“Home is where the heart is” and the heart of your home is the kitchen. As the setting for many of life’s most treasured moments, this room has served you well over the years, but it has grown tired. Yes, this “heart” is greatly in need of C.P.R.–a cheap and painless renovation.
Thankfully, there are many ways to breathe new life into your tired cooking space without breaking a sweat or the bank.
Grab a Brush
Walls. It is amazing what a huge impact a simple brush and a bucket of paint can have on a weary space. While painting the walls can spruce up the area in a hurry, you may not want to put your brush away yet. Your cabinets await.
Cabinets. Painting outdated cabinetry can give you a huge bang for your buck. In fact, “Easy, Low-Budget Ways to Improve Any Kitchen” recommends opting for a coat of basic white as this hue works well with all types of design styles from rustic to modern. Plus, it enables you to accessorize in any color at all.
Floor. While you have your painting tools out, you can also transform worn out wooden floors by giving them a lick of white, light grey, or soft blue paint as well.
Grab Some Grout
Nothing adds pizzazz to a drab kitchen space faster than a backsplash. Available in a plethora of shades, sizes, and finishes, this is a great way to showcase your personality without forking over a fortune.
Style at Home agrees, adding that because most backsplashes do not require a large number of tiles, you can splurge on fancy ones, add a mix of high-end and plain ones, or create a focal point with mosaics, mirror tiles, or other decorative options.
And, in case you have an aversion to working with grout, you can even opt for a peel-and-stick style.
Grab a Screwdriver
Old-fashioned or grungy pulls and knobs can make decent cabinets look tired and dated. By opting for a classic or modern style with clean lines, you can upgrade your kitchen’s look with very little effort.
This Old House utters valuable words of advice–before making a purchase, ensure that your new choice will fit in your existing hardware’s holes. And, before heading to the store, count how many pulls and knobs you will need and calculate your budgeted price per unit.