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5 Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodels

Sometimes our kitchens need a refresh but we don’t have the time or money to do a complete kitchen remodel. Here are five ideas for doing a kitchen remodel on a budget.

Choose a Neutral Color Scheme Throughout

Selecting one of today’s popular neutrals will give your kitchen a fresh look while ensuring that it doesn’t go out of style soon. Consider your current kitchen color scheme as well as any future changes you plan to make. Planning ahead will ensure that you have a cohesive end result if you are making changes over time.

Updating the wall color is an inexpensive option and, for those who are adventurous, can be done yourself. For those who are extra handy, consider painting your cabinets. It’s much less expensive than replacing the cabinets while giving a whole new look to your St. Charles, IL kitchen. Adding or changing a backsplash and grout color are also budget-friendly ways to give your kitchen a fresh look. Consider choosing a neutral for cabinets and backsplash that won’t become out of date quickly to get the most for your money.

If you are doing a kitchen remodel in your St. Charles, IL home on a budget, consider adding color by changing out window treatments, rugs, accessories, and other décor items. These can be replaced more easily and inexpensively when trends change.

Match Your Appliances

If you’ve been in your home for a while, you have probably had to replace an appliance or two at different times. If your kitchen currently has appliances that don’t match, consider ordering new faces for those that are in good condition. For example, you can replace the front of a dishwasher or refrigerator for much less money than it would cost to replace them, but gives the appearance of uniformity. Your appliances can play a supporting role in your kitchen, rather than being the focal point for all the wrong reasons.

Add a Workspace

Let’s face it, most of us are spending more time in our homes than we used to and who doesn’t need more space? We’ve come to appreciate the need for our homes to have multifunctional space, and the kitchen is no exception.  When doing a kitchen remodel on a budget for your St. Charles, IL home, consider adding an island or other multifunctional workspace. This can give you more room for meal prep, homework and home office needs. You can either work with an existing color scheme or choose a complementary contrasting color that changes the look and feel of the room.

Update Hardware, Fixtures, and Lighting

By replacing your current light fixtures, hardware, and faucets, you can change the look of your kitchen. If you currently have more traditional hardware, for example, swap it for something more chic and modern, and then follow suit with complementary lighting and faucets. You will make a statement without doing another thing to your kitchen. Make sure to plan in advance what other changes you intend to make during your kitchen remodel, to ensure that everything you do will work with your desired design aesthetic. 

Keep Your Existing Layout

If you do want and need to make more major changes during your St. Charles, IL home kitchen remodel, you will save a great deal of money by keeping the existing layout of the room intact. The cost of the project will go up considerably when plumbing, electrical outlets, and gas lines need to be moved.

Before starting any remodel, it’s a great idea to consult with a professional and get a quote for your project. They may save you time and money in the long run. Call Slaten at (630)584-2255 for a free estimate.

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