You can create a functional and inviting kitchen your entire family will enjoy without spending a fortune. The average cost of a kitchen remodel is $12,700 to $33,200. Instead of breaking the bank, get rid of that remodeling itch with these ten DIY kitchen updates, all for less than $100.
Refresh the Sink
Give your chrome sink a fresh look when you paint it. Use sandpaper and a $4 can of spray paint designed for metal to freshen up your sink for a fraction of the cost you would have to pay as a replacement. If painting isn’t your thing, upgrade the tap, a central point in your kitchen. Choose a stylish tap or design that suits your personality.
Hang a New Light
A decorative light enhance the look and feel of your kitchen, costing just $30 to $90. Choose an original, rustic or chrome light to match your existing décor or kitchen colour. Alternatively, you can add a statement floor lamp or hang battery-powered LED lamps for $8 under or in the cupboards-two smart and inexpensive ways to increase lighting and a cosier and more welcoming kitchen too Create.
Paint the Cabinets
A coat or two of paint or stain allows you to update your cabinets on a budget. Refinish all the cabinets in the kitchen with a kit for around $75, or focus only on the doors, trim, or shelves to cut costs. For best results and to maximize your time and money, spend adequate time on prep and follow these tips:
- Thoroughly clean each surface.
- Fill in nicks or holes with wood putty.
- Sand the surfaces between paint or stain layers.
- Allow the paint to dry completely.
Create a Colorful Backsplash
A splash of colour on the wall catches the eye and creates an exciting atmosphere in the kitchen. You can create a DIY ceramic backsplash for $25 per square foot or a stainless steel backsplash for $36 per square foot. You can also choose tile, adhesive or panel color. When completed, your colored or textured backsplash will be visually appealing over your sink or behind your oven.
Your cabinet handles and drawer pulls may seem insignificant, but they make a big impact on your kitchen’s appearance and style. With your new hardware, a few tools and a bit of time, you’ll add personality and style to your kitchen. The average kitchen has 40 drawer pulls or knobs, so browse your local big box store for an affordable set of hardware. For fine vintage, decorative, or colorful hardware, check out local estate sales or a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Customize your kitchen and maximize its space when you transform an empty wall, cluttered drawer, or unused cabinet into storage for pantry items, cookbooks, or pans. The cost of this kitchen improvement depends on the size, type, and finish of the shelving units, single shelves, pull-out trays, lazy Susans, and other storage options you choose.
Dress Up Decor
Now it’s a wonderful time to update your kitchen décor and make sure the space reflects your personality and style. For a few euros, replace worn rugs, boring curtains and collectibles you no longer love, with a new floorRuner, bright fabric curtains and beautiful artwork.