Redoing Your Kitchen on a Budget of $1,000 or Less

Posted on May 18 2016 - 12:02pm by Andrea Davis
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kitchenDo you want to give your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank? You may have to skip the custom cabinetry, but a few key changes can make a huge difference. Here are five budget-friendly ideas to freshen up your kitchen:

1. Swap out the hardware

New hardware isn’t expensive, but it can make a big difference in the overall look of your kitchen. Kitchen hardware ranges from rustic to modern, so you won’t have a problem finding the perfect addition to your existing decor. When you go shopping, bring a current drawer pull to ensure your new pieces match the size of your old hardware.

2. Buy a new faucet

A new faucet is an easy way to create a stunning focal point in your kitchen. Look for a finish and style that works well with your kitchen's aesthetic. Also, for a simple installation, make sure your new fixture matches your existing faucet’s size and layout.

3. Try a stainless steel laminate backsplash

Many homeowners love the sleek, contemporary look of a stainless steel laminate backsplash. Stainless steel laminate works with most kitchen styles and color schemes, and doesn’t cost a fortune to install.

4. Install a ceiling fan

Ceiling fans cool your kitchen while adding visual interest to the room. When you’re shopping for a new fan, look for an Energy Star-rated model. Energy-efficient fans can cut your summer cooling expenses by as much as 40 percent.

5. Think outside the box

Don’t be afraid to get creative if you’re working with a limited budget. Repaint or refinish your old cabinets for an entirely new aesthetic. Or, update your lighting fixtures with stylish, modern replacements.

You don't need to spend big bucks to give your kitchen a fresh and inviting look. With some strategic shopping and a few DIY tricks, you can give your kitchen a brand new look without breaking the bank.

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  1. Bethany Thomson May 25, 2016 at 4:39 am - Reply

    I agree with this article, to make your kitchen look new without spending too much money do it on your own and buy new appliances and leave everything else the same.

  2. Don Mayer May 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    What are your suggestions for flooring?

    • Carol Temple May 31, 2016 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Cost will be dependent on the size of your kitchen. First choice is always hardwood as it provides the most bang for the buck. Second choice would be flagstone; not cheap but extremely durable, both classic and up-to-date. Never will go out of style.

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