Attempting a remodel can be a big task whether you are trying to do it yourself or hire someone to help. When you are on a budget, you want to ensure that ever penny counts and you are getting the most for your money. A kitchen is one of the most popular rooms to be remodeled in a house. On average, a kitchen remodel runs about $18,856. Unless you just inherited a chunk of money, you may not be able to afford spending thousands of dollars on a kitchen remodel. If you are looking to give your kitchen a refreshed look, but don't have the budget for high-end decor, here are some tips for modernizing your kitchen on a budget.
Add Some Contrast
No one says that you have to keep all the cabinets the same color. Homeowners are getting bold and painting their cabinets two different colors to help add some dimension. By painting the top cabinets one color and the lower cabinets another color, you can add some contrast to your kitchen. For a modern look, try painting the top cabinets white and the bottom cabinets black. You can then add color with accessories like a rug, flowers, and dishes.
Change Out the Lighting
If you feel like your lighting is a little too outdated, then you can change it out with a simple fix. There are endless options available to help you modernize your kitchen with new lighting. Sconces added to the wall can help brighten up the kitchen and help add some decor to the room. Additionally, pendant lighting can help update the look of a kitchen and doesn't have to blow your budget.
Get New Hardware
Another inexpensive trick to modernizing your kitchen is to add new hardware. Take inventory of how many cabinet pulls you are going to need and compare prices at the local home supply store. Cabinet pulls and knobs can range in price so you want to be sure that you make sure you have enough in your budget for all the ones you are going to need. You don't want to have too big of a variety of pulls in your kitchen.
If you want to give your kitchen an updated look and make it look bigger, try adding glass doors to the cabinets. The transparent look helps adds some detail to the kitchen. If you don't have the money to replace the doors on the cabinets, then you can opt for a different route by removing the cabinet doors altogether. Just be sure you patch up any holes from taking off the doors.