Inexpensive Kitchen Makeovers
5 DIY Renovation Ideas for an Inexpensive Remodel
Having a budget doesn’t mean you can’t transform your kitchen from it’s outdated style to something fresh and unique. With a little planning and creativity, you can do your own kitchen makeover on a budget, that looks anything but cheap. Here are a few DIY tips for kitchen renovations that will save you money without sacrificing style.
Starts with Smart Planning
An inexpensive kitchen makeover key is to avoid over-purchasing unnecessary materials. In order to avoid splurges, design the project ahead of time, from flooring to lighting to appliances. By planning ahead you’ll have a better idea of what exactly you need, how much of it you will need, and what tasks you’ll have to hire a professional for rather than doing it yourself. Once you’re design is finished, take some time to look for deals on the materials and labor you need.
Save on Flooring
Flooring updates are high priority in most DIY makeovers. If you still want to keep your kitchen remodel inexpensive, you can improve the look of your current flooring rather than installing something new.
Restore Tile Floors
If you see your tiles and grout have discolored over time, restore them with a good deep-clean. Clean porcelain and ceramic tile surfaces with a pH-neutral, soap-less floor cleaner. Bring life back to your grout lines by hiring a grout restoration service, this is much cheaper than replacing your grout. Once the grouts cleaned, you can prevent future stains and discoloration by having your floors color-sealed. You can also use this process to restore tile counter tops and back splashes.
Restore Hardwood Floors
Replacing hardwood flooring is definitely going to throw your budget-friendly renovation off. Hardwood flooring is expensive and requires professional installation. Restore your existing hardwood with these steps:
- Vacuum your floors as often as possible to remove abrasive particles.
- When washing your floors, use a pH-neutral floor cleaner.
- Protect your floor by applying a few coats of wood finish that contains a mixture of polyurethane and acrylic
A wood finish can be applied easily using a microfiber mop and will last about two years, at which point you’ll want to apply a new coat.
Makeover Your Cabinets & Countertops
Cabinets are one of the most expensive parts of any kitchen makeover, and while counter tops are not as costly, they are one of the easiest areas to cut down the cost on by being smart about your choice of material.
Cut Cabinet Costs
Channel your inner thrifty DIY renovator and cut cabinet costs with these ideas:
- Paint your existing cabinets and change the hardware instead of replacing them.
- Remove existing cabinet doors and replace with doors in an updated style.
- Choose a laminate or Thermofoil option if you’re set on replacing existing cabinetry.
Cut Countertop Costs
There are several ways to keep your cheap kitchen remodel on track when it comes to countertops:
- Choose laminate, tile or solid surfacing if replacing existing countertops.
- Stay away from granite and solid stone materials.
- Install new countertops yourself—most budget-friendly options are also DIY-friendly.
By following these tips you will easily save money in your inexpensive kitchen makeover. Remember that no matter how small your renovation may be, you could run into things that are unforeseeable. You may end up with more waste materials than you anticipated, if that happens call us at Waste Solutions 123! We provide affordable roll off dumpsters that can easily help tackle the mess.