Do It Yourself Kitchen Remodeling

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by Brent Walker
(New Orleans, USA)

Kitchen remodeling can be an expensive and time-consuming task. With everything potentially involved in a kitchen remodel, the costs can skyrocket higher and higher every day of the project.

You don’t have to break the bank if you don’t want to, though. There are some ways you can still change the look of your kitchen for a fraction of what it would cost to do a major remodel.

Here are five ways you can remodel your own kitchen on a budget:

1.) Painting – 
Painting is the simplest thing you can do to change the look of your kitchen without knocking down walls. Not only can you update the color of your walls, but you can paint a room to make it appear more spacious, too.

2.) Tiling – 
Tiles can change the look of your kitchen and modernize it if it seems outdated. Using tiles as a backsplash on the wall or covering your floor with them can give your kitchen the appearance of a major renovation even when you didn’t have to call in the professionals.

3.) Cabinets – 
Replacing your cabinets can be costly. You can get the same effect and spend a little less if you just change the existing cabinetry. Paint them and add new hardware that reflects an updated style.

If cabinet space is your dilemma, then you might want to replace your existing ones with unfinished cabinets, saving you money. You can then go back and paint them or make them any style you want.

4.) Lighting – 
You’d be amazed at how a different light fixture can change the whole look of your kitchen. Try going with an elegant light fixture or even anexotic looking ceiling fan/light fixture to breathe life into your remodeling project.

5.) New Appliances – 
Purchasing new appliances can be a costly way to remodel your kitchen, but it can still save you money compared to a major overhaul.

Plus, if you update your kitchen with energy-saving appliances, you’ll get your money back over time. You may want to try stainless steel appliances, or change the color scheme from black to white.

These small changes can give the illusion of major remodeling, and no one but you will know the truth. The eyes of your visitors are drawn to the changes you made in your kitchen, so your friends and family aren’t likely to notice that you didn’t fully change things out unless you choose to tell them.

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Updated: February 21, 2014 — 3:24 am

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