Are you as surprised as me by all those budget kitchen makeovers that are out there? This only goes to show that even if your kitchen is as outdated as dirt, you can still transform it to a room you really love without burning the budget. Budgeting for a kitchen makeover can be quite challenging. What can you change in it and what can’t you change? I have gone through this process and here is what I have to offer you.
The very first thing you need to do before you embark on any budget kitchen makeover is to stop dreaming. It sounds simple but you must have stopped dreaming even just for the last five years because when people come to know about your situation they get depressed. If you do not stop dreaming about changing your old kitchen cabinets and other stuff they would not even bother giving you a second glance. Instead, focus on what you can do rather than what you cannot do. Do not forget that your kitchen cabinets need a coat of paint for them to look brand new. So do not think that a DIY approach will not help you because it will.
Next thing you need to consider is whether you want to go for a total makeover or just remodel your countertops, flooring, tiles, appliances, sinks, faucets, lighting and other fixtures. The countertops can be made from granite, quartz, marble, travertine, limestone and others. These options are widely available and are usually low on price. However, if you are looking to go for an authentic look that is beyond your budget, you may try a sinkology option instead. This sinkology material has hit the market lately with great results and is well within your budget.
A budget kitchen makeover can also involve painting, decorating and repainting your cabinets, countertops, flooring, windows and other fixtures. Painting options include those that are made of faux, oil-based and water-based paints. These options may have their own pros and cons. For instance, faux options are light in weight and easy to clean to water based paints that require professional cleaning every now and then and also require proper maintenance.