If you are looking to renovate your kitchen but don’t have a lot of money to spend on the project, there is still hope for you! Kitchen renovations and makeovers can be cheaper than expected if done right. You may also want to consider other areas in your home that could use some updating. This blog post will provide an overview of small scale renovation projects with step-by-step guides on how to renovate your kitchen.
Remove anything that is not needed or used often, such as appliances.
First, you need to remove anything not required or used often, such as appliances and any other items in your cupboards and pantry. Kitchen renovations can be an excellent time to donate old appliances like microwaves and fridges if they are still working well. If you have an older fridge with rust spots on the outside, it may be worth considering replacing this appliance during your renovation to get rid of the eyesore altogether!
Move the refrigerator to make room for a dishwasher (if you don’t have one)
You can move the fridge to create some room for a dishwasher. This is an excellent idea because you can keep the refrigerator in another room if it’s not being used. If your cabinets are flush against the wall, this might be not easy without moving other appliances, so take that into account when making your renovation plans.
Replace your countertops with ones that are more attractive and practical
Kitchen Renovations can be an excellent opportunity to add some character and personality into the space. The first step is to remove any old adhesive left behind from the previous countertop installation. Start by applying heat to soften it up, then use either an adhesive remover or even just warm soapy water with a rag if it’s only mildewed. After this has soaked for a while, wipe away what remains of the glue residue. Once all traces have been removed, apply epoxy adhesive Kitchen Counter Tops, which will provide a firm bond between themselves and your existing surface! After everything has dried completely, it’s essential to seal it off using poly.
Install new lighting fixtures over the sink to add brightness and ambience
Installing new light fixtures is a great way to make your kitchen feel new again, and it’s a relatively easy task, provided you have some basic wiring knowledge. Kitchen lighting is essential as it can affect both the appearance and function of your space. Start by removing the old light fixtures, then take measurements for the new ones. Once you have determined the size and type of light fixtures you want to purchase, install them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Paint your cabinets in a light colour to give yourself a fresh start
There is no reason why Kitchen Makeovers need to be expensive projects! Excellent results can often come from simple steps like repainting cabinet doors or replacing appliances – without having too much of an impact on the bank balance. Kitchen renovations don’t have to break the bank! Some significant kitchen improvements can happen simply by changing old hardware or paint jobs.
Kitchen cabinets should also be given some attention when renovating. You’ll want to start by giving them a fresh coat of paint using either eggshell finish spray paint or latex wall paint (paint colours will vary depending on what style you’re going for!). If your cabinets are in good condition, consider painting or staining them rather than replacing them entirely. Unless your cabinets are genuinely terrible, it is often cheaper (and less time consuming) to repaint or restain them rather than replace them entirely. Look for lighter colours that won’t make the space feel smaller; soft greys and off-whites tend to be best.
Add an island in the kitchen, so there is space for food preparation, cooking, and eating
If you still don’t have a kitchen island, it is time to consider having one installed. Kitchen islands offer many advantages like extra counter space, cabinets and drawers, and even a place to put your feet up while you cook or eat breakfast. They also make the kitchen more pleasant by giving people a place to gather around when cooking or eating together.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to make a dramatic difference in the look and feel of your kitchen. And if you are ready for an even more significant change, there are plenty more projects that will help transform your space into something functional and beautiful. If you’re looking for someone who knows kitchens inside out, give Newcastle Kitchen a call today! They would love to work with you on this project or any other upgrade that suits your needs.