We love a lot of things about what we do at Cabinet Outlet, but our favorite is helping our customers in Nashua, NH, create their dream kitchens. But we also know that many of our customers don’t have the budget to start from scratch and completely recreate their kitchen. If you are one of these customers, don’t worry! There are plenty of things you can do to upgrade your kitchen that won’t break the bank.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to renovate your kitchen on a budget.
Make some simple cabinet upgrades.
You don’t have to buy new cabinets to make them look new. You can repaint or finish them to give them a fresh feel. You can also do something as simple as replacing the hardware. Create focal points with a shiny finish, or go for a sophisticated look with brushed chrome or brass. But there’s no rule that says you have to use the same hardware throughout your kitchen. Experiment with colors and patterns until you find what you like.
If you’d like to try something a little more dramatic with your cabinets, you can remove some of the doors to create open shelving. This change can make a small kitchen feel larger and more open.
Do a little painting.
Your cabinets aren’t the only things you can paint. If it’s been a while since you painted the walls in your kitchen, it could be time for a fresh coat. You can stick with the color you have if you really like it, but this is a great opportunity to choose something new. If your kitchen doesn’t get a lot of natural light, choose a light, bright color. If there is a bolder color that you like but you don’t want to do your entire kitchen in it, consider adding an accent wall.
Add some more lighting.
More light makes everything better. If your fixtures are a little boring or don’t give off enough light, replace them with something brighter. You can also add under-cabinet lighting for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Under-cabinet lights are nice to leave on in the evening or a night when you don’t want the overhead fixtures on but still want some light in the kitchen. They also brighten up your counters so you can more easily see when you preparing food.