Want to spruce up your kitchen but stuck on a tight budget? Check out the list of improvements you can do for under $100. These tips will come in handy when you’re ready to list your home to sell on the market or if you just want a new look for your space.
1. REFRESH THE SINK:
If your sink is starting to look outdated, find an affordable, yet stylish, replacement. If you have the eye for DIY, you can also purchase some sandpaper and a $4 can of spray paint that is made for metal and paint it to refresh and brighten the color.
2. HANG A NEW LIGHT FIXTURE
A decorative light fixture doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. It’s easy to find attractive ones that are under $100. You can go for a chrome finish or choose the rustic route whichever suits the current decor in your kitchen. Also consider putting LED lights under your kitchen cabinets for around $10-$20 for additional lighting.
3. PAINT THE CABINETS
With care taken in the prep work, you can refinish the paint on your cabinets. Refinishing kits can cost around $75. Refreshing the paint color or the stain will make your kitchen feel brand new.
4. TURN YOUR FRIDGE INTO A CHALKBOARD
Chalkboard finishes are a hot trend…especially on the fridge! They add more functionality by allowing homeowners to write grocery lists, menus, and even to-do lists right on the appliance. Use painters tape to outline the shape and size you want to use as the chalkboard, coat it with magnetic primer, and paint.
5. REPLACE OUTLET PLATES
Replace the outdated outlet wall plates for your light switches. You can add some character to it by using bold patterns, bright colors, or elegant textures. This is a super-easy and inexpensive fix if the switch plates are looking yellowed, cracked or outdated.
6. CHANGE HARDWARE
Replacing the hardware on your kitchen cabinets and drawers provides a drastic change to the look of your kitchen. Not only will you get rid of hideous outdated hardware, but you add a completely new feel to the theme of your kitchen with this simple and inexpensive update.
7. EXPAND STORAGE
Have empty wall space? Search your local home stores for cute baskets or storage containers you can use to fill it. Not only does it add character to your kitchen, it also adds functionality and increases storage options. This is a feature buyers love if you’re thinking of listing your home.
8. DRESS UP YOUR DECOR
Bring some color to your kitchen! Throw out decor that looks like it belongs in the 90’s, rugs that are falling apart, and anything else that weighs down a fresh look. Add in new rugs and hand towels that match your personality and the theme you’re trying to achieve. You can include plants and decorative pieces to add character and life to the kitchen as well.
9. CLEAN UP THE CLUTTER
The best cleaning tip I give all of my clients is to remove clutter. Nothing is a bigger eye-sore than too many things. It also messes with the energy in a home. Throw out a lot of things that are taking up too much space. If it’s sentimental, see if you can store it in a new place or even donate it.
It doesn’t take much work, time or money to make your kitchen feel like new as you can see from the suggestions above. If you have any questions about these suggestions or have some tips of your own you’d like to share, feel free to share in the comments or email me at Rachel@RachelKayla.com.