How To Remodel Kitchen On A Budget

If you’re looking to do a kitchen makeover, you might be thinking that it will cost you a fortune.

We know that it’s expensive to hire the right people to do the job, get new materials, furniture and appliances, but with our easy kitchen remodel ideas, you’ll see that you can do the job yourself in a short amount of time, without even having to get professional help!

Use a bright and classic color

Use a bright and classic color

A great trick to open up space would be to use the same color to paint the entire room; this way, your kitchen will look brighter and will also have a nicer flow. A light blue, like Blue Balm, which we used, is perfect for a small to medium sized kitchen. You can also go for a neutral color, or even white if you’re looking to make things as simple as possible.

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Only paint around the cupboard areas

Only paint around the cupboard areas

Don’t forget to only paint around where the cabinets and cupboards will go. It might not look very inviting now, but you’ll see that once you put the furniture in its place, the kitchen will look great, and you’ll save a lot of money that would otherwise be wasted on paint which can’t even be seen.

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Paint all your extra spaces white

Paint all your extra spaces white

If you have an extra available space, such as a sunroom, just go for the simplest color possible – white. It looks great on timber texture, and there’s not much you can do wrong when you’re using kitchen remodeling colors that are so easy to work with.

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Choose vinyl planks for the flooring

Choose vinyl planks for the flooring

If you’ve also decided to remove your old floor tiles, you’ll notice that using real timber which looks nice can prove to be a bit expensive. Like so, our easy kitchen remodel ideas include using some vinyl planks which can easily be used without any professional help.

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Start applying the vinyl planks

Start applying the vinyl planks

Applying the vinyl planks is one of the easiest tasks to consider when you remodel your kitchen. You can find vinyl planks which peel and stick to the floor, so you just have to find a straight line and then start applying.

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Putting the vinyl floor together

Putting the vinyl floor together

This alternative will save you a lot of money, this kind of floor is incredibly easy to lay, you don’t even need a special adhesive to do it. The cost of remodeling a small kitchen will lower considerably if you save on using this kind of floor tiles, which offer beauty and easy maintenance, and are also DIY-friendly.

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Do some online research for the furniture

Do some online research for the furniture

Some of our easy kitchens remodel ideas include using the internet to find the best bargains for your kitchen furniture. Since this kind of pieces holds very well over time, you can start to look for furniture that has already been used, but still looks good enough and doesn’t have any flaws. New furniture can really sink your budget, so be a savvy shopper and just go online to buy every piece of furniture second hand.

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Go for second-hand appliances

Go for second hand appliances

Another tip that will lower the cost of remodeling a small kitchen includes purchasing appliances second hand. It always proves to be a real bargain, and you’ll notice that you can find great quality items which have not even been used a lot, sometimes as good as new. You can buy a microwave, a cooktop oven and a dishwashing machine for just a few hundreds of dollars.

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Use standard sized units for your cupboards

Use standard sized units for your cupboards

If you go for standard-sized units, you can easily move them around to make the most out of your available space. Just use the right machinery to put it all together – you don’t even have to buy any machinery to drill holes in your cupboards, just rent it from your local hardware store.

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Remodel kitchen cabinet doors

Remodel kitchen cabinet doors

When you get the step where you remodel kitchen cabinet doors, you just have to fit together with your units, just like you would with a life-sized jigsaw puzzle. Make sure they fit correctly in just the right spaces.

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Maximize the space by using a kitchen island

Maximize the space by using a kitchen island

You can easily consolidate everything in one island in the middle of the room. A kitchen island is one of the best remodeling ideas for small kitchens. You’ll add storage, style and even extra seating with a standalone kitchen island.

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Hire a professional to do the plumbing

Hire a professional to do the plumbing

Yes, we know that a DIY project means that you have to do things on your own, but when it comes to the plumbing part, it’s important to look for a little bit of help. If you’re not skilled in doing this kind of work, it might prove to be a clever idea to spend a few bucks on hiring a professional. Small mistakes could cost you a lot of money later, so just make sure to get it right, however you choose to do it.

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Get someone to help you with the electrical part

Get someone to help you with the electrical part

When you think about how much it would cost to remodel a kitchen, include hiring an electrician, if you’re not skilled in this domain. The electrical part is just as important and tricky as the plumbing part, so get someone that can do the job fast and risk-free.

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Fit all the pieces properly into your kitchen island

Fit all the pieces properly into your kitchen island

If you’re working on a piece of furniture that had another purpose before you bought it, make sure you take advantage of it by doing a bit of remodeling. For example, our kitchen island furniture was used as a double kitchen sink. We’ve decided to place a smaller, single sink, and leave the rest for a chopping board.

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Save the cutouts for a chopping board

Save the cut outs for a chopping board

After you’ve made the cut out for your kitchen sink into your island, don’t waste that precious material! It will be perfect for the chopping board we were talking about earlier.

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Apply your white wall tiles

Apply your white wall tiles

A couple of tiles will look great under the window. These white, classic wall tiles are cheap and always go well with white furniture.

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Use leftovers to hide any imperfections

Use leftovers to hide any imperfections

We’ve come up with an interesting disguise to hide all the shabby-looking places around your cupboards – just use the leftover vinyl tiles and stick them into place. It will look seamless and give the illusion that the kitchen’s floating.

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Put it all together

Put it all together

All the appliances and furniture are already in place, so just take your time to take care of every detail that will make your kitchen look better than ever. Put all your cupboards and cabinet doors into place, and the kitchen will look as good as new.

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Final look of your newly-remodeled kitchen

Final look of your newly-remodeled kitchen

This is the final look that you’ll get if you follow our DIY kitchen remodel ideas. If you were wondering about the cost of remodeling a small kitchen, you’ve surely noticed that by using our tips, you’ll save thousands of dollars, while also making your newly-remodeled kitchen look amazing. Just take your time and take advantage of any task you can do yourself.

This DIY project includes purchasing good quality furniture at low prices, painting the walls yourself, applying the floor tiles yourself, and even getting all those appliances to work properly with the smallest amount of help. If you’re wondering how to plan a kitchen remodel, it is important to think about the available space that you have in your kitchen. By doing this, you can easily decide on what colors you should use and how many pieces of furniture you can purchase, so you won’t get any unpleasant surprises when these pieces won’t fit in your room. Make sure you measure all the available space correctly, so you can take advantage of all the bits of the kitchen that could prove to be useful.

If you’re wondering how much it cost to remodel a kitchen of a medium size, we’d like to say that with all the right tips and hacks that we used, the price went down to no more than $2,000! Isn’t that a real bargain? Just think about the fact that an average kitchen remodeling could cost $20,000 or more, depending on how many changes you’re willing to make and how much you want to spend on appliances and labor. You can add character to your kitchen without having to spend all your savings, so go ahead and take some time to start this DIY project and get a great result.

Since we’re encouraging you to do this project mostly by yourself, we’d like to point out that it’s important to be prepared before you start. Since you’re not getting professional help, make sure that you know a bit about how to plan a kitchen remodel, and have everything on-site before you get started. We’ve noticed that one of the factors that raise your budget consistently appears when the homeowner picks the products during the renovation. If you won’t have something at hand and you’re in a hurry to finish a step of your project, you might pick items that are more expensive without even noticing. Like so, just take your time to get everything you need before you start, and you’ll surely get it right in next to no time.

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20. Start by painting your kitchen

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After you have taken out all the old appliances and furniture, start by painting your kitchen in your favorite color.

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Start by painting your kitchen
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