Do you secretly fantasize about a new kitchen? Many of us do. The reality sets in when we start to create a budget or take a walk in the home improvement store. According to the site Remodeling, the national average for a major kitchen renovation costs a little over $54,000. If money was no object, we would all have the kitchen of our dreams. Here in the real world, homeowners on a budget need to find creative ways to create their dream kitchen.
We realize that not everyone has an extra $50,000 laying around to update their kitchen. Just because you can’t afford a major kitchen overhaul, doesn’t mean that you can’t have the kitchen of your dreams. There are updates you can do that will give your kitchen a quick update and look like new. If you are looking for an easy and cost efficient way to give your kitchen a facelift, choose one of these five projects that should cost you less than $10,000 each.
Update Your Countertop
A new countertop can be just what your kitchen needs to go from blah to amazing. By choosing a high-quality butcher block countertop from Country Mouldings, you are introducing the beauty of locally sourced wood into your kitchen. The costs can range depending on the size of your kitchen and size of countertops, but it’s safe to say that we can find a high-quality countertop that can add value and beauty to your kitchen for much less than $10,000.
You will be amazed at how the look of your kitchen will be altered, simply by changing your countertops.
Do you have old tile or vinyl in your kitchen? You may want to look into replacing it. For some kitchens, the flooring is what makes the entire space look outdated. A few decades ago, putting wood floors in your kitchen would be unheard of. Today it’s becoming the norm. The best part of wood flooring is that it can be installed quickly and for a small to mid-size kitchen, is extremely affordable.
Add a Kitchen Island With a Butcher Block
For some homeowners, their choice to renovate is born from a necessity to better use their space. They may need more storage or additional space to prepare their meals. A quick and inexpensive fix can be to install a custom kitchen island with a custom Country Mouldings butcher block countertop. You not only create a new preparation space, but more storage as well. Find a cabinet base that has the combination of shelving or drawers that you need and build your island from there.
Switch Out Your Appliances
Just like a new piece of jewelry can make an outfit look completely different, new appliances can do the same for your kitchen. Many homeowners are trading outdated appliances for new, sleek appliances in stainless steel and black. Buy in a package from your local home improvement store and you can save money and ensure that the color and look is cohesive (yes, stainless steel isn’t created equally).
Update Your Backsplash
For those of you who just crave a little change without any major renovations, you can spice up your kitchen with a new backsplash. You can choose tiles to complement your existing color scheme or add a pop of color to accent the space. This is a project that generally can be completed in a weekend by yourself or a contractor. Depending on the tile and whether you can install it yourself, you may spend a few hundred to a thousand dollars.
As you can see, you shouldn’t let a small budget hinder you from making big changes in your kitchen. By choosing one (or more) of these projects, you can create a beautiful space without compromising your budget.
How can we help you make your kitchen dreams a reality? At Country Mouldings we have a wide variety of custom wood countertops, flooring and moulding to fit any budget. Our high-quality custom products can be ordered with just a few clicks at our online store.
Source – for Average Kitchen Renovation http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/