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Tips For Updating Your Kitchen When Working With A Budget

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If you have the desire to update your kitchen but you do not have a lot of money to work with, you might find that you are feeling a little discouraged. However, by following a few, or all, of the following tips, this should not be an issue at all. You might even find that these tips will provide you with some inspiration of additional things that you can afford to do in your kitchen.

Paint The Cabinets

One of the biggest expenses in a kitchen remodeling job is the replacement of the kitchen cabinets. If your cabinets are still in good shape, but just lacking personality or have obviously seen better days when that style was a thing, you will want to take action. Instead of trying to figure out where you will find thousands of dollars in your remodeling budget, you can simply opt for kitchen cabinet painting. Make sure that you are first properly preparing the surface of the cabinets so the paint will hold. This means thoroughly cleaning them and then giving them a light sanding. If possible, remove the cabinets from the walls for the paint job.

Add New Hardware

If you have not replaced the drawer knobs or cabinet handles in a long time, or possibly ever, now would be a great time to do this. There are a lot of affordable options at your local home improvement stores. You might even be able to find more affordable knobs and handles at second hand remodeling supply stores. All you need is enough to cover all of your cabinets and drawers, a screwdriver, and a few minutes of time and you can add a new look to your kitchen for very little money.

Paint And Add A Wallpaper Border

You can paint all of the walls one color, or simply add a new color to one wall and make that your accent wall in the room. Adding wallpaper border along the top of the wall or even along the middle of the walls can be a great way to update the look of the kitchen while showing off some of your personality. It can really personalize the space, especially if you can find a wallpaper boarder that is unique. This may be able to be easily done online and you can have it shipped to your home.

For more inspiration, you will want to look online or in magazines for photos of kitchens that you admire and think about how you can recreate that look on a smaller budget. Contact a company, like elite painting, for more help.