that illuminates countertops, pantry closets and other important work spaces in the kitchen.
Change window treatments
Switching out your outdated window treatments can really spruce of the space. If you opt for dark colors it will give the area a romantic vibe, but bright colors such as white or yellow will make the space seem sunny and bright. The colors you choose will really set the mood for the space so decide how you want the kitchen to be.
Replace your countertops
You can actually get a new laminate surface for a few hundred dollars and there are many marble inspired options that are very cost effective- if you don’t like stone. Make sure to choose colors and styles that complement your cupboard, light fixtures and the other elements in your kitchen.