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Home remodeling is an exciting and horrifying thing to go through. Yes, you want everything to look as you want it to, but do you really want to go through the process to make it look that way? Probably not. My blog is all about surviving a renovation project in your home. You will learn tips that will make it an easier process for your entire family. I have even included some easy to follow instructions for creating a make-shift kitchen to help you survive kitchen renovations without getting to know the pizza delivery guy more than you should.


surviving home renovation projects

Five Tips To Give Your Kitchen A Custom Makeover On A Budget

Maykel Sloothaak

If you are tired of the old, drab look of your kitchen, it may be time to give it a makeover. The only problem is that many kitchen remodeling projects can be quite costly. There are some options that you can use to change the look of your kitchen on a budget. Here are some things that you may want to consider for budget kitchen remodeling projects:

1. Organizing Storage And Cabinets To Save Space

When renovating your kitchen, storage is important and can give you more space. This can be done with cabinets that have integrated storage in them. If you are running low on space in your kitchen, consider improvements like small storage compartments in front of the sink. You can also have organizers built into cabinet doors to help keep your kitchen clutter free.

2. Affordable Options For Countertop Replacements

One of the things that may be a must for your renovations is replacing the worn and damaged counter tops. This can be done with many different materials, of which granite, stone and concrete will be the most costly. There are also newer composites available, which are just as durable and can be great for contemporary kitchen designs. They can even be solid colors, and made of epoxy resins that are one solid color, so damage and wear will not show up as easily as with MDF and other materials.

3. Renovating Cabinets To Change Appearance And Design  

There are also many ways that you can renovate your kitchen cabinetry. You can do by doing things like replacing cabinet doors and faces. If you want a contemporary design, there are also affordable cabinet options that can have open designs and include glass and modern materials. In some cases, you may be able to keep the structure of the cabinets and have them renovated with different materials.

4. Changing Lighting To Shine A Little Light In Dark Corners

The lighting in your kitchen is also important. If you are looking to save money, tearing out walls and adding windows is probably not an option. Lighting the dark areas with modern lighting can help improve your kitchen. You may want to consider strip lighting hidden in areas like trim and beneath cabinet edges. The strip lighting can give your kitchen more uniform lighting and eliminate dark corners.

5. Painting And Updating Hardware To Change Appearance  

Painting and changing hardware can also make a big different. Rather than just painting, consider doing different types of paint finishes or even murals to give your kitchen a unique, custom look. You can also use modern hardware with a contemporary design. If you are renovating cabinetry, you can also replace the visible hinges with newer hidden hinges to give your cabinets a clean look.

These are some of the options you have to restore your kitchen on a budget. If you are ready for more renovations and improvements to your kitchen, contact a cabinetry company like Encore Cabinets & Design and talk with them about the options for your budget.