Cheap Ways to Update A Kitchen

Thom W. Conroy By Thom W. Conroy, 15th Mar 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Your kitchen can get a new look for a small price.

A little here, a little there

Even the most fashion-conscious among us will eventually experience the distress that accompanies an aging home, but by using a few cheap ways to update a kitchen a homeowner can maintain a great appearance while saving money. While some of the cheap ways to update a kitchen are simple as well as inexpensive, some of the others save money through the use of good old-fashioned labor by preventing the need for professional assistance to complete a remodel. If approached properly with good planning, using cheap ways to update a kitchen can save a homeowner hundreds if not thousands of dollars with an end result that is a true fashion statement.

One of the best cheap ways to update a kitchen begins with addressing how to spruce up boring wall space. The easiest way to accomplish this is to paint the walls a lively color using a latex paint and to follow it up with a decorative border that can either be stenciled or pasted to the walls. Another cheap way to update a kitchen is to add a few small but highly decorative shelves that can hold either nicknacks or can be used to position a few colorful houseplants. All of the aforementioned updates on a kitchen should collectively cost under $100 for an average kitchen.

Another of the very best cheap ways to update a kitchen is to give the counter areas a new look. This can be addressed by installing new hardware such as handles and pulls onto cabinets and in cases of severe wear, by refinishing wood cabinets or at the least by applying a coat of urethane. A cheap way to update a kitchen is to follow this up with new back splashes around the sink area and in the spaces between the cabinets and counter tops. An old looking sink area can be a cheap way to update a kitchen by simply installing new and more modern faucets and handles. These cheap ways to update a kitchen can be completed usually in the $100 to $150 range.

Finally, one of the most useful cheap ways to update a kitchen is through the installation of new flooring. Vinyl flooring tiles that are pre-glued can be installed very quickly and can often be purchased for $1 to $2 each. If a homeowner were to utilize all of the cheap ways to update a kitchen that have been mentioned here, the total cost would be approximately $400 to $500 for a complete new look.


Cabinets, Cheap Ways, Decorating, Flooring, Home Improvement, Kitchen, Money, Repairs, Shelves, Sinks, Walls

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A freelance writer living in Ohio, USA, writing on whatever topics catch my fancy.

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