maple-natl-stain-finalOkay, so you want to do some kitchen remodeling, but don’t exactly have a lot of funds to work with. Well, I have definitely got some advice on some ways that will make your kitchen renovation and kitchen remodeling dreams come true that won’t put you in a financial crisis.

Kitchen Renovation – Giving your kitchen a “Face Lift”

First off, instead of thinking of your project as something that is going to be terribly expensive and time consuming, let me ease your mind of those thoughts by giving you 2 words that will change those thoughts and direct them in the way of thinking how affordable and painless this kitchen remodeling idea can be. Those 2 words are “face lift”. Kitchen renovation in a sense is exactly that, giving your kitchen a face lift.

By utilizing most of what you already have, you have already saved yourself a bunch of money. The general rule is, that if it’s not broken, then don’t fix it and if it looks like it’s dead, then bring it back to life. Now that we know that, then step back and start by taking a look at your cabinets. In most cases the cabinets get scratched on the insides from moving around your can goods or dishes around and in and out of the cabinets. Doing most of the work yourself, you can again save a good amount of money, and you will find that most of the work is fairly simple.

Cost Efficient Kitchen Upgrades

Remove the cabinet doors and the hinges. This will enable you to put a fresh coat of paint on the inside and outsides of your cabinets. Change the colors, be creative because after all you are the one who will be admiring them until the next time you feel the need for a change. There are many different types of paint so you want to use one that is durable and easy to clean. Search around for one that is not only durable, but within your budget. Many of paints promises to be the best but realistically they all have great potential so just buy one with a fair price, the amount you spend on it doesn’t make it any better or worse. At this point you have saved money by repainting the cabinets for your kitchen remodeling project so you can decide to buy new doors for the cabinets or just continue to paint them as well.

The countertops can be replaced and to save money, if the sink is in good shape, just reinstall it in the new counter tops. Like the paint, the cost can be affordable by searching around to find the bargains. Moving down to the floor. Kitchen renovation can be a messy project but sometimes it is necessary to completely remove what is there to install something completely different. Many times, when you are doing kitchen remodeling, by changing the floor out is the icing on the cake because it changes the whole look of the kitchen at first glance. If you like the tile and the grout is dirty, then simply clean or re-grout the floor. If not, then an affordable item to complete your kitchen renovation project is wood flooring that you can hire out to have someone else do it, since you have saved money by doing most of the work yourself, or buy it in bulk and install it yourself because you will find that it is easier than you might think.

So, all and all there are many affordable ways to do a kitchen renovation by simply giving that old dead kitchen some new life by giving it a face lift. You and your pocket will be glad you did.