Updated: Feb 21
There are a few reasons why you would want to renovate your kitchen. It could be extremely outdated, you want to increase the value of your home, or maybe you want to personalize your home because ain't no place like home, right. Plenty of times, I'm sure you have gone into the IKEAs of the world and have seen complete kitchen sets for $10,000-15,000. That's a lot of money for a lot of people. What if I told you, you could remodel your kitchen with only $300? Now, this does require some work on your part, but I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mind putting in my own work to save myself $10,000. Whether you are a real estate investor or a primary homeowner this can help keep more money in your pockets. For the rest of this article, I will break down how you can completely makeover your kitchen under the usual $500 that's advertised.
First thing you think of when you envision new countertops are marble, right? Getting those
nice clean marble countertops seems like the go-to but definitely isn't necessary to give your kitchen the facelift it needs. Try Marble Paper Granite Wallpaper as an option. This is an easy do it yourself (DIY) that is cheap and provides a nice clean finish look in your kitchen. An 11.8" x78.7" roll will cost you $6.99 on amazon.
Resurfacing Your Cabinets
No need to completely replace your cabinets. That could easily rack up to $1500. Why not just unhinge your cabinets and repaint them. Don't worry about having to sand them down before repainting. INSL-X Trim and Cabinet paint allow you to have a smooth finish that provides an elegant look to your kitchen. One gallon can of paint is about $46, so I would get about two cans for good measure, depending on how. I forgot to mention you also don't need to use a primer as well. This project is getting better and easier as you read. You could and should replace your cabinet fixtures. Your cabinet handles may be a bit out of date. You can get a 30 pack from Amazon for about $22. If your fixtures still have a modern look, but you only want to change the color, you can also spray paint them. It's a simple fix to unscrew the handles and provide them with an updated look. You can paint your hinges so they can complement your color of choice for your cabinets. Finding a metallic/shiny looking paint would be the way to go.
If you don't want to repaint your hinges ($35.99 for 50 pieces), you can also replace them, which is an easy task. The cabinets are the centerpiece of your new remodeled kitchen. Make them pop but, of course, on a budget. Right now, we are at $156. Let's unpack the rest of what needs to be done for your kitchen to be complete.
Adding a finished look to your kitchen is where the backsplash comes in. You can go the peel and stick way route or the ceramic style. You can purchase a 40 pack of 5 square feet for $54.99 and the peel and peel and stick backsplash for $31.99 (12"x12") on Amazon. Personally, I like the peel and stick option. It's quicker and less messy. Of course, the ceramic style does have an authentic look to it as well. Based on preference, I would make my decision on which way to go.
Throughout my time in real estate investing, I have come across what's currently "in" and what's "out." What is currently "in" are luxury vinyl floor tiles. Do not be intimidated by installing your own flooring. Luxury vinyl floor tiles are also peel and stick, so if you mess up, you can always take a strip up and reposition it to your liking. These tiles are easy to cut as well in order to place around corners and doorways. For $90, you can purchase 52 sq ft.
Do not sell yourself short on what you can accomplish without a contractor's assistance. A little bit of elbow grease (what my father would all hard work) and creativity can go a long way. Between Youtube and HGTV take some ideas from those platforms and bring your kitchen to life in your own way. And by the way all the products I mentioned together only costed you only $301.
Below is an DIY on a budget kitchen remodel:
Below are some recommended products to help with your remodeling project: