Kitchen Updates on a Budget

Home Builder with West Magnolia Charm

If you are anything like me you have always dreamt of having an amazing and beautiful kitchen. Now, if you are also like me, you don't have the time or budget to take on a complete kitchen renovation. Let's be real, it would be amazing to have a brand new sparkling kitchen but if it's not in the cards at the moment then you have to make do with what you have. However, that doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful kitchen.

One of the easiest ways to save money while updating your kitchen is by doing the work yourself.  Here are 4 ways to give your kitchen an update without blowing your entire budget. 

1. Paint your cabinets

Cabinets are an expensive part of your kitchen. Replacing cabinets can either take up your entire budget or even make you give over. Keep your budget in check by painting your cabinets. Whether it's a bold blue or a subtle green color. Paint can truly transform your cabinets and give them an updated look you want. The main thing to focus on is how to paint your kitchen cabinets the right way. If you are going to take the time to paint them, you want to make sure they last. 

2. Paint your floors.

Flooring tends to be an aspect of many kitchens that is outdated. Why? because it's not usually the easiest thing to switch out. But no fear, you can update them without ripping them apart. Once again, paint them. By taking the appropriate steps, you can paint your floors so they are durable and long-lasting. Stenciling your floors is a great way to get a tiled look. 

3. Shop the clearance sections.

If you are looking to update anything from light fixtures to cabinet hardware, shopping the clearance section is a great way to find deals within your budget. You can always speak to a store manager regarding clearance products to see if there are any further discounts to be given. The worst thing that can happen is they say no. It's worth a shot though. 


Just because you don't have the means to completely renovate your kitchen doesn't mean you have to be stuck with an old outdated one. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of creativity and hard work to get what you want in your kitchen while staying on budget. Not only will you save money but you will be proud of the work you did to make it your own.

Comments (2)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Cate Griffing this is good information and direction for low budget remodeling of a kitchen.... the end result will be gorgeous if done properly...

Jul 29, 2020 02:42 PM
Carol Culkin
Diamond Partners Inc - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Residential Real Estate

A kitchen redo can certainly pay off. Budgeting can be tough though. There is a noticeable difference when it's not well thought out and inexpensive materials are used. Always take your time and plan to splurge a little where it counts. My neighbor once did an amazing job painting cabinets on her own, she budgeted to replace them if it didn't work out and was pleasantly surprised when it did. 

Jul 29, 2020 11:21 PM