Real estate experts advice that one of the easiest way to increase the value of your property is through a kitchen remodel. One of the advantages of renovating a small kitchen is that it does not have to cost a lot of money. You can remodel a small kitchen on a budget without breaking the proverbial bank.
1. “New” Cabinets
Replacing your kitchen cabinets can be one of the most expensive kitchen renovations tasks. However, you can save significant amounts of money by re-facing kitchen cabinets yourself. There are two methods used to reface kitchen cabinets:
Whichever option you choose, make sure the cabinets are degreased before applying stain or paint. You can dramatically update the look of your kitchen by replacing old hardware without spending significant amounts of money.
2. New Flooring
Bring warmth to your kitchen by installing wood or laminate wood flooring. These types of flooring are tongue-and-groove constructions, which makes them easy to install. Another type of flooring that you can install in your kitchen is the peel-and-stick laminate flooring. While this type of flooring is easy to install, it is not as durable as tile or wood. You can save on labor by installing new flooring on your kitchen if you are just a little bit handy. While laying tile flooring can be a relatively simple task, it is time consuming and requires you to set aside at least three days to install the tiles.
Countertops can markedly improve the look of a small kitchen. Installing new countertops can be a huge expense, but countertops are great as return investments if you can afford them. Granite is one of the trendiest, but expensive, countertop options. Laminate countertops are affordable options for homeowners who find granite and manufactured stone price prohibitive. Another affordable option is concrete, which is relatively inexpensive, easy to install and durable. Concrete kitchen countertops make small kitchens look modern and stylish.
This is a great place to show your personality. Here, you can use a wide variety of materials including granite, plastic, ceramic tiles, glass tiles and even countertop materials. Install painted tiles to add a fun and funky design in your kitchen or use glass tiles to create a cool mosaic.
5. New Sinks and Fixtures
New sinks and fixtures can complete the look of your small kitchen. Stainless steel, a timeless option for a kitchen sink, requires very little upkeep. Update your kitchen fixtures and make doing dishes and preparing meals in your renovated kitchen an enjoyable experience.
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