Homeowners are looking for inexpensive ways to update their homes. Everyone knows that kitchen remodels can cost a small fortune and in these uncertain, economic times folks are hesitant to spend a lot of their hard-earned money now. But there are ways to make improvements to your kitchen without breaking the bank. Here are few helpful suggestions to upgrade your kitchen without the hassle and expense of a full kitchen remodel.
Change your knobs and handles. This simple action can really dress-up your cabinets. Be sure to buy your knobs or handles with the same drill pattern as your existing knobs and handles. That makes for a much easier knob/handle swap-out. If you don’t currently have knobs and handles, have a professional install them for you. It may be too risky for the average homeowner to complete on their own because if you miss drill the holes, you may be on the hook for a couple of new doors! Replacing a couple doors isn’t bad cost-wise, it’s having the new doors match your existing cabinet finish. You may be opening a whole new can of worms if you decide to do it yourself.
The condition of your existing countertop will determine what you should do about your countertop. If you currently have tile and you either like it or are content with it, you may just want to get your grout removed and replaced with a different color.
If you want to replace your countertops you have many choices; granite, quartz, laminate, stainless steel, etc. They all have pros and cons pertaining to their price, durability, color selections, stain resistance, etc. Countertop selection should be considered on price, budget, how long you plan on staying in your home and your cooking and entertaining habits.
You know when the time is right to replace your kitchen flooring. Thank goodness you have plenty of flooring options for your kitchen. Again, the flooring material you choose should be determined by how you use your kitchen. Vinyl is best for resisting dents. They look good and last a long time and are easy to install. Wood gives a warm feel to your kitchen but costs more that vinyl flooring. You may think about saving money by shopping discount stores that offer deals on overstocked flooring. Tile flooring is for kitchens that have a bigger budget. This is a natural material and offers many options. Tile tends to resist wear and isn’t damaged easily.
If replacing or refacing your existing kitchen cabinets is totally out of the question, then you might want to consider having your cabinets refinished. Kitchen cabinet refinishing can save homeowners money since they are able to keep their existing cabinets and cabinet refinishing is very affordable. It is also a fast process and will give the homeowner years of life on their cabinet refinishing. The typical kitchen cabinet refinishing project takes about one day to complete but will last for many years to come. You do have an option to darken your cabinets with the cabinet refinishing process.
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