5 Budget-Friendly DIY Kitchen Refurbishing Tips

Do you feel as if your kitchen lacks any stylish and functional features? Are you just tired of it looking lackluster and want to refurbish it? Whatever your reason for remodeling your kitchen, you will definitely find this article useful as it provides some DIY tips on how to do so. Keep in mind that remodeling doesn’t have to be expensive. The pointers we’re providing are also budget-friendly!

Note: Although simple DIY is encouraged in restyling your kitchen, it’s important to consult professionals if you’re planning on doing in-depth renovations like changing plumbing lines, reconstructing whole areas, etc.

1. Make your furniture and grout gleam again

Refurbishing doesn’t necessarily have to be complicated. You can make your kitchen look new and fresh by simply cleaning and improving the appearance of certain fixtures and areas. Tile grouts in your kitchen accumulate dirt or become chipped due to aging and low maintenance. Clean the grout gaps with a toothbrush if it’s crummy and/or repaint the grout if it has been chipped. Cleaning and repainting may not seem like a complicated overhaul but you’ll be surprised how these regimens can have a huge impact to the overall appearance of your kitchen.

2. Add a chalkboard on the kitchen wall

Spruce up your kitchen and set up an affordable chalkboard on the wall. It’s a simple yet fun design to add to your kitchen. What you write or draw on the chalkboard is up to you; it could be a calendar, recipe list, etc. If you have kids, you can also let them draw on the board.

3. Enhance your kitchen sink

Some homeowners think that they should install granite countertops or high quality wood for flooring, but this isn’t necessarily true. Indeed, granite countertops and hardwood flooring will definite look nice on your kitchen; however, there are other less expensive ways to do it. Upgrading or enhancing your kitchen sink can greatly help in renewing its appearance. It can be confusing to choose which sink you would like to install.

Naturally, you would select a sink that fits your design taste, but you need to go beyond appearances if you want to make the most out of the sink you’re purchasing. Sinks that are made of stainless steel are a nice option since it’s not expensive, can last a long time, and very easy to clean than most materials.  Quartz composite sinks are also a great alternative to granite-made sinks.

4. Granite materials too expensive? Just paint granite instead!

You can have your countertop achieve that granite look without coughing too much cash by simply coating it with granite paint. It’s highly recommended that your countertop has a sleek surface so that the granite paint will be varnished well. Of course, it won’t hurt to have long-lasting and trusty granite paint.   

5. Use light colors for a small kitchen

Using dark colors will only make your kitchen smaller than it already does. If you have a small kitchen, we recommend you use light colors to create the illusion of having more space while also making it more welcoming.


Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.

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