As any homeowner knows, no matter how much you love your home, eventually it starts to feel like it could use some updating and refreshing in certain areas. This can be especially true of the kitchen, where you spend so much time cooking and enjoying meals that you probably don’t want to think about all day long. Thankfully, there are plenty of budget kitchen projects you can take on, from small upgrades to large-scale remodels, that will refresh your space and give you something fun to do on the weekends or when you have free time. Here are some of the budget kitchen projects…
1) Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Painting kitchen cabinets is a budget DIY project that can have a big impact on your kitchen’s appearance. Whether you’re going for a classic style or just want to breathe new life into an outdated look, painting cabinets is one of those things that has instant Wow! factor—and not just because it makes your kitchen look great. Painting cabinets saves money by adding value to your home without breaking your budget. Since painting cabinets costs far less than replacing them, painting could pay for itself in as little as two years and really add value to your home. When it comes time to sell, refreshed paint jobs are highly coveted features and can even raise your asking price by thousands of dollars.
2) Tin-Tile Backsplash
A tin-tile backsplash can add a unique look and feel to any kitchen. Tin tiles have been used in kitchens since the Victorian era. The tin tiles are ideal for cleaning purposes, as they are typically resistant to moisture and easy to clean. The downside is that they are expensive, making them a project best done if you’re planning on staying in your home for several years or renovating your kitchen in general. In order to install tin-tile backsplashes you’ll need experience with tile cutting and grouting, as well as some special tools such as tile nippers or snips, angle grinders and paint scrapers.
3) Swap Out the Faucet
Replacing an old faucet is a great DIY kitchen project. The average cost of a faucet and installation is $100. That’s basically free when you consider that it will likely sell for more than $200 at your local home improvement store! Replacing it yourself not only saves you money, but it’s also a great way to learn about home improvements so you can do other projects down the road. Think of it as an investment in your future skills!
4) Concrete Island countertops
Slabs of concrete make for incredibly durable, low-maintenance countertops. They are easy to clean, impervious to staining, and will last for decades. There are tons of ways you can get creative with your concrete island countertops—you can even add decorative designs by embedding items like seashells into them before they dry (just be sure to wear protective gloves). You may need help from a professional with heavier or more complex jobs, but it’s likely that a builder will be able to help you if you need an island installed.
5) Change your ceiling lights
Changing your kitchen ceiling lights can have a huge impact on how you feel in your kitchen. Since most of us spend lots of time in our kitchens (and, even if we don’t, they are usually where we feed guests), improving your lighting is a great way to give them some new life. If you feel like it’s time for a change but don’t want to go through all of the trouble of remodeling, try installing some new ceiling lights. There are tons of ways you can dress up your kitchen with new lights! also check out ways to protect your kitchen floor