Budget Kitchen Makeovers Without Breaking The Bank
Do you have a limited amount of money set aside for renovating your kitchen? Or, are you limited to how much you can afford to spruce up your kitchen? We have listed some cheap and effective ways you for your DIY makeover kitchen.
Stick to the existing kitchen layout
Keep your original design and avoid redirecting water and/or gas piping and electrical outlets. This will save you a lot of money and you will be able to complete the project by yourself.
The most effective and cheapest way to bring new life to any room is by painting it. A fresh coat of paint will rejuvenate the kitchen instantly.
Cupboards, drawers and benchtops are what dominate most kitchen spaces. Did you know you can paint over your laminated surfaces? With a little bit of preparation and the right tools and paints, you can completely modernise all the cupboards and benchtops. You can even change all the handles. It’s not as difficult as it may seem to achieve a flawless finish where you wouldn’t know that the cabinets are painted. Watch this video on DIY Painted Kitchen Cabinets.
Preparation Will Save You Time and Money
The most important step when painting your kitchen is planning and preparation.
What is your kitchen made of? Is it solid wood, laminate, or something else? Has it been previously painted? All the choices you make will depend on what your kitchen is made of and what condition it’s in. Before starting to do any painting or sanding give your cupboards a very thorough clean. Always use sugar soap for cleaning cupboards and walls you are going to paint as it’s really good at removing all grime and grease which can build up in a kitchen. Once you have achieved clean surfaces commence sanding them down. Sanding will remove and rough areas and also provide a great surface for your paint to adhere to.
Benchtops are not that expensive when you consider how much difference they can make to a kitchen. You can measure out your existing benchtop size and send the dimensions to a benchtop manufacturer and they will make and deliver your new top. Or, you can resurface your existing benchtop. There are some amazing techniques out there that will show you how to rejuvenate an existing bench or tabletop. Let your imagination run will with DIY epoxy countertops.
Taps and Sink
You may be thinking of replacing your existing sink and tap sets. Before you do take to them with a good abrasive cleaner. You might be surprised how new they can look with a good scrubbing.
Replace Existing Powerpoint Covers and Lighting
Now that you have painted your kitchen you can replace the old electrical covers and lights if you want. This is not expensive and can bring your “new” kitchen into the 21st century.